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Why does the Left hate Rich Successful people?

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posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 06:59 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: Stevemagegod

The better question is, why do many people on the right seem to worship them? They seem to think that because they have money, they also have all the answers to everything.



This.

The right seems to automatically equate financial and material wealth and success with higher intelligence, morality, and overall superiority, and is the only respectable road in life. This is simply untrue. Accumulating tons of money is not the measure of a great person. The right does not seem to get this.

The right also doesn't seem to get that the left and moderates don't hate rich successful people, despite whatever Trash Limbaugh might claim. In fact, most liberals tend to hold degrees, have higher income brackets, and are pretty damned successful themselves. So it's highly unlikely they hate rich people.

The right wing and its worship of wealth at any cost, damned the long termed consequences to everyone. Their worship of wealth as the only measure of real success, their Machiavellian economic and financial views, and their inability to think outside their tiny boxes is what people can't stand.

When it comes to my opinion on rich and successful people, it all depends on why they are rich and successful. There are many rich, successful people I admire, not because they are rich and successful, but became that way through being highly intelligent, original, inventive, determined, revolutionary, foresighted, ethical, or talented. I believe they are truly worth my admiration and respect, especially when they use their success via philanthropy to help others, and their fame and status to boost various causes. Even ones I don't agree with.

But people who are rich and successful because they are unscrupulous, exploitive, lucky, greedy, cheap, unethical, dishonest, and destructive? None whatsover. They gained their success through legal, economic, or physical brute force and dumb luck. They use their wealth and influence to further themselves at the expense of others, and are no more worth my respect than the hood-rats trying to steal my car.




posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: SheopleNation
a reply to: mOjOm

That is because you're weak minded, and you allow things that you cannot control to subjugate you. Cry all you want about it cause I do not care, and neither does anyone else. ~$heopleNation


No, I'm positive it's just because you're giant a-hole.

I don't expect anyone else to care either, certainly not you, the Giant A-Hole.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: Stevemagegod

Being serious here, but keeping it short. The left are mostly a group of self loathing people being manipulated by more powerful people who see them just as expendable as they see themselves.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:53 PM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
No, I'm positive it's just because you're giant a-hole.

I don't expect anyone else to care either, certainly not you, the Giant A-Hole.


mOjOm, Oh come on now calm down, don't you think you're taking all this a little too personal? I don't hate you or wish anything bad upon you, you and I just disagree.

Look, tomorrow is another day my friend, come on now, we are all human and we are all passionate about the world. No hard feelings. ~$heopleNation



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 09:59 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: Stevemagegod

The better question is, why do many people on the right seem to worship them? They seem to think that because they have money, they also have all the answers to everything.



We don't.

We admire their motivation and spirit, but don't worship them. Sheesh. Is this where I default to a passe reply and say you worship your messiah Hussein Obama?



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 10:45 PM
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a reply to: SheopleNation

You were kinda making it personal.

But sure, nor hard feelings at all.

It's all good brother.



posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 11:55 PM
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originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: angeldoll
a reply to: Stevemagegod

The better question is, why do many people on the right seem to worship them? They seem to think that because they have money, they also have all the answers to everything.



We don't.

We admire their motivation and spirit, but don't worship them. Sheesh. Is this where I default to a passe reply and say you worship your messiah Hussein Obama?




The motivation and determination to be born into money??? Or be born with the genetics to be a super star athlete.. or born with some crazy biology that makes you a amazing at some skill...


They definately do not glorify the poor peasant who toils away at his company for his whole life or the father who is an excellent family man...



posted on Apr, 26 2017 @ 08:38 AM
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a reply to: JoshuaCox

These concepts and language is a Psyop, used to manipulate the stoooooopid.



posted on Apr, 26 2017 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: Stevemagegod

Maybe because the rich become rich on the back of poor people's work, and rarely because they work harder or have better ideas, but because they have inherited capital to invest.




It takes money to make money they say / Look at the Fords, but didn't they start that way (Lou Reed)



posted on Apr, 26 2017 @ 09:17 AM
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originally posted by: Stevemagegod

originally posted by: UnBreakable
a reply to: Stevemagegod

The only way they like rich successful people is when those people spread their wealth.


Which is Communism. The opposite of Capitalism


Or philanthropy.... but that word doesnt on have the same ring to it i suppose



posted on Apr, 26 2017 @ 09:47 AM
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" We might actually be able to save hand out programs like Social Security. "

Really??? I seldom refer to anyone as an idiot, but such a statement is factually retatded. I PAID into a govetnment retirement plan for nearly 50 years. (I wasn't ALLOWED to avoid the plan.)
The "intetest"on this money was a bet that I would live long enough to collect. (And like all good casinos, the house wins because the percentages are in the treasury's favor.)
And you have the gall to say my tired old ass is getting a "handout" ? After every lamebrain politician who passed through those "hollowed halls" dipped into SS funds like it was petty cash in a jar in the lunchroom ? But to you, we oldsters are getting handouts! !!!!!!
This is what the rich, and wanna be rich really think, that everything that doesn't benefit them is another dtain on their worth.
A fitting payback for such unthinking idiocy would be for you to have katma bite you in the ass bigtime.

This is enough of your thread.

VF



posted on Apr, 26 2017 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: VenatiusFortunatus
" We might actually be able to save hand out programs like Social Security. "

Really??? I seldom refer to anyone as an idiot, but such a statement is factually retatded. I PAID into a govetnment retirement plan for nearly 50 years. (I wasn't ALLOWED to avoid the plan.)
The "intetest"on this money was a bet that I would live long enough to collect. (And like all good casinos, the house wins because the percentages are in the treasury's favor.)
And you have the gall to say my tired old ass is getting a "handout" ? After every lamebrain politician who passed through those "hollowed halls" dipped into SS funds like it was petty cash in a jar in the lunchroom ? But to you, we oldsters are getting handouts! !!!!!!
This is what the rich, and wanna be rich really think, that everything that doesn't benefit them is another dtain on their worth.
A fitting payback for such unthinking idiocy would be for you to have katma bite you in the ass bigtime.

This is enough of your thread.

VF



Couldn't agree more.



posted on Apr, 26 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: VenatiusFortunatus
" We might actually be able to save hand out programs like Social Security. "

Really??? I seldom refer to anyone as an idiot, but such a statement is factually retatded. I PAID into a govetnment retirement plan for nearly 50 years. (I wasn't ALLOWED to avoid the plan.)
The "intetest"on this money was a bet that I would live long enough to collect. (And like all good casinos, the house wins because the percentages are in the treasury's favor.)
And you have the gall to say my tired old ass is getting a "handout" ? After every lamebrain politician who passed through those "hollowed halls" dipped into SS funds like it was petty cash in a jar in the lunchroom ? But to you, we oldsters are getting handouts! !!!!!!
This is what the rich, and wanna be rich really think, that everything that doesn't benefit them is another dtain on their worth.
A fitting payback for such unthinking idiocy would be for you to have katma bite you in the ass bigtime.

This is enough of your thread.

VF



i concur and also cannot believe that was said, I so hope s/he doesnt ever say anything like that in real life.



posted on Apr, 26 2017 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: VenatiusFortunatus

Dude! You forgot the /mic drop.



posted on Apr, 26 2017 @ 03:17 PM
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a reply to: VenatiusFortunatus

Well said!




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