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Forum Post: Are All American 1%ers devoid of Care, Conscience and Compassion ?!

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 13, 2011, 4:16 p.m. EST by shadz66 (19985)
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Anecdotally, it would appear that many Americans seem to have some kind of inbuilt inclination to exalt if not worship the wealthy and praise the 'pecuniary driven' and the 'Prophets of Profit' !!

As such, please compare and contrast two self-proclaimed members of the 1%, 'namely' "Vlad-The-Impaler" and "AZDesertRat", via their posts below :

a) http://occupywallst.org/forum/i-am-the-1-ask-me-how-i-can-help-you-or-choose-not/#comment-346716 and

b) http://occupywallst.org/forum/one-persons-view-from-his-1-perch/ .

Like Chalk and Cheese ; Superficially Similar yet Deeply Different ... though somewhat prejudicially, one fears that 'Type A' predominates ...




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[-] 3 points by buphiloman (840) 8 years ago

Like someone said, the American worker doesn't see herself or himself as a member of an oppressed proletariat, but as a temporarily embarrassed millionaire.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

@ 'philoman' : Very Funny ... and I suspect deeply profound ~{;-)

Thanx as I shall be quoting this liberally and as I've never heard it before, you will be the 'Heart Centred Philo-Human' who I'll be quoting !

Specifically for you ... and our ilk : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2001/sep/29/september11.afghanistan . From over 10 years ago yet searingly still pertinent ...

fiat lux.

[-] -1 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

However, on reflection 'buphilo', the average American worker will not be a whole lot different to the average worker anywhere else, in that their ambitions generally tend towards 'a fair wage and a fair day's pay for a fair day's work'.

In truth your comment is probably best preserved for those who have such religious faith in 'The American Dream' - so called because you have to be asleep to believe it.

veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 1 points by invient (360) 8 years ago

That quote is attributed to John Steinbeck...

I encourage to watch the recent SNL script about Rick Perry's debate blunder, wherein a reference is made to Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men... Romney plays as George and Perry plays Lennie as they re-enact the memorable last moments of Lennie's life.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 8 years ago

Great reread.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 8 years ago

Thanx & as I'd clean forgotten about making this 'forum-post' so doubly so ;-)

[-] 0 points by onepercentguy (294) 8 years ago