Some issues not ever trade. The oldest written materials on this planet talk about two things: How glorious and impressive our filthy rich rulers were, and the way they tracked agricultural creation to guarantee they obtained ‘their’ share.
Elites retain their vigour to oppress through monopoly of violence. It’s a reality as definite and immutable as gravity.
200,000 years in the past, the household clan who ran your hunter-gatherer neighborhood told you simplest they may have sharpened sticks. Disobey, and that they bashed your head in.
1000 years ago, most effective your feudal lord and his hired enforcers may personal swords, shields, bows, spears, or armor. Armed peasants withstand things like conscription, taxes, and prima nocta. Can’t have that…
these days, the tech oligarchs and their paid helpers have taken over the us executive. They too want to disarm you.
Why would anybody suppose any different?