posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 06:27 PM
reply to post by thetruth777
I do not believe that the upper-middle class is immune. Frankly I think most millionaires probably aren't immune. They may not feel the pinch as
fast, but ultimately I believe we're talking about rule by economics, and classes that can't be oppressed financially will be dangerous.
Look at the American Revolution. The masterminds were well bred, well wed, well read, and well fed. They were entrepenuers. They were the ones with
the means to organize and lead a resistance by the commoners.
Eventually, in order to rule such people, it will be necessary to render them dependent upon their jobs by forcing them to take more credit than they
can afford in order to maintain their lifestyle. This means taking them out of sole proprieterships and bringing them under the umbrella of larger
corporations (the Walmart War, for lack of a better word), and pushing more spending and more taxes upon them, and then, when they are leveraged for
all their worth, tighten the bankruptcy laws and tank real estate to rob them of their equity and make sure that they have to stay employed and abide
by the regulations sent down from corporate headquarters. They may still have nice homes, nice cars, and better schools, but it will be contingent on
their willingness to surrender to ever-increasing regulations in order to continue recieving their sallaries and their credit.