Occupy Wall Street: The Rich Strike Back
Its now the fifth week in which folks have been raging against the corrupt financial machine which runs the so called “modern world”.
Occupy Wall Street has grown to such an extent that rich people have finally begun to fight back- defending the system of greed and corruption to which they cling.
A sign displayed in a building window of the Chicago Board of Trade read simply, “We are the 1%”- a cut to the Occupy movement’s “We are the 99%”- denoting the huge gap existing globally between the rich and the poor.
An anonymous tweet shot out by someone who supposedly relays “elevator gossip” at Goldman Scahcs stated, ” A protester sees my Benz, and wants to rip me out of it. A real man sees my car, and wants to work hard so he can buy it one day.”
What the self proclaimed “one percenters” don’t seem to grasp is a certain level of reality which binds and constricts one from ever reaching the pearly gates of greed and selfishness whereby a life of luxury has been procured.
My father was a hard working man for most of his life. He painted houses- and he did a damn good job. Working twelve to sixteen hour days, Dad pulled in just enough for us kids to eat- as well as to have a roof over our heads. I couldn’t imagine the man having worked more so that he could acquire the alluded to Mercedes Benz mentioned in the rich man’s tweet posted above.
In order to attain the luxurious type of lifestyle called into question by many of the Occupy Wall Street protesters, one has to be pretty damn slimy. Somewhere along the way to a life of supreme wealth and so called “happiness”, someone is getting “the cut”- losing their job or going broke.
Simply put, there isn’t an honest way under the sun to acquire millions and millions of dollars.
In an article I had written some time ago, I mentioned the fact that it’s actually impossible for every person in America to be a millionaire. Contrary to the lie force-fed into a kid’s brain whilst sitting in the indoctrination camps that we call public school, the “American Dream” was designed to be inaccessible to whole swaths of the population.
Think about it. There’s only supposed to be so much money in supply, right? And, according to “economics”, the lesser of something there is, the more value that something has. So even if the “hard work” aspect had been dropped from the acquisition of the American Dream and the government just put a million bucks into everybody’s bank account one day, the value of the dollar would inevitably degenerate to such an astronomically low number. In other words, a million dollars simply wouldn’t equate to a million dollars- it’d be more like ten dollars!
The reality of the matter is that you were meant to be poor.
The rich can fight the surging Occupy movement all they’d like, but just as all the signs read, “we are the 99%”- there’s really no stopping such a large percentile that has “had it up to here”.
If history repeats- which it most often times does- and past revolutions are looked upon as “blueprints” for the current insurrectionist push against society’s controllers, then it may just be that the slogan derived from the French Revolution, “off with their heads”, becomes an adopted 21st century practice.