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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The divide we can't talk about



These days it appears it's fine to talk about race in religion in terms people were afraid to use only a short while ago.

The races and religions are pitted against each other. Sure, there's friction there that cannot be denied. However, I wonder how much of it is to keep us all divided from each other.

Those divisions are minor compared to a really big one we can't talk about. The division is between the vast majority of people and the 0.001% who actually run everything. In the United States we cannot talk about class.

We fight tooth and nail about someone getting a tiny advantage over someone else. Heaven forbid that your kid gets an undeserved free school lunch and I have to pay full price for mine. That's the sort of thing we fight about while billionaires pick our pockets on a daily basis.

Guess what Americans, you are not all temporarily embarrassed millionaires. You are poor nothings to those who control the real wealth. Upward mobility is thing US is mostly a myth.

Education was supposed to be the great leveler. However, connections mean a lot. A child of wealth will do better with a High School education than a poor kid with a college degree. If the rich kid goes to college, he's that much further ahead.

His first advantage is that it's much easier to get into a college when grandpa built the school one of its wings. If a poor kid and rich kid break the rules, guess who'll get thrown out? Upon graduation the rich kid is debt free and the poor kid has massive student loans. When it comes to getting a job, the rich kid will get one without even having to try. He'll either work for one of the family firms or work for the company of a family friend.

I know I'm generalizing, but that's how things generally go. Rich kids rarely join the military. Nixon and Kissinger used to call soldiers fodder units. We aren't people to them. Something to think about before you fight in a war over oil or resources that keep the wealthy in mansions.

Divide and conquer is an old game. They are deathly afraid of the common man. They've run the numbers. If we ever figure out who's stealing from us we could rub them out.

It's not even about Capitalism or Socialism. It's about basic human rights. Once the Supreme Court ruled that corporations have free speech rights like people, I figured the cat was out of the bag. To the rich, the businesses are much more important than human life.

There are a few very wealthy people who are trying to make the world a better place. They are true human beings. The others are just parasites.

-Sixbears

16 comments:

  1. there are a few names bandied about, like george soros. but he is probably just the iceberg's tip.
    we'll never know who the hidden manipulators are.
    but God knows.

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    1. I guess we all have to face our maker in the end.

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  2. WE ARE ALL EQUAL BEFORE WE ARE BORN AND AFTER WE DIE

    LIFE CAN BE "WTF" TIL WE ARE WISER

    Wildflower

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    1. It's all that stuff in the middle that has my attention right now. :)

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  3. We sure are divided aren't we? Mission accomplished. Excellent post.

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    1. Thank you. To recognize the problem is the start of solving it.

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  4. Hit it out of the park sir - right on target. The only thing needed is the CCR song 'Fortunate Son' played in the background.

    But it isn't completely bad. Americans have a higher standard of living than most of the world. Potable water from faucets - reliable electricital power - supermarkets with all kinds of choices of food. Its no wonder much of the world wants to have a USA address.

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    1. We have to guard our gains from those who'd take them away. Our middle class has been under attack for some time now.

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  5. Yes, George Soros is one heck of a troublemaker in the U.S. & in Europe, funding radical groups in the U.S. who burn down buildings in the ghetto areas, and promoting immigration in Europe, despite the fact that the Muslim immigrants will not assimilate and many of the young men are raping women and children. He lives I believe in East Hampton. No immigrants or black radicals there. Only rich people. I wish they would dump a whole mess of Somali immigrants in East Hampton -- would serve them right.

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    1. They are always isolated from the problems they cause . . . so far.

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  6. Not all rich guys are evil, Sixbears. The great majority of employers are wealthy people. The wealthy people in the US pay nearly all the taxes to fund all of our social programs.

    Sure, there are some scummy rich guys, George Soros being the poster boy of scummy rich guys. Painting rich guys with a broad brush of suspicion, however, is no way to go through life, if you ask me.

    But then again, nobody asks me.

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    1. I didn't say they were all bad. What I'm saying is that we trained to never think about the rich/poor gap and what it means.

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  7. I know what you're meaning, Sixbears, but Fredd has a valid point. My wife had a rich uncle who some folks hated just because he was rich. Most never knew the connection between his death and the local Union Mission closing.

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    1. He wasn't rich by the standards of the truly rich. That tiny percentage of those who control most of the real wealth. These are not the guys who own the local IGA. To the truly rich millions are nothing. The regular local business people, even those who've done really really well are still connected to the local communities. There are rich people who are so wealthy that national boundaries mean nothing to them.

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  8. I'll believe corporations are "people" when Texas executes one of them.

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