How about a Gulag for Billionaires?
Those of us who read history and know the goal of the Proregressives* get concerned about a repeat of the concentration camps of the Nazis and the prison camps of the Communists. There are some political groups who have no answer but to incarcerate and execute people who don’t fit into their paradigm. Maybe it is time to embrace the motto, “If you can’t beat them, join them.”
Start by confiscating all their wealth. With modern technology it would be possible to trace all of the places they have it hidden. I think the Swiss have already caved to our Federal government on the issue of secrecy. If we can threaten them into cooperation then we should be able to do it with all the island nations that are being used. Since we want to be sensitive we might allow them to keep a favorite painting to enjoy but it would now actually belong to a museum.
Set aside as many top hotels as necessary and move them in with all services and amenities in place that would not allow them to escape or bribe. It would not even be necessary to make them live in squalor like they dream about for us normal people. Because they are so good at networking we might only let them go free long enough to lead us to what they have buried in their estates.
Keep them isolated from the world for a period of time. How long? Some are old enough that it would be a life sentence. For the younger it would need to be long enough for them to be out of touch. Then they would need probation officers to make sure they mind their manners.
A cut off would need to be established. Billionaires definitely and possibly some level of millionaires, especially if their wealth was inherited. Any politician who has become a millionaire on a government salary would receive a life sentence, possibly on bread and water. People who run billion dollar companies would also need to join the club.
Foundations would need to be liquidated and managing staff included in the lock down. The evil that is done from the shelter of tax exemption is frightening.
The only problem with this is that it might include some that we would not want punished. It is possible that some have actually earned what they have. Since I am not even close to that status I would be willing to put them all in secure housing and let them appeal if they can find a lawyer who will work pro bono. The problem with exceptions is that these people are experts at working around the intent of the law and if you give them a crack they will bring down the entire project.
Would the world continue to function? Somehow I think so but I don’t think we will ever get a chance to find out.
*(Liberals, educators, the media, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, fascists (I repeat myself), elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, BLM, MSM, Deep State, etc. Synonym for swamp dwellers)
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Monday, April 24, 2023
Opus 2023-122: Plow and Crown: Five Star Gulag
How about a Gulag for Billionaires?