Posted 2 weeks ago on May 11, 2017, 1:14 p.m. EST by agkaiser
from Fredericksburg, TX
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"It's only human nature to compete and try to get ahead of your neighbor."
The belief that fundamental human nature is self interest and not social instinct to preserve community well being is the reason you and your children will be perpetual slaves serving our rich masters. And yes, it is possible to rise up and become a rich master yourself. You need only be psychopath or sociopath enough to willfully parasitize and threaten the human race's existence in order to satisfy your individual desires. But what are the odds?
I'll try to answer that rhetorical question with a sufficiently simplified analogy that will make possible comprehension by one so immature and challenged by privilege as a billionaire brat like Trump. If a closed community of 100 people have 100 apples that are all the wealth of the community and one person owns 90 of them, then 10/99 apples are all that it's possible for everyone else to have - no matter how it's distributed among us. That's 10.1% of one apple each, on average, for 99 out of one hundred people. There! I've done the math for you.
The exception to the limitation on wealth is, of course, to borrow from the privileged one and pay interest and be in debt bondage to it. Ultimately that debt kite must fall. Our culture and economy are a dead end. Our masters are more self destructive than any of us but too puerile and spoiled to understand it. They are parasites that threaten the survival of the human race: the host they parasitize. If you want to be one of them, I must ask: When will you grow up?
The ownership of more property than an economic unit of equals needs for its life and livelihood is a symptom of the parasitic disease that afflicts our economy and culture. The rich are a threat to the survival of the human race. They are a disease that we must cure, if we are to survive. They're more dangerous than all the tyrants and terrorists since the beginning of civilization.
I'll vote for anyone who promises to tax the rich until the disease is cured. Even if they fall short of the mark, any move in that direction is better than what the politicians we have today are doing. Part of the ultimate prognosis for a permanent cure will be, of course, to communitize the FIRE sector and do whatever else we need in common of, by and for the people on a non-profit basis.