reply to post by LiberalSceptic
It all comes down to morality, and I view many of the ultra rich as the most immoral Humans on the planet.
Unfortunately, most of them are, I believe, clinically psychotic. When people like this are so detached from reality and insulated from the real
world, they learn to look down upon anyone "beneath" them and deem them as worthless. This creates a psychopathy where they view others as
disposable and their existence inconsequential.
People are a product of their environment and their upbringing. That's why you'll often find that those who work hard to achieve what they have
earned are more humane, more sympathetic and more modest about their wealth. They are generally the ones who donate, hold fund-raising events and put
something back into their community.
On the other side of it there those who grow up living in luxury, having doors opened for them by their rich daddy. They don't work for what they
have, they just own it and manage it, they pay others to make more for them, they hoard it, they are genuinely mentally defective.
A good example of how those "born rich" are totally detached from reality was when Mrs Romney made a statement about how "hard" they had it when
they were younger. She tried to make out they were poverty stricken kids, and then ended the statement by saying it was okay because Mitt had lots of
That shows how delusional these people often are. Her definition of "poor" does not match reality in any sense. She is delusional if she thinks
needing to cash in some shares means you're poor.
Unfortunately, nothing will change as long as people continue to allow others to live like this. People support this, by supporting the businesses
these freaks of nature operate.
As a general rule, small businesses get my money, I'll avoid big business wherever I can because I don't want to contribute to the sales stats for
some global corp and their millionaire CEO's. I don't buy from the big brands wherever there is an alternative, and I would rather pay more for
something locally produced by a small company than pay less to a global corp. At least if I buy from a small business I know that my money is more
likely to stay in my community and not be immediately funnelled out to an account in the Camen Islands.