Saturday, October 4, 2014

Haves and Have Nots


“We have never been a nation of Haves and Have-Nots. We are a nation of Haves and Soon-to-Have.” Sen Marco Rubio R - Florida 


No. No, we are not.


We are a nation of a very few Haves . . . 


Bootlicking enablers to the Haves . . .


Have-Nots who believe they would be Haves but cannot be Haves because the Haves don’t have enough . . .


Have-Nots who are fully aware they are Have-Nevers and are trying to survive in the parameters manufactured by the Haves . . .


Some pissed off Have-Nots who don’t want to be Haves but who do have some concept of equality and basic human rights 


and don’t believe a fleet of personal jets should be compensation for bilking the majority of Americans out of retirement. . . 


And of course other Have-Nots in various stages of Not Having. 


For all the Soon-to-Haves, in the very unlikely event that you would be reading this . . . 



This not going to be you and not just because Tom Perkins is a really horrible person. I am sure you are lovely. 


This is more likely to be you. 



This might be you and you might think you are an actual Have. You are not. 



Doubt me? 


Ask the Koch brothers to lunch and see if they treat you like a Have.




Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution.



And so I have a message for my fellow filthy rich, for all of us who live in our gated bubble worlds: Wake up, people. It won’t last.



If we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us. No society can sustain this kind of rising inequality.
In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. 



You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. 



Or an uprising.

4 comments :

Now Am Found! said...

absolutely totally agree with you! well said! and well memed too!

marchmatron said...

Thank you for commenting! It makes me so happy that someone reads this stuff.

thedevilcorp said...

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marchmatron said...

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