Why do poor and middle class people stick up for the super wealthy?
Grant J. Kidney — Over the past three years, the average family’s net worth collapsed by a factor of over forty percent. I find this statistic one of the more grim of reports to have come out of the mainstream news circuit. But grim nonetheless, such nuggets of truth don’t seem to penetrate too well into the psyches of those who still feel as though ‘trickle down’ economics is the way to go. And this I find extremely puzzling.
They were angry at government, decided to throw a Tea Party
When Ron Paul’s people launched the Tea Party back in 2007, a very well organized protest movement had been birthed into existence. The Tea Party greatly contrasts with Occupy Wall Street in that its intent is to infiltrate government and influence from within. Occupy on the other hand is focused more on bringing attention to the huge gap between rich and poor throughout the world. There is no intention on part of Occupy to play politics- and this is what separates it as a genuine ‘people’s movement’.
At first, many within the Tea Party took a genuine stance against tyranny and corruption. It wasn’t long however until Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and the whole Fox News team co-opted the movement and turned it into what it is today- an activist arm for the rich man.
One of the things Tea Party activists love to do the most is bashing the so called ‘socialists’ inside the halls of government. Boy I wish there were some socialists in government- at least then we’d have some real debates rather than watching as two very similar political parties unilaterally tear the country to pieces!
I’m sure you’ve all seen the signs held up high by Tea Party activists- ‘Don’t tax the rich, please, I’m begging you!’, or ‘Unemployed mother of five for trickle down growth!’ It just boggles my mind how average working class folk could even support such malarkey considering that the very policies they say they are sticking up for have essentially made them all extremely poor and have thus taken them further into tyranny, financial bondage, and servitude.
How many auto mechanics, janitors, and waitresses are members of the Tea Party? Not too sure, but probably a ton.
Capitalism defined: ‘evil, bad, wrong’
The basic premise of capitalist ideology is that the more money in rich people’s pockets, the more they will put back into the system. Hence, ‘taxing rich people prevents growth and leads to economic busts’. But if this is the case, why then has it come out that the ultra rich have stashed over $32 trillion in private, off shore accounts? What’s the matter? Doesn’t the kind and compassionate Bill Gates want to fix all of our roads, bridges, and highways and invest in education? Nah. Why should he? I mean if you had Bill Gates’ level of income, would you really want to dole it out to a bunch of poor people that you don’t even know?
Make no mistake- I am by no means advocating for a socialist form of governance. By this point in history, all of the ‘isms’ have been tried and tested- and only a few have proven to work for but a short length of time. But how weird is it to see poor and working class people with a median income of only $30,000 or so per year, stick up for the super wealthy and promote capitalism over socialism? And this is the case largely seen with the Tea Party.
The 2012 election: sorry, bought and paid for!
In this election cycle, voters will choose between Wall Street puppet #1, Barack Obama, and Wall Street puppet #2, Mittens Romney. Despite the rather silly claim that President Obama’s driving ideology is something akin to the Robin Hood philosophy, the truth is actually the opposite. In other words, Obama doesn’t steal from the rich and distribute evenly and fairly to the poor. Rather, Obama has been caught red handed stealing from the uber poor and funneling their hard earned bank notes straight into the pockets of Wall Street titans.
I mean, did you actually believe for one moment that the wealthiest of forces in this country would leave something as important as the Presidential election up to mere fate? Nope. And that’s why the flow of capital heading into both Obama’s and Romney’s campaigns are coming from identical sources.
Class warfare, the only true struggle
The true war out on the streets is a class war. To deny the reality of 17 million starving children in this country in favor of a fairy tale that it is the ‘new world order socialists’ in charge of everything is an outright deflection. The ‘new world order’ is a corporate-capitalist model that has no place for low wage earners and middle classers. If you’re not raking in astronomical profits every quarter, you are a slave to the new world order. If you’re not tax exempt like General Electric and others, you are a slave to the new world order.
The point of all of this is that the time has come for Joe Sixpack to lay down his arms in defense of corporate empire and to set his crosshairs instead upon the real enemies- the lords of ‘mega wealth’. Stick up for your own family, Joe. Not the wealthiest of families who don’t give two s**ts or a rat’s ass about your wife, your kids, grandma, and the family dog.