Posted 5 years ago on Aug. 29, 2012, 10:41 p.m. EST by ogoj11
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I've read so many posts here disagreeing with right wing economic philosophy. I've read the patient explanations, the angry dismissals, the bitterly ironic parodies. All of these assessments are correct in ways, but something's missing.
Throughout history ruling classes have struggled to develop elaborate justifications or ideologies to legitimate their privileges, to explain why we do the work while they get the rewards. What is new today? Our rulers say we should give them everything, cut our wages, slash social services, work longer hours, reduce our benefits and , if we do, we'll have higher wages, more social services, more benefits, more job security. If we give them our money, we'll have more money. And good is bad. Up is down. Big is little
I think we must be the dumbest workers in the history of the world to believe such obvious contradictions. How can we laugh at savages who believed in pie in the sky or Zeus the Powerful? I really feel sorry for the professors, pretty much all leftists, for what joy is there in exposing such simplistic contradictory nonsense. Learned scholars want to unravel complex systems
Here's my fantasy. Instead of exposing the right's economics, what if we fell for it? Instead of giving to the poor, we would donate to the rich. Why waste money on sad, needy folks who are just going to spend it, when everyone, including the poor, would be better off if the money were given to the rich to create jobs and prosperity. I'm putting out a call for Reverse Robin Hoods to steal from the poor and give to the rich. Why should the rich have to provide us with goods in return for our wages? Are we getting this thing in perspective now?