Luther: on the Privileged Elite

It is a result of their lack of social concern, that they adopt the attitude that only they themselves should be free and rich, have enough and all the pleasures, live without worry, and have every security. They want to be socially uncommitted and to have special privileges, and so St. Paul calls them aspondos, those who refuse social commitment, those who are antisocial, those whose possessions no one can enjoy but who nevertheless desire to enjoy those of everyone else, who desire all the advantages but will have none of the disadvantages. All this is intolerable in any community. It is not only against Christian love but contrary to natural fairness and all human reason.

Luther, the Prophet addressing these, our own times.