American Caliphate - Book 4

       Jessie Jennifer
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8.
The Global Billionaire Caste System
Power abhors a vacuum.
The American republic is designed to constrain politicians from ever getting too much power. This might seem like a very good thing, but power has simply seeped through the cracks in the wall, and it has created the world that now exists. Power abhors a vacuum.
Restrictions on political power and the nature and structure of democracy and the global economy have created a new power structure based exclusively on money. In this new power structure, it is not impossible but nearly impossible to move from one caste to the next in your lifetime.
Because elections cost so much money (over 100 million dollars was spent in the last Senatorial race in North Carolina between Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan), the political caste will always remain subservient to the billionaire caste. Add to this, the widespread belief that money cannot be constrained by anything and a brutally oppressive caste system is the result.
The Clintons, of the Bill and Hillary sort, not being stupid, (after all, they are Yale grads and Yale and Harvard are the grooming kennels for the political caste), realized this global caste structure and would have been the first ever to move from the political caste (break the glass ceiling) to the billionaire caste if Hillary Clinton had won the presidential election in 2016. (The Clintons! Those parvenus! Those parvenus!)
Here is the global caste structure or the global plutocratic system, (whichever is the most appropriate term):

Billionaire caste
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Political caste
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Media caste
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Professional caste
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Military caste
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Working caste
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Prison caste

Since the media caste will always support the political state that empowers it, this elite media, or imperial press corps, whichever is the most appropriate term (The press corps is the enemy of the people! - my fourth tweet) the propaganda this institution spews at everyone in the world is this:
"Democracy is bloosoming everywhere," the talking head will say with a beaming smile: thus, preserving the global billionaire caste structure through deception. Only the top three castes have any rights, representation, or voice. (The American people have no rights, no representation, and no voice - tweet # 11).
It is only a matter of time before the billionaire caste becomes the trillionaire caste since everything works to sustain this plutocratic system. Probably the world's first trillionaire will come from Silicon Valley (AKA a tech oligarch) as computer power becomes greater and greater, and algorithms become more and more commonly used, and AI and robots put hundreds of thousands out of work - perhaps millions - and the zeros and ones crowd makes a killing, claiming they are the future - and they are. Although the French have a saying: the more things change the more they remain the same. And the future looks oh-so-much like the past.
So only one question remains:
Who's going to be the world's first trillionaire?







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