“For Sale: 3+1 Villa, Comes With EU Residency Permit”
“REDUCED GOLDEN VISA OPTION: Hurry, selling fast!”
There are ads like this on the internet. “Cash-for-passport!” started in the Pacific and Caribbean in the 1980's and today, there are so many countries giving out these Golden Visas. Even the US and UK have them. They are just a bit more on the expensive side, that's all. In most cases, you don't necessarily need to reside in these countries. You go and stay there for a short period of time, then you go on living your normal life in your own country. After about 5-6 years you can apply for citizenship. Ah, your family can get citizenship through you as well.
The name of Portugal's program is Golden Visa. Just like the gold credit cards without limits, people with money can get access to the world without borders.
Normal visas are issued according to your financial status as well. The world runs on money. There's nothing wrong with that. I mean I accept it as a natural outcome of the economic system we have; not that I like it or approve of it. You may have different points of view and not agree with me on that. You may think the capitalistic system is the only system that allows progress. I won't argue that, we all have our beliefs. However, you have to accept that discriminating people according to their pockets is NOT acceptable.
Economic Apartheid needs to end. The economic chasm between people need to be diminished. What's more, the measure of a person's movement on the world we all are born should not depend on the money in one's pocket.