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A weird message on Scroogle - A note of appreciation from the rich

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posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 01:15 AM
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So, I was about to do a search via Scroogle Scraper, and I noticed a message under the search bar. I'm not sure if they do this kind of thing all the time, as I don't really use Scroogle much...but this is what they have posted on their search page:



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. That's why we're so relieved to know that you still continue to believe all those silly fairy tales about "justice" and "equal opportunity" in America.

Of course, in a hierarchical social system like ours, there's never been much room at the top to begin with. Besides, it's already occupied by us — and we like it up here so much that we intend to keep it that way. But at least there's usually someone lower in the social hierarchy you can feel superior to and kick in the teeth once in a while. Even a lowly dishwasher can easily find some poor slob further down in the pecking order to sneer and spit at. So be thankful for migrant workers, prostitutes, and homeless street people.

Always remember that if everyone like you were economically secure and socially privileged like us, there would be no one left to fill all those boring, dangerous, low-paid jobs in our economy. And no one to fight our wars for us, or blindly follow orders in our totalitarian corporate institutions. And certainly no one to meekly go to their grave without having lived a full and creative life. So please, keep up the good work!

You also probably don't have the same greedy, compulsive drive to possess wealth, power, and prestige that we have. And even though you may sincerely want to change the way you live, you're also afraid of the very change you desire, thus keeping you and others like you in a nervous state of limbo. So you go through life mechanically playing your assigned social role, terrified what others would think should you ever dare to "break out of the mold."

Naturally, we try to play you off against each other whenever it suits our purposes: high-waged workers against low-waged, unionized against non-unionized, Black against White, male against female, American workers against Japanese against Mexican against.... We continually push your wages down by invoking "foreign competition," "the law of supply and demand," "national security," or "the bloated federal deficit." We throw you on the unemployed scrap heap if you step out of line or jeopardize our profits. And to give you an occasional break from the monotony of our daily economic blackmail, we allow you to participate in our stage-managed electoral shell games, better known to you ordinary folks as "elections." Happily, you haven't a clue as to what's really happening — instead, you blame "Aliens," "Tree-hugging Environmentalists," "Niggers," "Jews," Welfare Queens," and countless others for your troubled situation.

We're also very pleased that many of you still embrace the "work ethic," even though most jobs in our economy degrade the environment, undermine your physical and emotional health, and basically suck your one and only life right out of you. We obviously don't know much about work, but we're sure glad you do!

Of course, life could be different. Society could be intelligently organized to meet the real needs of the general population. You and others like you could collectively fight to free yourselves from our domination. But you don't know that. In fact, you can't even imagine that another way of life is possible. And that's probably the greatest, most significant achievement of our system — robbing you of your imagination, your creativity, your ability to think and act for yourself.

So we'd truly like to thank you from the bottom of our heartless hearts. Your loyal sacrifice makes possible our corrupt luxury; your work makes our system work. Thanks so much for "knowing your place" — without even knowing it!
Source - Scroogle Scraper

EDIT: Ok...I see, each time I refresh the page it changes...we'll, you'll just have to trust me it said that unless someone else see's it. It even had that photo there.

EDIT: Here's a screen-shot:


[edit on 15/6/10 by CHA0S]




posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 01:44 AM
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This thread here may not be the first thread to point it out, but it has been brought to the attention of this site before.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 01:47 AM
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Oooops dang, that's the second time I've done that now, my search didn't shown anything for some reason.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 01:48 AM
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Yep they do it all the time it is a type of sarcasm they use to get peoples attention some of it is pretty good and sometimes funny too.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 01:53 AM
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Yeah, well it definitely got my attention.

Anyway, if mods want to close this thread, as it has been discussed already, go ahead.

[edit on 15/6/10 by CHA0S]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 01:55 AM
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yeah scroogle always has cool things like that up there.
when I saw it one day i had to post it.
cool to see them still putting it up in their rotation.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 01:55 AM
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Originally posted by hawkiye
Yep they do it all the time it is a type of sarcasm they use to get peoples attention some of it is pretty good and sometimes funny too.


A careful reading of that letter reveals a particularly low brow sensibility and bitterness not common amongst the rich. I sincerely doubt this letter was written by the rich to the poor, and it seems fairly clear it was written by some bitter poor person with Marxist sensibilities, and the sarcasm comes from that, not from some rich person rubbing their wealth in the face of the poor. The rich have no motive to perpetuate class warfare, but Marxist's do.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 01:56 AM
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lol
I knew I had seen that before here too.
And both you and I replied in that thread
when it was posted. hahaha
thanks for the reminder



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 01:58 AM
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Originally posted by CHA0S
Oooops dang, that's the second time I've done that now, my search didn't shown anything for some reason.

sometimes it's best when you do the
search function, is to search on a line
of your content instead of your title

as some times titles change


[edit on 15-6-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 02:10 AM
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it seems fairly clear it was written by some bitter poor person with Marxist sensibilities
Well, I must have the mentality of a Marxist, because I could see myself writing the exact same thing, in fact I've written very similar things in the past...

reply to post by boondock-saint
 

Great to know. Thanks.

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posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 02:15 AM
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Originally posted by CHA0S

Well, I must have the mentality of a Marxist, because I could see myself writing the exact same thing, in fact I've written very similar things in the past...



You and I both, friend. lol




posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 02:15 AM
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You are, of course, free to write similar screeds, but it doesn't change the absolute need for the existence of class warfare in order to have any meaning. I am poor today, and have struggled with poverty all my life, but I am not a Marxist, and have no desire to fight in some deluded class warfare. If I must fight, then I will fight for freedom, and the rich are as deserving of freedom and inalienable rights as poor people are. Both rich and poor have the right to life, liberty, and property. I have ambitions to hold my own property and I have no interest in Marxist ideals that would tell me I don't have a right to own property.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 02:36 AM
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Yes its been shown on ATS before but, anything that detracts us away from this bloomin oil spill negativity is good in my book. I wholeheartedly agree that this is written by a pauper (so to speak) in order to voice their opinions of the rich to a wider audience. It is a very good piece of writing IMHO. Thanks OP



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 02:36 AM
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It reminds me of Crimethinc ...I don't think it was written by a poor person...a poor person would know that being a dishwasher and/or being homeless are fun...I think it was written by a non-science-major college student, whose parents own a Volvo...the child of a dentist, of a psychiatrist, or of a professor...



[edit on 15-6-2010 by nine-eyed-eel]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 02:49 AM
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From what I can gather these guys are libertarians. letters like this are done in sarcasm to emphasize the class distinction the Marxist have already imposed on us through force. You see the part most people forget about Marxism is it is not about equality at all it's about making the elite rich and the peasants to serve them.

Your assessment of them might be accurate if we lived in a free market society and they were decrying rich folks who worked for and earned thier wealth but we don't, we live in a Marxist socialist oligarchy claiming to be a free democracy (which is a contradiction in terms) and these rich they are taking a shot at have used Marxism under the guise of democracy etc. to get rich by stealing our wealth. They even have the socialist in this country convinced what they are doing is free market capitalism. That's who this type of thing is aimed at.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 02:58 AM
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...I don't think it was written by a poor person...a poor person would know that being a dishwasher and/or being homeless are fun
Are you being serious there? Fun? FUN?!? ...maybe you check what the definition of fun is...there are those who choose to be homeless, but there are also those who wish for any but homelessness...those who fear for their life each night as they have to worry about some lunatic smashing their head in whilst they sleep...



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 02:58 AM
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I agree that we do not live in a free market society, and again, I am certain, regardless of the financial position of the author, that the purpose of the letter is to fuel class warfare. Class warfare is neither good for the rich, nor the poor, as it upholds plunder as a legal form of wealth redistribution, and plunder is plunder regardless of who is plundering.

There are plenty of rich people today who have earned their wealth and are deserving of admiration, not to be invalidated simply because of their financial status. Regardless of the economic system enforced, there is always a free market system. If that free market system is not the standard, then it exists in the form of black markets, but free market principles will always be in play as long as there are people who understand these principles, which are easy to understand; supply and demand being the primary principle in play.

Marxism can never work because of this, and history is fairly rife with Marxists economies undermined by the black markets that thrived in them.



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:02 AM
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I've spent at least two years being homeless, maybe three altogether, I don't know...I had lots of fun, it is an option I was considering doing again a couple weeks ago...

Tell me how you know more about it than I do...



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:10 AM
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I've spent at least two years being homeless, maybe three altogether, I don't know...I had lots of fun, it is an option I was considering doing again a couple weeks ago...

Tell me how you know more about it than I do...
I can't tell you I know more about being homeless than you, but I do know not all people are like you, and I do know it's a only a minority of people who actually enjoy being homeless. Most people don't enjoy their stomach eating away at it's self, having to sleep in the freezing cold with no bed and no blanket, and being harassed regularly by drunken lunatics...although you may not have experience those things in your time as a homeless person, a vast majority of homeless people do experience things like that, especially in colder regions, the freezing nights would be brutal...so no matter how you make it out to look, it's simply not something the majority of people would desire...99% of homeless people would switch positions with an elite in a heartbeat if they had the opportunity...I can tell you that much...

[edit on 15/6/10 by CHA0S]



posted on Jun, 15 2010 @ 03:20 AM
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double post...
how did that happen...

[edit on 15-6-2010 by nine-eyed-eel]




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