Our modern-day pharaohs will dance again

Ah, the good ol’ days when the plebians were kept in line.

[Australian climate czar Ross Garnaut] might have added that, under the superficially appealing but in truth pietistic [of being pious] pretext of “Saving The Planet”, the greatest transfer of power and wealth in human history is furtively gathering pace – from the poor to the rich, from the weak to the strong, from the powerless to the powerful, from the risk-taker to the rent-seeker, from the worker to the boardroom, from the taxpayer to the bureaucrat, from the sans-culottes [essentially, those without high culture] and the tricoteuses [essentially, the mob] to the classe politique [you can figure that one out, right?], from the governed to their grasping governors, from national democracies to global dictatorship.

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