Ruling class Princess Chelsea Clinton

Thomas Lifson
The rise of a ruling class at the intersection of business and politics is the most explosive political issue of our time that remains tacit. It falls to serious conservatives to launch into mass political consciousness the importance of the seizure of power by crony capitalists aligned with big government politicians and bureaucrats who want to out more and more of the economy in the hands of government, to be distributed to its constituencies.

I have heard at least a dozen media talking heads cite the domination of the top ten richest counties by DC's suburban sprawl. That's a dramatic bit of data, and it is persuasive to the kind of people who look at data and think about it. Unfortunately, the kind of people we need to reach, to reorient from thoughtless knew-jerk liberalism, don't operate this way.

Saul Alinksy knew how to reach the low information crowd. Rule Number 13: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

I propose Chelsea Clinton as the poster girl for the Ruling Class. She is a princess of the ruling class, a "tell" of the techno-feudal nature of power in the new order of things. By virtue of her birth, she has been handed many things unavailable to the serfs by ruling class organs. Her gig at NBC News is a prime example of how things work when the RC is taking care of its young. 

The rules that apply to you and me simply don't apply to the princelings.  I don't mean to be uncharitable, but she quite obviously does not have the looks that seem to be part of the job requirements for female television news talent. And her performance to date has been embarrassing.

She is currently acquiring a PhD, which is the modern equivalent of a dueling scar for young RC'ers, a necessary badge of honor.

And now she has gotten digs appropriate to her privileged status. Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein of the New York Post report:

Chelsea Clinton and hubby Marc Mezvinksy paid $9,250,000 for a four-bedroom apartment in the celebrity-studded Whitman condominium building on Madison Square Park, city records filed this month show.

That is $1.2 million less than the $10.5 million asking price, and $750,000 below what the building's other two occupants paid for their 5,000-square-foot units. All three apartments are nearly identical, except that the Clinton-Mezvinsky pad is on a higher floor.

Wow! That's a lot of space for two people in Manhattan. Plenty of room for entertaining.

We are told that nothing is suspicious about this discount:

"Marc and Chelsea agreed to buy the apartment last year. As they were the first to do so in the building, they received a discount, as is not uncommon in New York," a spokesman said.

I am sure that is true. Giving such a discount to the Princess of Hope was probably a shrewd marketing expenditure. The kind of people who lay out nearly 8 figures for an apartment are mostly attracted to the Ruling Class. Living in the same building as a possible future President of the United States -- which is clearly the objective of all this resume building -- is a selling point for peddling the other flats.

Face it, conservatives: envy sells. I realize it is a base motivation to appeal to. But we are in a struggle for the Republic. Chelsea Clinton is no longer a child living in the White House. She is a legitimate target, and she is being shoved in our face as her parents scheme to pass aling political power as a birthright. Remember that Alinsky's Rule Number 5 was "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon."

Hat tip: Cliff Thier

The rise of a ruling class at the intersection of business and politics is the most explosive political issue of our time that remains tacit. It falls to serious conservatives to launch into mass political consciousness the importance of the seizure of power by crony capitalists aligned with big government politicians and bureaucrats who want to out more and more of the economy in the hands of government, to be distributed to its constituencies.

I have heard at least a dozen media talking heads cite the domination of the top ten richest counties by DC's suburban sprawl. That's a dramatic bit of data, and it is persuasive to the kind of people who look at data and think about it. Unfortunately, the kind of people we need to reach, to reorient from thoughtless knew-jerk liberalism, don't operate this way.

Saul Alinksy knew how to reach the low information crowd. Rule Number 13: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

I propose Chelsea Clinton as the poster girl for the Ruling Class. She is a princess of the ruling class, a "tell" of the techno-feudal nature of power in the new order of things. By virtue of her birth, she has been handed many things unavailable to the serfs by ruling class organs. Her gig at NBC News is a prime example of how things work when the RC is taking care of its young. 

The rules that apply to you and me simply don't apply to the princelings.  I don't mean to be uncharitable, but she quite obviously does not have the looks that seem to be part of the job requirements for female television news talent. And her performance to date has been embarrassing.

She is currently acquiring a PhD, which is the modern equivalent of a dueling scar for young RC'ers, a necessary badge of honor.

And now she has gotten digs appropriate to her privileged status. Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein of the New York Post report:

Chelsea Clinton and hubby Marc Mezvinksy paid $9,250,000 for a four-bedroom apartment in the celebrity-studded Whitman condominium building on Madison Square Park, city records filed this month show.

That is $1.2 million less than the $10.5 million asking price, and $750,000 below what the building's other two occupants paid for their 5,000-square-foot units. All three apartments are nearly identical, except that the Clinton-Mezvinsky pad is on a higher floor.

Wow! That's a lot of space for two people in Manhattan. Plenty of room for entertaining.

We are told that nothing is suspicious about this discount:

"Marc and Chelsea agreed to buy the apartment last year. As they were the first to do so in the building, they received a discount, as is not uncommon in New York," a spokesman said.

I am sure that is true. Giving such a discount to the Princess of Hope was probably a shrewd marketing expenditure. The kind of people who lay out nearly 8 figures for an apartment are mostly attracted to the Ruling Class. Living in the same building as a possible future President of the United States -- which is clearly the objective of all this resume building -- is a selling point for peddling the other flats.

Face it, conservatives: envy sells. I realize it is a base motivation to appeal to. But we are in a struggle for the Republic. Chelsea Clinton is no longer a child living in the White House. She is a legitimate target, and she is being shoved in our face as her parents scheme to pass aling political power as a birthright. Remember that Alinsky's Rule Number 5 was "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon."

Hat tip: Cliff Thier