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Forum Post: Conversation with Bill Billionaire

Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 21, 2012, 1:57 a.m. EST by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL
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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

"ya ? so..."


[-] 1 points by MsStacy (1035) 6 years ago

What is the purposeIt of it? It may be an accurate in a few cases, but so what? Are you attempting to hold it up as representing how a majority of businessmen got their start and conduct their lives? He's not a particularly admirable character but his wealth or success don't really impact the rest of us.

[-] 1 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 6 years ago

The purpose was:

1) To encapsulate within one fictional character some possible aggregate mental processes (admittedly biased for purposes of exagerated emphasis) that could lead some A-type personalities to behave in ways, either consciously or sub-consciously, that ultimately result in great wealth disparity such as the 1% or, more likely, the 0.1% or even 0.01%.

2) The choice of his product to attain wealth is a symbolic euphemism designed to show his callous disregard for humanity and his intention to figuratively and literally screw them. This was chosen for slight comedic effect.

3) I have never produced or used any type of animation software in my life. This was an experiment in my learning how to produce something within the context of one of Occupy's chief complaints, i.e. great wealth disparity. I have a great fascination in understanding the mental/emotional processes of the ultra-rich that lead to behaviors as typified in the "Inside Job" documentary, to use one example.

[-] 1 points by MsStacy (1035) 6 years ago

I think you should be pleased with the way your experiment turned out. As far as the message is concerned it's a little heavy handed and, as you say, biased.

[-] 1 points by DanielBarton (1345) 6 years ago

that is so fake