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A note of appreciation from the rich

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posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 08:58 PM
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This just graced my screen as I pulled up scroogle scraper~
i didnt find it here with an ATS search...
Thought some ATS'ers would appreciate it.~

tis sad, but true.


i made the page into a PDF as it's not there upon refreshing,
but i did find the same thing through a google search~ A note of appreciation from the rich



Let's be honest: you'll never win the lottery.

On the other hand, the chances are pretty good that you'll slave away at some miserable job the rest of your life. That's because you were in all likelihood born into the wrong social class. Let's face it — you're a member of the working caste. Sorry!

As a result, you don't have the education, upbringing, connections, manners, appearance, and good taste to ever become one of us. In fact, you'd probably need a book the size of the yellow pages to list all the unfair advantages we have over you.





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[edit on 2010/8/20 by GradyPhilpott]




posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 09:16 PM
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I guess that the reason the rich folk have suddenly armed themselves is because they realise us poor folk have nothing to lose and everything to gain!!



posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 09:19 PM
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Sounds like a socialist trying to fire up the class warfare angle.

Sorry, I do not fall for it. Yes, let us make government bigger, let them take more of our labor to build a true socialist utopia.

Now, if we are talking about ridding ourselves of the Federal Reserve, fiat money, draconian regulations that further the Mega Corps, arresting the corrupt lobbyists and the other criminals in government, I will go along with that.

Funny how the same trick is attempted to be played decade after decade.

One big fail on the author.




posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 09:20 PM
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I posted it (same source) way back when (but I changed the word "rich" to "elite" for fun)...
Got some great responses... will be interesting to see it do a second round with new readers who didn't catch it (or reply) the first time.

I still think it is a worthy satirical piece...




posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 09:22 PM
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Dear Rich people:

I KNOW my place. It has nothing to do with your tiny world of money, greed and (obviously) inbreeding. Am I poor monetarily? You betcha. Connections, 'breeding', and all the other slop and crap that you listed? Probably not.

HOWEVER

I have my talent, I have my imagination, my life, and while I kvetch about a few things, There are a few things that, being poor- I will never have: I will never have money and power rule my life, I'll never have the bald audacity to turn my nose up at someone less fortunate than I am, and I'll never, NEVER die with worries of who gets my money, what happens to my property, and who is trying to glom onto my will. My 'Poor, wretched life' doesn't revolve around the same idiotic things as what you 'happy, fat rich people' do- and ya know what? I AM BETTER FOR IT.

*I* can go out and take a walk- almost any time, any where. I have no fear of being kidnapped and held for ransom, or worse. *I* dont have to live in complete and abject fear someone is going to rob me at gunpoint, because I may look or act like I'm loaded with cash, or that my incredible wealth has made me a golden douchbag. *I* dont live in the fear that if the economy DOES collapse, I'll have people bumrushing my property and not only taking all I have, but dismembering me AS a member of the 'rich elite'. *I* dont have to be serious, wear a suit, and be right at the breaking point, needing fancy drugs, drinks, and women to fill the ENORMOUS hole that being rich doesn't fill- not with a million dollars, not even a billion. *I* Dont have a need to sneer down at people, because secretly I'm so insecure, that the insecurity causes me to need sleeping pills to sleep, and designer coffee to wake up again. I dont need a high priced psychiatrist on speed dial 24/7.

But, thank you, rich people, for taking the worries and fears off of my heavy, labor laden, 'poor' shoulders. Douchebags.





I just keep editing this thing...


[edit on 4-4-2010 by wylekat]

[edit on 4-4-2010 by wylekat]



posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 09:26 PM
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Please excuse any grammatical errors- I wanted to get the idea out and to heck with grammar, for the most part.



posted on Apr, 4 2010 @ 11:50 PM
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The only thing I can see that is different between the rich and the rest of us is, the rich has more of the worthless paper then we do. So that makes them better? Oh, by the way rich ones, your money doesn`t make you anymore, or any less human then the rest of us.



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 12:05 AM
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when did it
become ok to hate
the rich people in America?
The people who are above money
are not the easily targetable rich people.


David Grouchy



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 12:10 AM
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reply to post by endisnighe
 


C'mon End, you're playing into the right wing of the MSM's portrayal of 'socialism', which, in the end, is another big obfuscation of the real heart of the matter. Traditionally, socialists are close friends of anarchists as their ideas strike very close together. Autonomy is the key word here.

Removal of the Federal Reserve, returning to a backed currency, tearing down mega-corporations, dismantling the lobbying industry... these are all ideas that a socialist would support.

Instead, the painted picture of the modern socialist is a droopy-eyed college professor preaching the good word of the Democratic Party and the need for an all-pervasive government.
It's a damn shame.



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 12:22 AM
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As I have said before, we can try some of the socialist stuff, after the fascist stuff is torn down.

But, the socialist stuff cannot be mandatory. Sorry, any mandatory crap goes to the totalitarian side. I do not like the totalitarian side. I like the freedom side of libertarianism in both the economic and the social.

Sorry, any mandate to join in any collective controlled by the masters give me the heeby jeebies. Maybe if their is a pure Libertarian society just this side of Anarchy, I could see a little socialism. But, there is hardly any chance of that. Now, if this whole Constitutional thing works out (fingers crossed), the states can do whatever they want. Just so it is not a whole encompassing thing controlled by the same frelling control freaks we have now.

I am still thinking that idea they came up with has merit. It is almost the same idea I had with mailing my individual declaration to all of my representatives. Except what they have done is do it as a mass declaration.

Boy, that was an eye opener as I read it.

Anyway, I was referring to the false socialism more of a hybrid socialism/fascism thingy. I should be more descriptive with my rants.

Sorry Someone.



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 12:38 AM
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But, the socialist stuff cannot be mandatory. Sorry, any mandatory crap goes to the totalitarian side. I do not like the totalitarian side. I like the freedom side of libertarianism in both the economic and the social.


I agree with you. Perhaps the best reasoning I've heard on the issue was posted by DINSTAAR on a thread I made here. About halfway down he explains how socialism and capitalism could co-exist easily.

As I've said before, socialism is technically nothing more than a business model run cooperatively, which also doesn't dismantle the concepts of the market. Healthcare and public schooling is simply post-Marxist factors that can aren't necessarily reflective of socialism.


Sorry Someone.


No need to apologize!

Regarding the initial OP, the time periods that are very relevant, such as it's birth as well as it's big debut in America, contribute everything to it's class warfare outlook. The Industrial Revolution saw widespread worker oppression, horrendous working conditions and the all around dystopian atmosphere that came with the new, wealth-based ruling class and socialism occurred as a reaction to this.

In America, it wasn't much different in the era of the robber baron. Workers were treated terribly, corruption was rampant and the the proverbial 'little man' was trampled into the dirty. This, of course, would eventually lead to the Union movement.

Today, things are not so black and white, as corporations and the rich most certainly benefit humanity through outreach programs, philanthropy and the basic idea of 'giving back' to the community. However, we still have a renegade military-industrial complex, the horrors of free trade zones and sweat shops, draconian policies by neo-capitalist entities such as the WTO, IMF, World Bank, etc, a monster of a pharmaceutical industry and government coercion through bribery, crony capitalism, etc... the fun thing is, all these factors need a government to continue their evil ways.

Hence Bakunin's identification of the powers that need to be destroyed as both the capitalist entities and the state.



[edit on 5-4-2010 by Someone336]



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 01:22 AM
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A Note of Appreciation From the Poor:

Let's be honest, we're never going to win the lottery.

On the other hand, the chances are pretty good that we can fool you into thinking we're slaving away at some miserable job for the rest of our lives when all we're really doing is making the least possible effort to get the most possible money from you for doing as little as possible. That's because, in all likelihood, you think we were born into some "social class". Let's face it, while you're busy worrying about maintaining caste systems, we're living our lives as leisurely as we know how, fornicating and propagating, eating, sleeping, farting and all the same things you do, just with less money to do it. I'd say I'm sorry, but I wouldn't really know what I am apologizing for.\

As a result, we have decided to ignore the dumbed down public education you attempted to shove down our throats and have begun to educate ourselves, and in spite of our upbringing, connections, manners, appearance and "good" taste, we are just the same as you. Even if we needed a book the size of the yellow pages, (and it should be noted at this point, that your letter of appreciation to us hardly comes off as a letter written by a person of "proper" education, and its overall structure and tone does not suggest someone whose upbringing, connections, manners and good taste are of that of the caste system that author claims to be from), to list all the unfair advantages you have, we are still free and capable of remarkable accomplishments without any of your education, upbringing, connections, manners and good taste. The fact that we don't need you is not why we're grateful to you, it lies in the fact that your ignorance about justice and equality of justice, makes you weak and that weakness becomes our strength.

Of course in a hierarchical social system like yours there's never been much room for anything other than pretentiousness and preening at the top to begin with, so we really have no desire to party with you dudes. Besides, its all ready occupied by you dudes---and you seem so happy pretending and preening, we find it kind of cute and if you're happy, we're happy. We don't find your proclivity towards kicking people in the teeth so cute, but in fairness to you, there are plenty of poor people who do the same, so we do not tolerate such action, but we show you our compassion and understand your sense of insecurities and self doubt. We are grateful you place a "lowly dishwasher" higher up on the caste system than...well, we don't really know since you failed to spoon feed us that little tidbit, but we're grateful none the less. Your urging of gratitude for immigrants, prostitutes, and homeless street people is unnecessary, since most of us are either immigrants or come from immigrant families, we are grateful that the homeless have not yet organized and rebelled against a system that has shut them out, and we are no less grateful to poor prostitutes who offer sexual services than we are to you guys who prostitute in other ways, but are prostitutes just the same.

We will always remember that while you hide behind your expensive prisons you call gated communities, terrified of anything that comes close to hard work, we can see your soft decaying flesh march towards its death just the same as if you were to risk danger in order to get a job done, and while we too often agree to do dangerous things for way too low remuneration, we also get paid for doing nothing, (you know that thing you call boring), so all in all it tends to average out. As to your gratitude for fighting wars "for you", we return the gratitude for training us so well in how we can defeat you when the time comes. Thank you sincerely.

We are also grateful for your naive belief that we don't possess the same greed filled drive to possess wealth, power and prestige, as one of the very generous gifts you have bestowed upon us, is bringing us access to Sun Tzu's The Art of War, and we have learned to play the fool in front of our enemies, so it will probably come as a great shock to you, when your are finally confronted with revolution, to discover just how greedy we really are, and how that greed drives us just the same as you. We are grateful for your own delusional state where you believe it is just the poor afraid of change, seemingly unwilling to recognize your own desperate fear of change, evidenced not just by your multi-billion dollar investments in political capital, or in high tech low waged security, or in your desperate efforts to maintain the status quo, but also in your silly efforts to and wasted investments for hair plugs, botox, liposuction, and all other sorts of expensive procedures spent on an attempt to halt the changes of nature. We think that one is amusing, and entertaining so we are grateful. We are also grateful you project on to us, your own mechanical social games, and while you are busy being so terrified what others think of you, these distractions for you make our lives easier, as you are too busy obsessing over your own lives to be any real threat to us.

Naturally, we allow you to think it is you who is playing us against each other, we often stop to chuckle at your ignorance, and even if you were the threat some conspiracy theorist claim you are, and even if you were attempting to practice some form of eugenics, you will always be a minority, and if you ever get to the point where you have become an unbearable threat to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, even if you've managed to decimate a large portion of the population, your numbers will never be able to withstand ours, and if you ever wake the sleeping giant known as enough is enough, your ass is toast, and we are grateful you are seemingly too stupid to know it.

We are grateful you still feel compelled to place quotation marks around words like ethic, as it always reminds us what you think of ethics, and this is important to us, ethics. We know most of you don't know much about work, but then again, most of us don't really care.

Of course, this letter of gratitude, written as a reply to your kind letter of gratitude as you probably will have no idea what what we are talking about, since in all likelihood it was not you who wrote that letter, but more than likely written by some angry bitter poor person, who thought it might incite other poor people to hate you even more. We recognize, especially towards the end, a left leaning ideology, that while not radically different from your own, suggests it was indeed written by someone who does not come from your caste system at all, and sadly lacks the necessary talent to properly imitate your style. Since, this letter sent and addressed to us, the poor, was most likely written by a poor dude, we would like to conclude our own letter with some genuine gratitude for those things you have done that merit gratitude.

We are thankful for all your foundations and trust funds that operate outside of government that endeavor to ease the pain and suffering in the world. We are grateful for all the theater's, opera houses, and museums you have built, and even though many of us are just as happy with four dogs sitting around a table playing poker, or Elvis painted on velvet, we will occasionally go to your museums and check out that art too. We are grateful for you taking on the brunt of taxation in this country, and we are ever so grateful for your amusing antics and spawning progeny such as Paris Hilton who carry on your great tradition of rich white trash to amuse us on our leisure time.

So, from the bottom of our hearts we thank you for all the guilt you harbor that motivates your philanthropy, we thank you for paying more in taxes than us, and we thank you for knowing your place in the entertainment industry...without even knowing it!

Respectfully,

The Poor.



[edit on 5-4-2010 by Jean Paul Zodeaux]



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 01:30 AM
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Originally posted by davidgrouchy
when did it
become ok to hate
the rich people in America?
The people who are above money
are not the easily targetable rich people.


David Grouchy


I've seen that satirical thread before, many times.

The rich only sometimes have power.
The powerful always have money.
So no sense in targeting the rich.

What we are looking at here is military strategy, chess kinda sorta like maybe. The powerful have set up a defensive system to protect themselves. It involves decoys, which are both the rich and of course politicians, rich or not. They also use psyops, as in trend control via MSM programmed worldview saturation. If they say it enough, it becomes real.

A good example is Miley Cyrus. They all say they are against exploiting children, but what do they do? Get her to take her clothes off for photo's and have her make all kinds of sex kitten posses to sell CD's (and the silly biatch can't sing worth a damn anyway). The government says that they will reduce taxes and then they add a new one or fifteen. They say let's lower pollution and they'll enforce it, but what happens? Loopholes, company A sells it's pollution credits to company B, same amount of pollution. Scientists tell us half truths, global warming and it's man made, WRONG, global warming and the sun is firing up while we are going through a minor nebula (increased gas density area in space producing higher thermal conductivity).

The PTB think we are stupid and I am beginning to believe that the vast majority of people are stupid, or maybe just so ridiculously preoccupied with themselves they can't see past their own greed.

The problem people (or whatever the hell they are) show up at least once per year at a very high security meeting, in different countries, that we peons may not attend. Now, what would Google do?

Cheers - Dave

PS. Can a moderator enable my avatar pic? Thanks!

[edit on 4/5.2010 by bobs_uruncle]



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 01:43 AM
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yes sir boss
u go ahead and keep all them greenbacks you have.
in a few weeks, u can use them to wipe ur arse with
cuz they will be about as valuable as toilet paper


But one thing I do have on my side:
Is knowing that one day somebody
higher up on the food chain than you
is gonna kick you in the ^*&$%^.

God, how I would love to be a fly
on the wall for that hahahahaha



[edit on 5-4-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 04:13 AM
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Karma is a *#*#*! in this life or the next.



Motorhead - Eat the rich



posted on Apr, 5 2010 @ 08:55 AM
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thanks all for the great replies!!


i liked them all,
but the one from
Jean Paul Zodeaux,
.. really got me!. lol

thanks soo much bro.. that is beautiful!

*deep bows*

really well said everyone, thanks.
i love yas.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 10:44 AM
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........ I will single handedly BURN the rich. Live, watch, wait, and BELIEVE. hahaha



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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Why are people jealous of the rich?, despite what you may believe something like 0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of wealthy people on the planet actualy have any real influence on the world, and how that actualy affects you personaly is pretty much slim to none.



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 02:08 AM
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sIMPLE.



"Because, they're holding the 'idea' of having 'everything' above 'everyBODY's' head. And they don't want you to find out...


YOU OWN THEM. TRUTH BE TOLD



posted on Aug, 20 2010 @ 02:11 AM
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Beautifully said my friend. But the reason to BURN them is because, they're holding the "idea" above all of "(the former) OUR" heads. It's like the big brother "holding the ice cream, way over your head when your little. and you don't realize, what you now realize..."

kick that mother#er in the NUTS, and watch it drop into your hands. and WATCH how he will NEVER do it again.



Does my analogy suffice?



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