One Percenter Asher Edelman Supports Bernie Sanders

Asher Edelman, one percenter and inspiration for Gordon Gekko of “Wall Street” movie fame, has endorsed Bernie Sanders for President. Edelman demonstrates the growing concerns of many in the ruling class, and particularly those of us in the Preservation Society, over our increasingly dysfunctional society. Social awareness of the ruling class is important but more important is awareness of the ruling class among the masses.

Edelman, one of our exemplary minions, was a corporate raider who bought vulnerable companies and liquidated them for profit, throwing thousands out of work. In 2013, Edelman noted correctly in the Huffington Post, “When a democratically elected government does not act on behalf of its constituents, history tells us we risk social unrest and acts of violence.”

And so the Preservation Society is heartened that some of our fellows such as Edelman have come out to encourage the masses to oppose our excess. Billionaire Nick Hanauer made waves in a banned TED Talk about our broken-down system of inequality. He supports taxing the rich more and a $15/hour minimum wage. Lower-order Republicans and Democrats, Liberals and Conservatives should pay attention to them.

While Warren Buffett is famous for railing against regressive tax policies that saw him pay less in taxes compared to his secretary, a joint investigation of The Center for Public Integrity and The Seattle Times has exposed the riotously predatory subprime world of Buffett’s Clayton Homes, a conglomerate in all aspects of the trailer home industry. Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway bought Clayton Homes in 2003 for $1.7 billion. The report tells of horror stories like that of the Pitts, who purchased their mobile home in 1997: “They still owe more than $39,000 on the home and land, which were valued at $33,100 in 2013.” Who said feudalism was dead? At least Buffett is willing to pay more taxes than the Pitts.

Unfortunately for social stability, the pull of the ruling class imperative is much too powerful for many. Individuals of the ruling class are incapable of preventing themselves from undermining the foundations of society. What we are talking about is a failure of self-control: The ruling class is on terminal autopilot. Resistance to ruling class overreach must come from below, and therefore, along with Edelman, we encourage the masses to support Bernie Sanders.

4 comments

  1. […] allies know what’s happening (see here and here). But it’s not just the sensible one-percenters. But so does the whole of the ruling […]

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  2. It is comforting, somewhat, to think that there is an element in the ruling class, that has goals that are more helpful to the masses … but I doubt that there is much “democracy” in those “upper echelons”, so just like “down here”, the “bigger fish” rules over the little ones … and Money always rules in worldly affairs … and that is the reason that my priorities are more Spiritual.

    But then again, there are spirits, Spirits, but only one SPIRIT. So it behooves everyone to get their real goals all sorted out.

    Remember, even THE SPIRIT has “two faces” … one about Love and the other about Fear … so either path will “get there” … and there is no amount of money that can buy Love, not REAL Love.

    IMnsHO and E so far …

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  3. […] Source: One Percenter Asher Edelman Supports Bernie Sanders […]

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  4. […] In another article we applauded our class-mates Asher Edelman for his “progressive” support of Bernie Sanders and Nick Hanauer for the $15/hr minimum wage. But we also pointed out the skepticism the rank and file masses should have for tycoon charity. Ruling class members sometimes mean well towards the lower classes, but it is very difficult for them to voluntarily break with their power interest. They are almost hopelessly intertwined with it. The spirit of the ruling class has a strong hold. Most of these generous individuals, despite their good intention, will continue their status quo business much of which contribute to the cause of economic disparity and instability in the first place. […]

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