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Who do you think rules the world?

 
 
Lash
 
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Reply Sun 8 Dec, 2013 03:41 pm
@Lash,
I STILL crave the Colonel fortnightly.
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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sun 8 Dec, 2013 07:22 pm
@lil host,
The powerful rule the world, and while the powerful who do, usually become quite rich, wealth isn't a requirement for power.

Vladimir Lenin, Mao Tse Tung, Fidel Castro, Adolph Hitler, etc etc etc, were not rich when they came to hold extreme degrees of power.

Quite a few men of relatively modest means have occupied what has, for the last 100 years or so, been the most powerful position on earth. That many of them left a whole lot wealthier then when they arrived is more a reflection of the fruits of power rather than the prerequisites.

The people who rule the world are those driven to do so; most for a lust for power. Wealth is rarely the price of admission into the club.
lil host
 
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Reply Sun 8 Dec, 2013 07:49 pm
@Finn dAbuzz,
trueee
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Lash
 
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Reply Sun 8 Dec, 2013 09:26 pm
@Lash,
She tries to reveal who runs the world again...
http://youtu.be/TPMS6tGOACo
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 8 Dec, 2013 10:50 pm
I mighta known Harland Sanders was behind it all . . .
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Foofie
 
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Reply Mon 9 Dec, 2013 11:40 am
@Finn dAbuzz,
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

The people who rule the world are those driven to do so; most for a lust for power. Wealth is rarely the price of admission into the club.


I also believe that there might be a desire to have a legacy beyond one's demise, through temporal power. Meaning, the powerful get into the history books, and the history books might give one the illusion of immortality.

And, there are many quite wealthy people that have a lust for invisibility, they having a desire to remain invisible to the flotsam and jetsum of society. This brings to mind the liberal arts colleges, nestled in woods in New England, where children of the wealthy might go. They do not need degrees from well known universities. There futures are already taken care of through a network of directors that their parents know.

In other words, the old money, in my opinion, and what I believe I read (if I understood) was that a great part of material elitism is to be able to isolate oneself from the commoners. Cabin cruisers come to mind. They might be happy to let those with insatiable egos do the heavy lifting of running society. Pre 1929 silent films often depicted these wealthy dilettantes. Not after the Depression though.
lil host
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2013 04:15 pm
@Foofie,
TRUTHH , i like how we came to put a picture for these people brainwashing us, i quote " the first step to truth is defining the problem"
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