May 29, 2013 6:00 AM

What good is money if you can't use it to go to the head of the line?

They are 1 percenters who are 100 percent despicable. Some wealthy Manhattan moms have figured out a way to cut the long lines at Disney World — by hiring disabled people to pose as family members so they and their kids can jump to the front, The Post has learned. The “black-market Disney guides” run $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day…. “My daughter waited one minute to get on ‘It’s a Small World’ — the other kids had to wait 2 1/2 hours,” crowed one mom, who hired a disabled guide through Dream Tours Florida….”You can’t go to Disney without a tour concierge,” she sniffed. “This is how the 1 percent does Disney.”….Passing around the rogue guide service’s phone number recently became a shameless ritual among Manhattan’s private-school set during spring break. The service asks who referred you before they even take your call…. “It’s insider knowledge that very few have and share carefully,” said social anthropologist Dr. Wednesday Martin, who caught wind of the underground network while doing research for her upcoming book “Primates of Park Avenue.”…. “Who wants a speed pass when you can use your black-market handicapped guide to circumvent the lines all together?” she said…. “So when you’re doing it, you’re affirming that you are one of the privileged insiders who has and shares this information.”

I suppose I should begin with a disclaimer, seeing as how I found this story on the New York Post’s website. I’m not certain how much credence to lend to a story on the perfidy of one-percenters from a newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch, one of the most perfidious one-percenters. That said, this story seems to have at least a patina of credibility. When wealth and privilege are things you view as your due, why would you or your children deign to wait in the same long lines the unwashed masses are forced to endure? When you can afford to pay for a shortcut, why wouldn’t you? If you view yourself as more worthy because you have far more money than the average bear, it’s not surprising that you’d avail yourself of shortcuts and advantages that mere mortals simply couldn’t afford.

It’s a meritocracy, isn’t it?

This being America, it stands to reason that someone would be able to identify the plight of the infinitely wealthy and powerful, and that they’d also determine how they could profit off providing a solution…at prices that would seem exorbitant to those of us who actually have to think about our finite money supply. It’s despicable, and it’s reprehensible, but morality and fair play isn’t what got most of these folks to the top of the economic food chain.

Fairness is for losers and Liberal, knowhutimean??

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