It’s Official: The Super Rich Are Afraid Of Pitchforks


You know there’s too much money concentrated in too few hands when a bunch of people hyped on their own self importance due to their cash stash start doing this:

Nervous financiers from across the globe have begun purchasing landing strips, homes and land in areas such as New Zealand so they can flee should people rise up.

Why are they buying such “bolt holes” complete with their own personal airports?

With growing inequality and riots such as those in London in 2011 and in Ferguson and other parts of the USA last year, many financial leaders fear they could become targets for public fury.

So these people have a French aristocracy complex?  They think “the little people” will actually come after them when the cash behind the recent unrest has been traced to none other than George Soros who is one of them.  (Maybe he is trying to get rid of the competition.)

What, have they watched the Bastille stormed in one too many movies?

Robert Johnson, president of the Institute of New Economic Thinking, told people at the World Economic Forum in Davos that many hedge fund managers were already planning their escapes.

He said: “I know hedge fund managers all over the world who are buying airstrips and farms in places like New Zealand because they think they need a getaway.”

Hey go for it.  More power to you.  At this point, if we – the little people – didn’t take advantage of all of you being together at Davos trying to figure out how to convince us that humans are actually causing climate change, mostly likely, no one cares.

Psst: No one cares.  Really.

Quotes from the UK Mirror

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.

2 Comments on "It’s Official: The Super Rich Are Afraid Of Pitchforks"

  1. kid_you_not | 01/27/2015 at 7:06 PM |

    No it won’t. You think they haven’t thought of this? Their wealth is in land and gold.

  2. William556 | 01/27/2015 at 2:58 PM |

    Hunting them down won’t really be necessary anyway. If the markets crash, that will take away most of their wealth. If the global economy tanks, they won’t be able to manage their high lifestyle for very long either. Besides that, if they cluster themselves together, they will most likely begin turning on each other before long, especially as the caviar and champagne begins to run low and they try to redistribute the supplies of such necessities, or simply fighting over who will be in charge.

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