If the rich cannot buy America and bend the poor and weak to their will (or just make sure they are never born), then we might as well be living in North Korea.
Speaking of which, here is an excellent piece from the American Conservative that reflects what real conservatism (the kind that conserves what is good out of Western Civilization, including the Sermon on the Mount’s defense of the poor from the depradations of the rich and powerful). It’s called “The Revolt of the Rich” and describes the way in which “the super-rich have achieved escape velocity from the gravitational pull of the very society they rule over. They have seceded from America.”
You now live in a country in which the elites think patriotism and love of country is either a quaint superstition or a useful tool for manipulating you. But they themselves have no interest in the country and have already effectively seceded from it.
And so our troops go to fight wars for these people and when the time comes for one of them to make his grab for power, he doesn’t even bother to acknowledge their existence. Meanwhile, the other Lizard keeps them out there in harm’s way and cuts their benefits.
Our Ruling Class serves our Ruling Class. They don’t care about you. As a reader says:
Just a reminder: All that crap about private vs. public sector, there being private organizations that will stand up to the state, is just crap. At the levels of American society where large decisions are taken, there is no line between private and public. American politics is merely a discussion about how to obliterate that line for everyone and in everything.
Catholics need to wake up to the fact that Jesus is the One who cares about us, not Caesar or Mammon. Hoping that, this time for sure, Caesar and Mammon will not betray you and will finally give you the happiness you seek is the biggest waste of time in the world. They don’t care about you except insofar as you are useful and you are their enemy insofar as you place God ahead of them. Face that and live in accordance with that reality.