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Originally posted by opethPA
I am of the belief that their needs to be class competition.
Not everyone is capable or willing to do what it takes to be successfully, financially viable or whatever measure of being wealthy people want to apply.
Their are horrible, evil people that kill, rape, steal and general do terrible things and are poor in life just like their are wealthy people that do those same things.
I am not saying this is the point of the OP but I do not understand the desire some on ATS have to vilify someone for being successful or happy professionally. I don't understand why some folks here assume that being homeless is somehow more noble then living in a nice house.
All that being said... I don't think a poor person should hate a wealthy person nor do i think a wealthy person should hate a poor person.. Both groups should despise the criminals that exist in both types , and everything in between, of life.
Originally posted by pexx421
And we are not talking about middle class or upper middle class wealth....that's not who the majority feel resentment to. Its people in Washington, dynasty style wealth, big oil, big agro, big pharma, like that. People who use their wealth in ways that are detrimental to us, the environment, and the future generations, all for the sake of greed.
Originally posted by AthlonSavage
Its a brave new world which is emerging in front of us and with each passing generation it becomes nearer and nearer.
I wont go into details of the brave new world as there are plenty of fictional novels, movies out there that explain where humanity is headed, as population increases, resources become more finite and technological evolution zooms ahead.
Somethings however despite the changing props due to machine advancements never do really change and are constants. An obvious constant is the gap between the Rich Wealthy and Poor, that divide always seems to maintain itself as a large wide and deep Canyon. The external wall that keeps the peasant out of the Castle of privileged estate.
The divide leads to jealousy, resentment and sometimes extreme hatred of between the upper and lower classes.
Is the POORs hatred of WEALTHY ($$$) people legitimate and morally justifiable?
Originally posted by Aphorism
reply to post by AthlonSavage
On the poor's hatred of the wealthy—It can be said with confidence that wealth does not make a person. Conversely, one does not, nor can not, hate a wealthy person on these grounds. One can only hate that he himself is not wealthy.edit on 24-8-2013 by Aphorism because: (no reason given)