Rich People Like Romney Need to ‘Woke-up’

Pull up a chair. Our great civic father, Mitt Romney, graciously has offered to instruct America on racism.

We mere ordinary Americans (racists) need the benefit of Romney’s superior wisdom, lest we succumb to our own warped natures and opinions. Worth somewhere around $250 million, the senator from Utah (by way of La Jolla, California) will share with us his observations on the common man’s battle with the racism in his common heart and the racism that naturally afflicts the community around him.

Romney will, of course, remind us that he is not a racist. After all, his father had the foresight to get photographed marching for civil rights. No, Romney is speaking out against the vast, unwashed, ignorance of the country. 

“We need a voice against racism, we need many voices against racism and against brutality,” he recently exclaimed. “We need to stand up and say black lives matter.” 

Perhaps Romney thinks he’s purchased safety by writing a check of tribute to the neo-Maoist mob that topples statues, destroys private business, and torches police stations. Somebody wrote checks. Somebody equipped the guards of Antifa’s new Seattle anarchy zone with AR-15 rifles and body armor. Benefactors paid for signs, pallets of bricks, bail, and legal expenses for the few members of the mob the police managed to arrest. Romney isn’t afraid. He marched. He understands. He’s hip to the cause.

What Money Can’t Buy

If Romney wants a glimpse of his future, he might visit his kitchen staff. He may find among his servants a Venezualan ex-millionaire who also thought his money bought safety until a man from the revolution showed up to announce, “you don’t live here anymore.” 

Schools have hidden the truth from our new American revolutionaries who think they’ve invented something. Ask a young person about the famines and murders of previous Marxist revolutions. They’ll have no idea what you’re talking about. 

Of all the problems countries like East Germany, North Korea, Venezuela, and Nicaragua suffered, at least none of them had to pay to house refugees fleeing all of the exploitation and oppression capitalists are always accused of perpetrating. No West German guard ever shot a citizen fleeing east. 

Rich men like Romney believe they can afford private mercenaries to protect them. In 1776, British salary payments didn’t stop 1,500 Hessian mercenaries from taking the knee at the Battle of Trenton after a brief skirmish. If the FBI and the U.S. military will kneel without a shot fired, do you think mercenaries will stay loyal to their rich masters when the mob comes?

Rich people, you need to woke up. Antifa actively seeks to smash capitalism and redistribute wealth. Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a little more coy but nevertheless looks to “reform the policies that continue to perpetuate racial wealth inequality.” That’s code for nationalizing and redistributing the Romney fortune and others like it in the name of social justice. 

Venezuela “reformed” itself from one of the richest countries per capita to one of the poorest following a nearly identical recipe. Is this speculation? There’s a demonstration of the revolution’s seize and occupy strategy going on in the heart of Seattle right now. Just try collecting rent from one of the revolutionaries in a townhome within the CHAZ. Yeah, you no longer own that property in the free state of CHAZ. 

Where This Leads

In reality, the racial issues behind the current violence have taken a back seat to the true neo-Maoist objectives. These are indoctrinated Millennials leading the revolution. Remember that Castro didn’t reveal himself as a Communist until two years after he took power. They won’t tell you about the plan to confiscate your wealth until after they seize power. 

Money means nothing if there’s no civic order to protect your rights. The legal system won’t enforce your property rights if all the lawyers and judges are woke servants of the mob. You may think your money offshore will be there for you. Get woke or go broke. The IRS already knows about your foreign bank accounts and the American financial system can be leveraged to claw back anything. In Russia, Vladimir Putin could destroy an oligarch simply by doctoring-up a tax bill

The few of us still fighting for freedom and opportunity have noticed the conspicuous absence of rich people from the cause of liberty. We see you over there on the other side, censoring free speech, rigging the legal system and elections. We’ve suffered your condescending lectures on what it’s like for the working class in America. Like you would know! You think cozying up to radical authoritarians proves you’re socially conscious. You’re like those people who thought it would be cute to buy baby tigers and lions. 

Look around at these riots. These people are not your pets to show off at cocktail parties. Soon enough, you may be looking at your former mansions from the outside, through the bars of the gates you paid for, as Antifa adds your house to the nearest autonomous zone. You may even recognize some of the “volunteer” guards from your former staff who turned on you when the revolution came. 

Look, they’re not coming for my 2017 Camry. They want what rich people like Mitt Romney have.

Romney and others like him need to understand that it’s futile to attempt to prove they are not racist. Because once that label has been assigned to you, nothing can wash you clean. Denying you’re a racist supports racism. Even you, Mitt Romney. You are a racist. They said so over and over and over again

Remember, Senator Romney, to cancel your newspaper and shut off the internet when Antifa moves in. If you’re lucky, maybe you can wash dishes in Canada when this is all over.

About Adam Mill

Adam Mill is a pen name. He is an adjunct fellow of the Center for American Greatness and works in Kansas City, Missouri as an attorney specializing in labor and employment and public administration law. He graduated from the University of Kansas and has been admitted to practice in Kansas and Missouri. Mill has contributed to The Federalist, American Greatness, and The Daily Caller.

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