DENVER, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is the conclusion to a two-part statement by J. Moromisato.
2. A Government by the Rich and for the Rich: The Emergence of the DORPs.
After taking almost absolute control over the financial system and the flow of credit on which our livelihood depends, how do the super-rich manage to protect such power from the natural reaction of the vast majority of people?
Their first line of defense is of course the DORPs, or "Defenders Of Rich People." DORPs are not as rich, and most of them are not even rich at all, but they have hope. Mostly they believe the economic fallacies that permeate our way of thinking.
Please don't misunderstand me; I am not saying that the super-rich have confabulated or formed a cabal to protect their singular interest. By acting individually with a common purpose, their collective scheme has appeared as an emergent property. I am sure they are not even aware that such scheme even exists.
Coming back to the issue of control, how would a society run by the rich and for the rich look like? It would be fashioned to:
- Keep people in the dark, feeding them BS (just like mushrooms)
- Promote "convenient" economic theories
- Keep the media buzz within control
- Keep high unemployment (people busy trying to find or keep their jobs).
- Make candidates and elected officials dependent on campaign contributions and media ads.
- Direct the flow of money toward the wealthy class.
- Promote lower taxes -- which is a sure way to fiscal deficits and further enrichment of the wealthy.
- Preserve trade deficits by any means -- a good way to get richer and keep unemployment high.
Among the "convenient" economic teachings is the idea that taxes are bad for people, and the only thing worse is for the government to recover its power to create money.
The first bullet point is instrumental in the emergence of the DORPs, who would in turn work zealously to implement the other items.
When Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate in economics and NY Times columnist, wrote recently (10/04), "Modern American conservatism is, in large part, a movement shaped by billionaires and their bank accounts, and assured paychecks for the ideologically loyal are an important part of the system," he was clearly referring to the super-rich/DORPs coalition.
In my recent books, The Coming Age of Freed Money (2010) and The Denver Plan to End Unemployment (Oct 2010), I have laid out a new view of the economy that describes a better way to organize our society free of the tyranny of the super-rich and the DORPs.
SOURCE J. Moromisato