posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 10:19 PM
a reply to: SlapMonkey
Wealth is a limited resource that people need to live. Is how we get basic necessities like food in the modern world. Because the basic necessities
of life depend on it, it is not simply a thing but a need, if you want wealth to be a simple possession, then needs must first be met before you can
Didn't like my original analogy? Here's a better one.
You live on an island with many people. You have on this island a storage space where you have all the food. You have the only key to the hut and
the islanders have decided to trust you with rationing the food. In exchange you get whatever perks come with the position. Now over time you become
greedy. You start rationing out less and less food. Eventually you and a few of your friends are fat with excess and everyone else is almost skin
and bones, several people and children have died from being malnourished due to your bad decisions. They decide it was wrong to trust you with so
much wealth (AKA) food. They come and take it by force, and decide a new way to ration the wealth/food, they do this because your greed made it a
necessity. If you had instead rationed out the food reasonably so people weren't dying from starvation, there would likely never had been an uprising
and you'd still have your head and your full belly.
These people are taking a limited resource and hoarding it to such an excess people aren't getting their basic needs as a result. Many whom are
worked literally to death in some countries because their pay is not enough to meet the needs of them and their families. Defend this behavior by the
filthy rich all you want, but in the end, if they do not restore a reasonable balance, they will get their due as have all greedy bastards before them
when their time has come.
You mention them snapping their fingers and liquidating their accounts and spreading it among the populace. Which I and no one else is asking for,
that's what happens when the people are forced to start taking heads. What people want, actually no, what people NEED is their basic needs met,
especially when they are working for them. You # with people's basic needs, all while expecting them to slave to death for a chance at basic
survival, don't be surprised when the torches and pitchforks come out.
No one is asking to eliminate a wealth gap, no one is suggesting to eliminate reward for success, what people are asking for is to keep it #ing
reasonable because if you don't you leave people no goddamn choice but to fight back in simple self defense, cause your greed is literally killing
them and their loved ones.