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 Americaâ€™s leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the worldâ€™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 Americaâ€™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: