When ‘The Event’ Hits The Super-Rich Will Not Survive The Long Term Without Survival Skills
When ‘The Event’ Hits The Super-Rich Will Not Survive The Long Term Without Survival Skills By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
While the super-rich and elite have been preparing for years for some type of “Event,” their concerns and worries about the fallout after said event occurs, are far different than those of us that do not have billions of dollars to hide from the masses.
Over the past few years we have noted an increase in statements and stories by members of the “super-wealthy” crowd showing how they are preparing for some event that would cause the collapse of civilization. In 2015 we saw they were buying up “boltholes” with “private airstrips,” in the event the poor rose up against them. In 2017 it was reported that a number of “super-rich” were buying up boltholes in New Zealand in preparation for the “apocalypse.”
We have also noted a significant rise in the rich and wealthy buying space in, or building their own, underground bunkers, meant to safely allow them to survive whatever Armegeddon type scenario might play out, whether it is a revolution or a natural disaster-type scenario.
It is now 2018 and thanks to Douglas Rushkoff, author of Team Human, who gives keynote speeches on the future of technology, we get some insight in what those “super-rich” are most worried about. Not “The Event” itself, which is the terminology used to describe anything from “environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, unstoppable virus, or Mr. Robot hack that takes everything down,” but how to maintain control after “The Event.”
Rather than being taken to a podium and fitted with a microphone to speak to what he expected to be a hundred or so investment bankers, he was seated at a round table where just five “super-wealthy guys — yes, all men — from the upper echelon of the hedge fund world,” sat down with him to ask some questions about their version of future technology and how it would benefit them after their “escape,” from other human beings.
Which region will be less impacted by the coming climate crisis: New Zealand or Alaska? Is Google really building RayKurzweil a home for his brain, and will his consciousness live through the transition, or will it die and be reborn as a whole new one? Finally, the CEO of a brokerage house explained that he had nearly completed building his own undergroundbunker system and asked, “How do I maintain authority over my security force after the event?”
The Event. That was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, unstoppable virus, or Mr. Robot hack that takes everything down.
This single question occupied us for the rest of the hour. They knew armed guards would be required to protect their compounds from the angry mobs. But how would they pay the guards once money was worthless? What would stop the guards from choosing their own leader? The billionaires considered using special combination locks on the food supply that only they knew. Or making guards wear disciplinary collars of some kind in return for their survival. Or maybe building robots to serve as guards and workers — if that technology could be developed in time.
The entire piece, titled “Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind,” is a worthy read.
THE SUPER-RICH WILL NOT SURVIVE LONG TERM
The basic fact is the majority of Americans do not have the means to build underground bunkers or to hire security forces, so our priorities are not on how to “escape” and “control” those around us, but to learn to be self sufficient, grow our own food, how to defend ourselves… basically to survive in the real word, whatever it looks like after “The Event,” not to hide from humanity.
The super-wealthy, billionaire-like types will almost certainly survive the first year, maybe two, depending on how much food and water they have stockpiled, how many people are hidden away with them, including having to feed all those security people they are worried about controlling after a societal collapse, but what happens when they have to finally come out of hiding?