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Forum Post: Revolt of the Rich

Posted 11 years ago on Sept. 2, 2012, 12:29 a.m. EST by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL
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Perhaps the most eloquent summation of the truth I have had the pleasure of reading in a very long time.




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[-] 2 points by Shule (2638) 11 years ago

One comment to the article is the note "the gates can be closed from both sides." Hmmm, interesting, food for thought......

[-] 2 points by ogoj11 (263) 11 years ago

I often wonder whether any of us have ever really known any of the super rich. Most of us have known successful and/or wealthy people, but I've noticed that when the topic turns to the super rich, realism vanishes; theology and science fiction are the reference points. OWS meets pop culture and religion.

Someone should collect and study comments on the super rich.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

There was then still a lingering old-fashioned sense of shame now generally absent from the über-rich.


[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23769) 11 years ago

Thanks for bumping that piece or I'd have missed it. I sort of feel like he is saying many of the things we say here, he just did a great job of tying it all together. Thanks GF and UD.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

Your welcome. I thought the same. It was a good article.

[-] 2 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 11 years ago

I know, right? The world definitely seems more barbaric now than I remember it being in the past. I don't know if the Rich are responsible, or if they have merely followed the general trend of the world towards greater and greater moral debauchery. Probably can't blame the Rich for everything, but I don't think they've made much effort to make things better...and they would be in the best position to have the greatest impact if they made the effort. But the article speaks for itself about their current attitude(s) which did not exist in former times of the 20th century (as the article also states).

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 11 years ago

It must have been in the past because there have been sumptuary laws imposed periodically through out history. The difference may be because we aren't reading it, we are feeling it.

Now that I think about it perhaps there never was "a sense of shame". Mayhap that just gets thrown in there like an apology of sorts until the next time. It was still a good article.

[-] 1 points by flip (7101) 11 years ago

very good article

[-] 1 points by fiftyfourforty (1077) from New York, NY 11 years ago

Thanks. American Conservative puts out very informative items.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

Very long article. Very well worth it.


[-] 0 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 11 years ago

Good article that can be summarized by Schwarzman's own words: “It’s a war. It’s like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939.” So where are the Republicans screaming about class warfare. It's time the 99% launch their own offensive.