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Originally posted by TDawgRex
I can trace my bloodlines waaaaaaaay back. Am I wealthy? Nope. But I do consider myself as amonsgt the elite, to a degree. I don't depend upon others, yet, for my survival.
One of the things that amazes me is that people consider the "Elite" as the survivors and these folks would have no idea how to plant crops, set up a defensive perimeter, etc.
Is there a class of sub-elites?
Originally posted by gncnew
Follow that last question... seriously. If they are continually "destroying" their blood line... how do they stay in power? How do they continue to make money?
Paris Hilton is an example... ridiculous diva who spends money like we use toilet paper - OR - brilliant business woman who knows the easiest and quickest way to make a buck in modern society?
Originally posted by silent thunder
So the "bloodline" is constantly getting new infusions from more robust players. As one skill becomes obsolete and another becomes newly necessary, an effective elite will seek to adjust in various ways, such as marriage politics. Power structures that cannot adapt become brittle and are replaced with new power structures and new elites.edit on 8/30/11 by silent thunder because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by gncnew
Originally posted by windword
I wonder thought - if put back into pre-industrial times... would the UK Royals come off as "useless"?
and - why did they stay in power if they were all "crazy" with inbreeding? Crazies don't last long (see Hitler, Pol-Pot, etc.)
Carlos II of Spain
Inbreeding can only make genetic and mental defects stronger as in the case of Juana the Mad’s descendant King Carlos II of Spain. He was severely disfigured from birth with a huge elongated ., a misshapen body and a jaw that could not close so he could eat. Meanwhile, he was relegated to being an idiot from birth since he was hardly taught anything and only went from an infantile brain to idiocy in his older years. Carlos’ relatives all died leaving him the throne and an over-bearing mother to rule in his stead. However, he thought of himself as bewitched because of his suffering, while in today’s world most of what he suffered would have been recognized as being cause by inbreeding.
Originally posted by simone50m
It would be an interesting and -rightious- research project, to try and find out, if the elites have been doing bad or good. Or more bad than good, or more good than bad......as I am guilty of helping the meme that they do bad.
Originally posted by TheThirdAdam
I think David Icke would have been half believable if he would've presented his case for the illuminati ptb without adding in the whole part about reptiods and whatnot when he got to a part that he couldn't give an explanation.
Most of the "Elite" are actually rich, powerful, and generally in their current position because they are better than the rest of us common folk.
Originally posted by greenCo
Just look at the mess that our "Elites" created.