Billionaires are trying to figure out how to keep the world from having so many non-billionaires on it. What could possibly go wrong?

Some of America’s leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s population and speed up improvements in health and education.

The philanthropists who attended a summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change.

Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America’s wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey.

I wish I’d have been one of the servants at this meeting, because I would have told them how they could have decreased the world’s population by a full seven people before the meeting even ended.

My wild skepticism is borne from the knowledge that many of these same people throw their financial weight behind the creation of political systems that run counter to the reason(s) they have so much money — systems that inevitably become socialist cesspools that breed the kind of conditions the “Good Club” says causes overpopulation, health nightmares and lousy education. “Counterproductive” doesn’t even begin to describe their efforts.

George Soros, for example, is a Marxist — worse yet, he’s a capitalist Marxist. I don’t know about you, but when I think of the history of Marxism, I don’t think of examples that had generally sound economies where the citizens were well educated, the health care was top-notch and the system of government was a beacon of human and civil rights.

Soros, Buffett and uber-lunatic Ted Turner have 12 children between them, so clearly the upper-crust of global society believes that overpopulation is only a problem for us serfs. The Rockefellers have bred like rabbits too, but, again, an overcrowded polo club doesn’t seem to be a major concern.

Oh, and the “Good Club” might greet this news from China might with disdain.

This group of arrogant billionaires with grand visions of societal redesign proves one thing — Charlie’s dad from So I Married an Axe Murderer was right:

Comments

2 Responses to “The Billionaires Club Decides the World Has Enough Non-Billionaires”

  1. Joyanna Adams on March 19th, 2010 8:41 pm

    Excellent points….I just read yesterday that Bill Gates (one of his many vaccine foundations) wants the various governments in Europe to fork up over 4.5 billion to PAY for his vaccines to get to the "kids."

    Yeah, the rich get together and we all get another big bill.

  2. archer52 on March 20th, 2010 2:03 am

    You ought to read my book, REVOLT http://www.revoltthebook.com. A political thriller, it addresses just this issue. It is a story, that is supposed to be a work of fiction, about a time in America where a rogue President, who believes he is destined to rule the nation, starts a plan to take America over. A small community standing up to the greater and greater intrusion into their lives by an aggressive federal government become pawns in the President's plan. Isolated and demonized as "domestic terrorists" by the president and a compliant media, the people fight for their very survival.

    The book was set around 2015 in the second term of a troubled narcissistic President who has decided he is not going to leave power. The country is in a crisis, the people are confused and frightened by growing incidents of terrorism. I wrote the original draft in 1997. When I showed it around back then people laughed, saying no way this would happen here.

    They aren't laughing now. As a matter of fact, this whole time period has a nightmarish sense of deja vu.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.