letter to the editor

When wrongs get righted

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 4:15pm

Dear Editor:

According to Italian social scientist Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923), every ruling elite eventually and always gets replaced. In a society affording maximum social mobility and careers open to all, those who are more gifted tend to rightfully comprise the governing elite. However, when too many people gain elite positions based on unearned “assets,” like inherited wealth, family and political connections, or simply being labeled as entitled, things start to go wrong. In sum, when a corrupted governing elite attempts to impede the natural circulation of genuinely capable people, social equilibrium is upset and the social order begins to unravel.

Today’s governing elite, Democrats and Republicans alike, have been in power since Woodrow Wilson, and are now presiding over a precipitous national decline for the reasons cited above. They are terrified of being exposed and replaced, and their vengeful reaction to the 2016 presidential election has been to launch a preemptive attack with falsely manufactured charges of Russian collusion. Their police-state tactics such as wiretapping and entrapment are being laid bare for all to see, and a severe reckoning is now imminent. Pareto termed this “the circulation of elite,” occurring naturally when too many wrong governing principles simultaneously begin to fail.

Just imagine how momentous this “changing of the guard” will be for our country, with an economy freed by reduced taxation and deregulation, more favorable global trade conditions, mortal enemies like North Korea and Iran finally put on the defensive, and much more to come.

Phil Molvar