Wednesday, February 27, 2008

An Anonymous Challenge

I recently received the following comment on one of my older posts from an "anonymous" writer, and was challenged to see how "economists," the wealthy or "their fans" might respond to this comment. That has, of course, peaked my interest. Although I fear I can predict many of the responses, I do want to be entertained by good ol' Beaker-boy (an enamored, and unashamed aficionado of concentrated wealth)...so have at it.

P.S. I rather enjoyed this rant and agree with a great deal of it.

Don’t believe one optimistic word from any public figure about the economy or humanity in general. They are all part of the problem. Its like a game of Monopoly. In America, the richest 1% now hold 1/2 OF ALL UNITED STATES WEALTH. Unlike ‘lesser’ estimates, this includes all stocks, bonds, cash, and material assets held by America’s richest 1%. Even that filthy pig Oprah acknowledged that it was at about 50% in 2006. Naturally, she put her own ‘humanitarian’ spin on it. Calling attention to her own ‘good will’. WHAT A DISGUSTING HYPOCRITE SLOB. THE RICHEST 1% HAVE LITERALLY MADE WORLD PROSPERITY ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE. Don’t fall for all of their ‘humanitarian’ CRAP. ITS A SHAM. THESE PEOPLE ARE CAUSING THE SAME PROBLEMS THEY PRETEND TO CARE ABOUT. Ask any professor of economics. Money does not grow on trees. The government can’t just print up more on a whim. At any given time, there is a relative limit to the wealth within ANY economy of ANY size. So when too much wealth accumulates at the top, the middle class slip further into debt and the lower class further into poverty. A similar rule applies worldwide. The world’s richest 1% now own over 40% of ALL WORLD WEALTH. This is EVEN AFTER you account for all of this ‘good will’ ‘humanitarian’ BS from celebrities and executives. ITS A SHAM. As they get richer and richer, less wealth is left circulating beneath them. This is the single greatest underlying cause for the current US recession. The middle class can no longer afford to sustain their share of the economy. Their wealth has been gradually transfered to the richest 1%. One way or another, we suffer because of their incredible greed. We are talking about TRILLIONS of dollars. Transfered FROM US TO THEM. Over a period of about 27 years. Thats Reaganomics for you. The wealth does not ‘trickle down’ as we were told it would. It just accumulates at the top. Shrinking the middle class and expanding the lower class. Causing a domino effect of socio-economic problems. But the rich will never stop. They will never settle for a reasonable share of ANYTHING. They will do whatever it takes to get even richer. Leaving even less of the pie for the other 99% of us to share. At the same time, they throw back a few tax deductable crumbs and call themselves ‘humanitarians’. IT CAN’T WORK THIS WAY. This is going to end just like a game of Monopoly. The current US recession will drag on for years and lead into the worst US depression of all time. The richest 1% will live like royalty while the rest of us fight over jobs, food, and gasoline. Crime, poverty, and suicide will skyrocket. So don’t fall for all of this PR CRAP from Hollywood, Pro Sports, and Wall Street PIGS. ITS A SHAM. Remember: They are filthy rich EVEN AFTER their tax deductable contributions. Greedy pigs. Now, we are headed for the worst economic and cultural crisis of all time. SEND A “THANK YOU” NOTE TO YOUR FAVORITE MILLIONAIRE. ITS THEIR FAULT. I’m not discounting other factors like China, sub-prime, or gas prices. But all of those factors combined still pale in comparison to that HUGE transfer of wealth to the rich. Anyway, those other factors are all related and further aggrivated because of GREED. If it weren’t for the OBSCENE distribution of wealth within our country, there never would have been such a market for sub-prime to begin with. Which by the way, was another trick whipped up by greedy bankers and executives. IT MAKES THEM RICHER. The credit industry has been ENDORSED by people like Oprah, Ellen, Dr Phil, and many other celebrities. IT MAKES THEM RICHER. So don’t fall for their ‘good will’ BS. ITS A LIE. If you fall for it, then you’re a fool. If you see any real difference between the moral character of a celebrity, politician, attorney, or executive, then you’re a fool. WAKE UP PEOPLE. The 1% club will always say or do whatever it takes to get as rich as possible. Without the slightest regard for anything or anyone but themselves. Vioxx. Their idea. Sub-prime. Their idea. NAFTA. Their idea. Outsourcing. Their idea. The commercial lobbyist. Their idea. The multi-million dollar lawsuit. Their idea. $200 cell phone bills. Their idea. $200 basketball shoes. Their idea. $30 late fees. Their idea. $30 NSF fees. Their idea. $20 DVDs. Their idea. Subliminal advertising. Their idea. The MASSIVE campaign to turn every American into a brainwashed credit card, pharmaceutical, love-sick, celebrity junkie. Their idea. All of which concentrate the world’s wealth and resources and wreak havok on society. All of which have been CREATED AND ENDORSED by celebrities, athletes, and executives. IT MAKES THEM RICHER. So don’t fall for their ‘ good will’ ‘humanitarian’ BS. ITS A SHAM. NOTHING BUT TAX DEDUCTABLE PR CRAP. Bottom line: The richest 1% will soon tank the largest economy in the world. It will be like nothing we’ve ever seen before. and thats just the beginning. Greed will eventually tank every major economy in the world. Causing millions to suffer and die. Oprah, Angelina, Brad, Bono, and Bill are not part of the solution. They are part of the problem. EXTREME WEALTH HAS MADE WORLD PROSPERITY ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE. WITHOUT WORLD PROSPERITY, THERE WILL NEVER BE WORLD PEACE OR ANYTHING EVEN CLOSE. GREED KILLS. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL. Of course, the rich will throw a fit and call me a madman. Of course, their ignorant fans will do the same. You have to expect that. But I speak the truth. If you don’t believe me, then copy this entry and run it by any professor of economics or socio-economics. Then tell a friend. Call the local radio station. Re-post this entry or put it in your own words. Be one of the first to predict the worst economic and cultural crisis of all time and explain its cause. WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE.

13 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

One analysis we don't hear in the capitalist world is lowered union membership.

See this.

troutsky said...

My problem with the "Jacobin" analysis is it stirs a blood lust to "kill the pigs" , a frenzy which doesn't change anything and lends itself to reaction. We are all "rich" in relation to someone else somewhere, whether in the 2% 0r 20% 0r 50%. I would tell anonymous to not make individuals or an income bracket "the problem".They might become enemies when it comes to defending status quo but they are just humans caught up in the Spectacle, as are we.

Anonymous said...

But there has to be some reasonable scale of income and wealth. The problem is with the extremes. Poverty sucks. Extreme wealth sucks. Capitalism sucks. Socialism sucks. We need a compromise. A reasonable pay scale with caps on bottom line wealth and consumption of resources. Nothing else will ever work.

beakerkin said...

Che

Are you planning to Sue Mad Magazine for placing a picture of you and your motto Viva La Stupidity on the cover.

Communism is a cult wackier than Scientology except that its members kill in the name of power. The poor
whom you talk about and act in the name of are just Cannon fodder.

FYI As far as Indian reservation, people on Indian reservations do not think fresh meat and produce are fictional objects like Cubans.
I see Cuban, Venezuelans, Chinese, Zimbabweans in my office every day.
Are you arrogant enough to think
that a few Thereisendtadt tours and
exploitation of Cheap hookers gives you more insight than people who live there.

FYI Sponge Che Bob

Your fantasies of revolution in the USA is less real than Sponge Bob.
However, I wouldn't even bother to kill the traitors. Tar and feathering to the tune of Stars and Stripes would be much more appropriate and fun.

How many LSD hits did Troutsky have
to understand Marx?

beakerkin said...

The deluded musings of an educator
who jet sets around the planet endorsing a genocidal form in of authoritarianism are amusing. How is it that even in downturns Americans can buy fresh produce and find a home. Sorry we do not see Cuban Educators jet setting or even free to
blog.

The brain impaired Troutsky even points out the folly of this. No doubt I would be thrilled if you Webolutionaries acted out your fantasies. This would be a great opportunity to show why Commies are inherently criminal and should be stripped of citizenship and deported. Once you move from rhetoric to violence you will see the people talk in ways you do not expect.

I do not hate or envy those with more. I see those who are less fortunate than me every day. I also see those who are more fortunate than me as well.

Many of those who are rich worked hard to get there. They did not spend their time and money exploiting Havana hookers on the Thereisenstadt tour. Any comparison between you or the souless Ren and the Havana Hookers is an insult to the hookers.

Troutsky gets a pass for his low IQ.

Renegade Eye said...

It was a mistake mentioning Beakerkin in your post. I said on troutsky's and Sonia's blog, Beakerkin has no open political views. I can't name one subject, where I could clearly articulate a position of Beakerkin's.

If he argued positions without name calling, the lack of depth, isolation, and craziness would be exposed. Beakerkin knows his views are strange, and correctly keeps them secret.

Renegade Eye said...

Beakerkin lost the challenge.

Ché Bob said...

I know Renegade, I guess I just enjoy listening to Beakerin sometimes. He's like a real-life cartoon.

Renegade Eye said...

Atleast Sonia or Craig Bardo are coherent. Beakerkin is a straw man.

Anonymous said...

We don't need an equal distribution of wealth. That would be socialism. We only need to reign in the high end. Their standard is downright obscene. About the 1% club 'tax revenue' defense. ITS A SHAM. If the middle and lower classes had a greater share of the pie, they could easily cover a greater share of the federal tax revenue. They are held down in many ways because of greed. Wages remain stagnant for millions because the executives, celebrities, athletes, attorneys, and entrepreneurs, are paid millions. They over-sell, over-charge, under-pay, outsource, cut jobs, and benefits to increase their bottom line. As their profits rise, so do the stock values. Which means more money for the upper class who own a giant share of the market. My problem really isn't with the upper class in general. But as more United States wealth rises to the top, the middle and lower classes inevitably suffer. This reduces the potential tax reveue drawn from those brackets. At the same time, it wreaks havok on middle and lower class communities and increases the need for financial aid. Not to mention the spike in crime because of it. There is a dominoe effect to consider. So when people forgive the rich for all of the above and then praise them for paying a greater share of the FEDERAL income taxes, its like nails on a chalk board. If these filthy pigs want to be over-paid, then they should be over-taxed as well. Remember: They STILL own 1/2 of all United States wealth EVEN AFTER taxes, charity, and PR CRAP. A similar rule applies worldwide. There is nothing anyone can say to justify that. Anyway, there is usually a higher state and local burden on the middle class. They get little or nothing without a local tax increase. Otherwise, the red inks flows like a waterfall. Service cuts and lay-offs follow. Again, because of the OBSCENE distribution of bottom line wealth in this country. I can not accept any theory that our economy would suffer in any way with a more reasonable distribution of wealth. Afterall, it was more reasonable 30 years ago. Before Reaganomics came along. Before GREED became such an epidemic. Before we had an army of over-paid executives, celebrities, athletes, attorneys, investors, entrepreneurs, developers, and sold-out politicians to kiss their asses. As a nation, we were in much better shape. Lower crime rate, more widespread prosperity, stable job market, free and clear assets, lower deficit, ect. Bottom line: Top heavy economies always destabilize and eventually collapse. Middle heavy economies remain stable and propsperous indefinately. WITHOUT LOANS FROM CHINA.

Anonymous said...

Its not those who have a little more who threaten to tank the largest economy in the world. Its not the upper class who literally make world prosperity mathematically and physically impossible. Its the richest 1%. The equation they stand for simply can not work for the vast majority. There is no 'nice' way to deal with them. They will NEVER settle for less. They will NEVER compromise their extravogant lifestyles. Not for global warming, their own fellow citizens, or the good of humanity. The best you can expect from them is a small meaningless sacrifice for the camera, and a tax deductable PR stunt along with it. We are born with an instinct to gather and store. But greed is relative. There is no 'nice' way to address the problem. It simply must be addressed for what it truly is. Nothing but self-centered, self-serving, black-hearted evil. IT WILL BE OUR DOWNFALL. By the way, my goal is not to achieve a new world order. My goal is only to spread the word and know that I gave it my best shot. I simply can not stand by and allow such an incredible injustice. I won't break any laws. But I will devote my life to this cause. These people are not 'humanitarians'. They are disgusting hypocrite slobs. I will do everything legal and within my power to make sure they go down in history that way.

Anonymous said...

To those who would call me or others who criticize unbridled capitalism as 'commies' or 'socialists'. Here is a chalenge for you. Post the definition here. Point out the lines that allow for land ownership, home ownership, private industry, and a resonable scale of personal wealth. Do it now. No? THATS WHAT I THOUGHT.

Justin Delacour said...

Thanks, Che Bob. You guys so thoroughly kicked the other side's ass that I'm not really sure there's anything I can add. What I advocate --and what much of the region (including Brazil) advocates-- is a negotiated settlement to Colombia's civil conflict so that Uncle Sam cannot continue using Colombia's civil conflict to threaten Colombia's neighbors.

Best,
Justin