The Billionaire Boys Survival Club

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The Billionaire Boys Survival Club

Survival of the Richest Selfish

I read with some mild concern the recent contribution "Survival of the Richest - The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind" by Douglas Rushkoff, a professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at the City University of New York, Queens College. Apparently he has, for his acumen as a media theorist, technophile and reluctant futurist, been allowed a glimpse behind the curtain.

In his article "Survival of the Richest" can be read how he was paid to give a talk to five billionaire hedge-fund managers who wanted a Q&A session on where to ride out a cataclysmic event, how to use technology to stay in control and how, basically, to escape the consequences of the world they helped create and profited from by participating in the globalist bankster klepto-kakistocracy.

Rushkoff waxed humane and optimistic, but the unimaginably wealthy who could afford half his salary for a few hours of chat were - and apparently are - convinced a civilization-ending event of unimaginable magnitude is in the offing. I'm not sure who was more naive, Rushkoff for believing such an event can be avoided or a couple of billionaire doughboys for believing they can survive.

Rushkoff's solution, eminently reasonable, was that these men should treat their personnel like family today in order to survive tomorrow. They in turn were "amused" but preferred such ideas as disciplinary shock collars, controlled access to resources or replacing humans with robot servants, demonstrating they would rather walk over corpses in the future than use their wealth to create a better world now.


Human life and freedom clearly has a price tag for such men. They prefer enforced slavery as a control mechanism rather than forging social bonds based on respect, appreciation and reciprocity. As Rushkoff pointed out, they consider humans the problem, not the solution. Why am I not surprised that demonstrably paranoid psychopaths believe people are the problem?

That billionaires focus on their own survival is not surprising. That they believe it can be achieved via forced servitude, is. Firstly, because such honesty from psychopaths is exceedingly rare, secondly, it reveals just how delusional, short-sighted and completely disconnected from their own humanity they have become. My visceral reaction to their plight is a medley of both pity and disgust.

Imagining the doomsday scenario they fear isn't difficult. Imagining how such people can come out the other side with their skin intact however... Humanity has survived thusfar because as a whole it is comprised of social and kinship networks. Deviation from that structural survival mechanism is maladaptive at the genetic level and likely to be expunged during periods of extreme upheaval. (The evolutionary aspect is more complicated than that, but I will address that in a future post.)

That Rushkoff's advice to spread the love and use their influence to avoid a civilizational collapse was discounted by billionaires who can afford to expend millions to get the information they need to make the best decisions possible is concerning to say the least. Despite their maladaptive approach to surviving a potential cataclysm, they made billions by being informed and planning ahead.

Do they know something we don't? It seems relatively clear at this stage that the centralization of wealth and power in the hands of a few megalomaniacal sociopaths has proven itself a danger to the species. Is the current information revolution, unaligned with globalist goals, the first widespread immune reaction of human civilization to the bankster vampire squid that is the debt and death paradigm?

Is it this awakening, this immune reaction to the aggressive parasites, that will trigger the cataclysm? As I have postulated in previous posts, our civilization is at the inevitable crossroads between subjugating the vast majority to an eternity of technocratic slavery or a real revolution against those who have farmed humanity and kept it afraid, poor and ignorant for the last several hundred years.

As much as I wish it were and hope it will be otherwise, I don't see that showdown between eternal tyranny and freedom playing out peacefully. Neither apparently, do the billionaires. If that showdown escalates as I postulated in Red-Pilled Tide Turned Black, the billionaire boys club would have been well served by heeding Rushkoff's advice. But by then it will be too late.

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Four cardinal virtues serve as pillars to civilization: wisdom, justice, temperance, ans fortitude. The West has a fifth virtue - fear and obedience to their Christian God. Yet, all these qualities are as worthless as a fool's counsel, in governing a state, without the will to rule with an iron fist. The West, obsessively demanding meaningless "freedoms" and compulsively fearful in loss of previleges, has degenerated their civilization to mere mercantile consortium. The West is not governed, but rather is operated as a business. The West has financial resources, but not power; it has managers but not rulers.

These merchant scum have amassed too much resources and influence in the West, precisely due to the lack of a firm ruling hand at the rudder of the state. Will of the ruler, whether he be king, or even an educated populace, is paramount in how a state functions. Even if all the resources were stripped from these merchant scum and distributed to the populace, would the current demos have the will to govern, or would they merely be sated with the next iPhone? Modern "freedom" is but license for the muck to remain voluntary slaves to mercantile gnomes whose only purpose is amassing shiny things that clink.

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I wish I could disagree with your assessment of the situation, but all evidence points towards its validity. The West has been conquered by the bankster cartel and the productivity of the populace has been leveraged as collateral to service the loans the banks issue to the governments that they need to maintain the illusion of solvency (which they are not). By definition the state, functioning on debt issued by creditors, is indeed operated as a business for the benefit of the banksters - any who would defy the banksters are systematically eliminated. Nail guns for everyone.

A vast percentage of the populace, at this point in time, has been so systematically mis-educated and mal-educated so as to be incapable of governing itself should a vacuum of "authority" suddenly arise. Many have become so degenerate in both cognitive and moral capacity that the absence of the state would be considered license to abandon any pretense of civilized society whatsoever. It has been engineered this way on purpose, the parasites need the host organisms to think the parasite is necessary, and they have done a damn good job by infecting almost everyone with a coercive collectivist belief system.

Unfortunately, I agree with you. We are at a scary time in our history, globally. It's not a shock that the rich look to their survival, when to large degree they are the ones that have set themselves up to most benefit from the demise of the middle class. In times of calamity, who ever has the cash is able to buy other people's assets when they are most desperate and most fragile. When the inevitable recovery happens, they unload the assets for obscene multiples to someone else who ends up wishing they didn't buy the asset...

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The boom and bust cycle is artificially engineered to enable the bankster cartel and its chosen minions to fleece the population and periodically centralize wealth and power. What is coming however looks less like a bust of the economic cycle than a knock-down drag out fight for human dignity in the face of absolute corruption. The billionaires aren't worried about a turn down in an economic cycle that they can use to accumulate more wealth, but surviving the populace waking up to the fact it has been being screwed, with malicious forethought, by bad actors for their entire lives. The question I didn't pose in my post above was how far will the "elites" go to stop the "normies" from guillotining them all? Nuclear war, viral pandemic, EMP "reset", engineered famine? Any of those are easily possible with current technologies. That, I think, is what the billionaires boys are gearing up to survive, hoping they can sit it out on the far ends of the earth until the dust settles. If that is the case, there may not be anything worth buying afterwards.

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I hadn't thought about this like you just wrote. It seems completely plausible that they are looking not to take advantage of an extreme economic credit cycle, but to actually survive...

I didn't catch that 'treat them like family' part the first read through, either that, or maybe I read a different article by Rushkoff.

Maybe if they take him up on his advice they'll learn that it feels good to treat people right. Maybe some of them will take it upon themselves to start doing the right thing.

Like exposing what the "event" is before it happens, effectively giving everyone a fighting chance at survival or preparedness.

I have a feeling though, from their perspective it's just a SHTF plan and the only difference between them and us in their minds is they have more money and resources in order to deal with such a scenario.

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I am not sure the only differences they perceive are based on money and resources, a number of the super rich have actively propagated the idea of culling the population because they are "useless eaters" or mask it behind altruistic bleating about overpopulation and ecological collapse. Some (many?) of them almost certainly believe they are inherently superior to those not in their class and thus unworthy of survival. Scary times.

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Oh yeah, no doubt there is a certain class to which we are just a liability to them. They probably own or control private corporations that own shares in the federal united states corporation.

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