Forum Post: Again, I have been criticized for my hatred of the rich. This time, I'm being criticized for lumping all of them together. These people just don't understand. We are talking about the prosperity and social stability of an entire world!
Posted 11 years ago on Dec. 25, 2011, 1:17 p.m. EST by ModestCapitalist
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Those of you who have read my entries know how I feel about the rich. You know how I feel about the very concept of extreme personal wealth. I see it as nothing but self-centered self-serving black-hearted evil.
I have already made dozens of legitimate points about the obscene concentration of wealth and the horrible downside. I have quoted Albert Einstein, Mariner Eccles, and Allen Greenspan. All of which have gone on record with a claim that extreme income and/or wealth disparity causes economic instability. Albert Einstein and Mariner Eccles both went on record attributing the Great Depression to an obscene concentration of wealth. A dozen or more prominent economists including Robert Reich have gone on record with similar views.
I have posted statistics to prove that we now have the greatest concentration of wealth in America since 1929. I have posted dozens of warnings of another Great Depression. I have tried desperately to convince as many of you as possible to reduce your support for the rich. All of them without exception. My absolute belief is that if this relentless concentration of wealth continues in America and Europe, it will cause a global depression. I have made this absolute belief, my primary motive, crystal clear from day one.
Still, I have been criticized for lumping the rich all together. My critics tell me that I should persecute only those who attained their extreme personal wealth illegally. Of course, some of these people are rich pigs and/or plants typing on their behalf. Of course, they desperately want my mouth shut and my fingers broken. This is to be expected.
My critics swear that I should persecute only those who have attained their extreme personal wealth illegally. This level of ignorance, naivete, and spoiled brat self-preservation is astonishing.
Those of you not fully intoxicated by the concept of extreme personal wealth consider this: Keep in mind those warnings I have posted regarding this relentless concentration:
Lets say that you live in a two story apartment building. You share your apartment on the bottom floor with your family. You have made this apartment your home. You have nowhere else to go. One day, you learn that the resident of the apartment directly above yours has taken up a new hobby. Its perfectly legal. There are no laws whatsoever to prevent anyone from taking up this hobby. The hobby is collecting bricks.
A few weeks go by and you notice cracks in the ceiling. So you pay a visit to that resident of the apartment directly above yours. When he opens the door, you immediately notice that his collection of bricks has taken up most of the space in his apartment. Just then, a delivery man shows up with a very large crate on a dolly. Its more bricks. You explain to this resident that you live in the apartment just below and that you have noticed cracks in the ceiling. You fear a collapse. You plead with him to get rid of the bricks. Or at least reduce the collection by a few tons.
This resident denies any responsibility whatsoever for those cracks in your ceiling. He then reminds you that his hobby of collecting bricks is perfectly legal. He scolds you for blaming the cracks in your ceiling on him. He tells you that you have no right whatsoever to decide how many bricks he is allowed to collect. Frustrated beyond words, you leave.
The next morning plaster begins to fall from the ceiling. Cracks appear in the walls. They begin to buckle. You realize that the entire structure of your apartment is being compromised by the lunatic above you who absolutely refuses to stop collecting bricks. Its no longer safe.
Question: Would it make any fucking difference to you how many of those bricks were stolen and how many were bought legally?