“…and it’s the same reason it will never, ever, ever be fixed.” – George Carlin
George is pretty close, but it’s not just the “greedy rich.” No, it’s the people who don’t make anything but laws – for your own good, you know. This is why those rich people spend billions of dollars lobbying – THEY KNOW WHERE THE POWER IS.
I am reminded once again of C.S. Lewis’ warning:
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
A tyranny of people who want to tell you what to eat, how much to drink, what job you’re allowed and how to do it in minute detail – even though they’ve never done that job or anything like it in their entire lives, what car you can own, and where and how fast you can drive it, how much money you can earn and what you can do with it, that your children aren’t really yours, they belong to the Collective (resistance is futile, you will be assimilated!). People who want to “fundamentally transform” the nation, to heal the planet and slow the rising of the oceans. People who believe that the purpose of Rule of Law is “human redemption.”
No, I’d rather be tyrannized by the rich and greedy. The rich and greedy can only hire a few people with guns to make people do things. The Uplifters are convinced they’re saving our souls (often while denying such things exist), and have military and police forces to impose their will on us.