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The New American Aristocracy

"Money is not the root of all evil…ignorance is the root of all evil. People do cruel and foolish things for money because they feel oppressed by a sense of lack…”

Alan Cohen

If the rich would be kings…

They should by start acting like nobility.

Back in medieval times, there was a concept called Noblesse Oblige.  Back then it was taken for granted that a monarch was responsible for the welfare of his subjects.  Their quality of life was a direct reflection on his ability to rule.

While the life of medieval surf wasn’t pleasant, and very demanding, peasants knew in times of famine, war, and local disputes…they could come to their liege for assistance and protection.

And now, while the wealthy in America may be living like kings; they sure aren’t acting like them.   

It’s interesting to note that 1% of our country’s population owns 90% of its wealth.  And this massive disparity is getting more pronounced every year.  It wouldn’t be that bad if the wealthy were looking out for their fellow man…but, unfortunately, they seem more interested in increasing their wealth.

"Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow."

– Thornton Wilder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the Bush tax cuts about to expire, the wealthy that have been using lobbyist and financing political campaigns are seeing to it that they don’t have to help their common man.  Even though our Country’s current financial crisis was caused by the selfish and misanthropic upper class.

While the wars overseas have drained our country’s coffers…it’s the tax cuts that have caused our deficit to balloon out of control.  While Republicans are chanting their mantra of cutting off funding for programs that the poor and middle class rely on (the other 90% of our country), America inches ever closer to revolution

While our nation’s leaders and financial pundits alike, continue to tell us we are only in a temporary recession, the disparity of income from the upper and lower class is as pronounced as it was during our world’s last financial crisis: the great depression.  And when you look at the big picture, and factor in the global economy, it becomes disturbingly apparent that the financial roller coaster hasn’t stopped.  That we are in fact in a financial free fall that will lead to an economic disaster far greater than the last great depression.

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When Kings don’t treat their subjects well, eventually, a revolution will follow.

 

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