Our Ruling Class Is Increasingly Hogging All the Resources For Itself

Our Ruling Class Is Increasingly Hogging All the Resources For Itself. By the Issues and Insights Editorial Board.

The main theater in the war on cars being waged by the elites is in California — of course. There, Gov. Gavin Newsom … has outlawed the sale of new cars that run on fossil fuel. Beginning in 2035, all new automobile sales in the state will have to be powered by batteries.

This is unsustainable for a number of reasons, including the likelihood that there will not be enough energy for all the charging that will be needed, particularly as the state makes a foolish transition to an all-renewables electric grid. EVs are expensive, as well, out of the reach of many. …

Outside of California, the World Economic Forum has suggested the world shift from “ownership to usership” of vehicles as a way to “to reduce demand for critical metals.” The WEF wants to impose on the world a “mindset” that is “needed to redesign cities to reduce private vehicles and other usages.” Media “fact-checkers” gaslight us with claims that the WEF is not “explicitly” advocating “for an end to car ownership,” with “explicitly” being used as a weasel word. The WEF’s objective is clear to any open-minded person. …

Flying, cars, meat — in the near future it’s for them, not us:

While the elites aggressively guard their freedom to move about the world as they please, such as flying private jets to conferences where they grouse about the carbon footprints of those they believe to be beneath them, they want the rest of us to have more restrictions on our travel. There is a strong authoritarian strain among them that wants to control their “subjects” and there’s no better way to achieve that than to remove them from their cars.

The elites’ crusade against the automobile is also motivated by the same reason they’re waging a war on food. They are convinced Earth is running out of resources and they want to hoard as much as they are able for themselves. The most efficient method to guarantee that their bellies remain always full, and the tanks of their jets, yachts, limousines, and luxury cars are filled with fossil fuels, is to restrict consumption by those “common people” who make up the middle and lower classes.

Meanwhile their policies are dumbing down the population and preventing the most able people from working on technological development.

On the one hand the ruling class is strangling technological progress, while on the other it is turning to feudal solutions to ensure it gets all the good stuff. Kiss goodbye to growing the pie and a Star Trek future — the wrong people are in control.