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.