1. True, there are no hereditary titles such as duke, earl, marquis or king in the US. However, the topic of your thread indicates you have a
willingness to, at a minimum at least, consider the out right murder of those who do hold inherited titles. Why stop there? May as well expand it to
anyone you deem "too wealthy"? This is typical of "peoples revolutions". See the histories of the USSR, China, Cuba, etc. etc. etc. Who are you to
decide who should live and who should die based on their socio-economic status?
The Aristocracy is not a group based upon economic status. You cannot enter their group as any other group can over time. They are a group based upon
hereditary title. You cannot enter even if you gain a non- heriditary title such as doctor. When I talk of the Aristocracy I mean the Aristocracy not
any other group.
2 What you are describing in your OP, is class warfare. That is how I read it
Quite right too. I think you will find that f you like it or nt there has always been class warfare and they have been winning for a very long time.
Why do you only get interested when a group outside of them gets interested. .
3 Class warfare again. As I stated....there will ALWAYS be the haves and the have-nots. It matters not who is in power or what type of political
system is in place. Again....see the histories of the USSR, China, Cuba, etc. etc. etc.
As I said this is nothing todo with haves and have nots.The Aristocracy are a separate group. Also it may interest you to know that the poorest people
generally like having the aristocracy there. The grouo that is the least royalist and also anti aristocracy are the better off.
4 I fully recognize many people have and will continue to inherit their wealth. I have no problem with inherited wealth. Some of that wealth has been
gained as you described.....can't argue with that. Unfortunately, we live in a mean mean world. Slavery and war has been a part of human existence for
millinia. I believe there are times when war is justified. Slavery cannot be justifed. I am with you there. Someone, however, must build the tools for
war. It is a very lucrative business.
The main problem is the way they pass on their wealth. Only the eldest son guarantees getting anything: in some families their wealth may be enough to
give some to other son's and daughters. They the pass on wealth generation to generation, also power. I believe wealth was meant to disperse with
generations forcing people to be productive.
( I may also add that there have been rumours of some people killing the eldest son to inherit. If true I believe the police generally leave the
aristocracy alone in these matters)
5 You will never close the gap. Again, look at the histories of those who have tried to force it. All that was done was to transfer the wealth to
others. The leadership lived like kings while the common man foundered as dependants of the government. Unfortunately, this utopia of which you dream
is just that......a dream....as long as humans are involved.
At one time the earnings of the ceo of a company was only a relatively small multiple of the lowest paid worker: relative to the rest of the world. At
this point Japan's economy worked fine.
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