Self-Driving Cars and Hamilton

I was going to talk about Meghan Markle’s appearance, not to mention her media-important dress, at the premier of the play, Hamilton, in London, but I felt more compelled to speak about self-driving cars instead.

On the other hand, maybe both issues are related; they both deal with elitism and putting you in your place.

Number one, why would anyone go see a play about a Founding Father who didn’t give a rat’s ass about you? Yes, that’s right, like Mickey Mantle, Alexander Hamilton didn’t care about you. Indeed, he despised you, for you were one of the rabble. He proved it when he fought against the Bill of Rights. In Federalist Paper No. 84 he poured forth his logic that a separate Bill of Rights was unnecessary because powers not given to the Federal government need not be prohibited in the first place.

Fortunately, his opponents were cagey and understood quite well that people in power tend to expand their privileges. They understood quite well that it would be more difficult to grant a power if it were expressly prohibited in the first place. Strike one for Jefferson and the small people; the Bill of Rights today are the ‘Crown Jewels’ of the American Constitution.

Number two, Hamilton was Wall Street’s contribution to the American Constitution. Hamilton shamelessly promoted the idea of a central bank, the bane of our existence today. It is that very central bank called the Federal Reserve which has funded and financed our runaway global killing machine around the world, a global killing machine that benefits the rich while yielding little to the average American worker. Dimes trickle down to you. Strike two for Jefferson and the small people for seeing through the faulty wisdom of a national bank.

Number three, Hamilton was a man who apparently felt he could slander other people like Aaron Burr without repercussion. Perhaps he was accustomed to getting his way. Well, history shows he couldn’t. He paid for his slander with his life. Strike three for Jefferson and the concept of humility.

Three strikes, you’re out, Alex.

So what does this have to do with self-driving cars?

Self-driving cars like central banks and constitutions without a Bill of Rights are what you get when arrogant people think they have all the answers to the world’s problems. Like their pal, Hamilton, the noble people in Palo Alto don’t trust you; they don’t want you in control of your vehicle. They think they should be in control. Like their central banker friend, Hamilton, they think they can do a better job than you. And so they prosecute their flawed idea with reckless abandon; by doing so they insult the intelligence of you and so will pay dearly – not with their lives, of course, but with precious booty, money they will regret squandering sooner than later.

PS Can anyone explain to me how self-driving motorcycles fit into the equation of self-driving cars, and why a motorcycle renegade, who owns and rides a motorcycle to become free and to escape authority, would agree to such a concept? Tell me why, if forced to comply with his Palo Alto overlords, he would not jailbreak his hog? Furthermore, wouldn’t the centralized concept of self-driving cars violate the 4th amendment to the Constitution which protects citizens against unreasonable search and seizure in order to permit citizens “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects.” Aha! Maybe this is the real reason why Hamilton opposed the Bill of Rights. Maybe that crafty old mother came from the future and saw the stumbling blocks that the Bill of Rights might present.

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