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Originally posted by EmVeeFF
Here's the elephant in the room, the problem with all these "Let's take the wealth back!" movements...
Fist off, this was the foundation of Karl Marx's Ideology
And secondly, all the people who had their "Money taken from them" (as taking the wealth back implies) VOLUNTARILY SUBMITTED to any impoverishing thing they were "subjected" to.
Originally posted by Thunderheart
At one time, Bill Gates and a few of the other 500 were part of the 150 million. You too can be part of the top 500, just invent something that the world desperately needs and patent it.
Instead of hating them how about you learn how to become one of them?
Originally posted by confreak
reply to post by blocula
Before people were discriminated against based on their color, gender, or ethnicity, now you will be discriminated based on the amount of illusionary wealth you have.
If you got 1 dollars, and that's all the wealth you have, if you are killed, there is a high chance that they won't spend that much time looking for your killer. But if you are a million, there will be 20 investigators and couple of Police stations collectively working 24 hours a day looking for you.
If you own a dairy and someone robs your dairy, there is a high chance of the Police forgetting about the case, but if someone robs a bank, there will be a helicopter out, and Police will hunt the robber down, even kill him in the process.
Like the case where a homeless man who stole hundred dollars from a bank, handed himself in the next day, he got over a decade in prison. Another man who stole billions of dollars through ponzy schemes only got around 2 years.
Goes to show, the injustice still exists, but not based on race, ethnicity or religion, but based on the amount of illusionary wealth you have.
Originally posted by Thunderheart
Quit whining and go make more money for yourself!
You're jealous of the super rich? The internet moguls? The Hollywood starlets? Go and become one, otherwise stop lusting after their material goods. YOU have the power to become anything you want to be, it takes hard work and dedication, it's not going to happen whilst you sit on the computer whining and feeling sorry for yourselves.
Bunch of lazy babies.
Originally posted by blocula
www.alternet.org...'s_wealth_--_what's_it_going_to_take_to_get_it_back www.globalresearch.ca... this is just really sad and wrong for so many people to have to work their only lives away for next to nothing. while the "beautiful" elite drag down more and more people into financial opression and mental depression and its only getting worse...in an old bureau in my grandmothers house i found a pay stub of my grandfathers from 1945, he made $2.50 an hour and he worked 40hrs,his gross was $100 even and after deductions he "brought home" $92 ! which means that then, his dollar had 92 cents of buying power!...now, if i gross $100, i "bring home" $65 ! so my dollar now has 65 cents of buying power! and this sad fact makes both parents have to work and their kids are raised by strangers and run wild in the streets...edit on 17-8-2011 by blocula because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by charles1952
"Why don't you tell us how you feel on the subject ..." written by one of the posters, started me thinking. Can someone please tell me what "the subject" is? Is it that it's not fair that someone has more money than someone else? Or, that people with more money are treated differently? Or, business doesn't want people to get money? Or that government doesn't want people to get money? Or that people with money stole it?
It's often fair and, indeed, inevitable that some people will have more than others, so? People with money get treated differently. So do beautiful young ladies, diplomats, professors, poliburo members, the severely handicapped, etc. This is also inevitable, rail against it all you want. Of course, businesses want people to have money, to whom will they sell their products and stock if everyone is poor? If citizens' money was illegally taken, I can assure you that lawyers smelling a class action law suit will swarm over you.
I am willing to entertain the thought that the government doesn't want people to have money, that would give "Power to the People," and some politicans (most?) don't want that.
So, again, what is the subject?