We Need Unity
At what point does the greedy, psychotic, unending accumulation of money/resources become a crime?
There will always naturally be a power struggle between the wealthiest 1% and the less wealthy 99%, I’m not for demonizing all rich people – sometimes, people do sincerely deserve more money than other people for their work, dedication, expertise, etc…… but no one “earns” a billion dollars.
If you can create a system or a business through which you alone can accomplish an insane amount of work every day, making many customers very happy, earning ten thousand dollars a day, congratulations – you’ll have $3.65 million by the end of the year if you never spend any of your money, $365 million at the end of your career if you manage to work for 100 years straight.
If you created the same system when you were younger, but failed early on for any reason and can no longer afford new clothes, child care, proper food for energy, health care, and maybe even clean water, etc, it’s possible you won’t be able to afford to obtain even a minimum wage job because at that point, you don’t meet the requirements to get an interview many places.
$365 million …. If you can “earn” $10,000 a day, spending none of your money, working for 100 years —— no weekends or holidays. If you pulled that off, you could celebrate having obtained a very small fraction of what many billionaires have today (once you’re around your current age plus 100).
What did billionaires do to earn more wealth than that, and did they do more than a single parent working low end, incredibly difficult jobs to support a family their entire life? What did the single parent in that scenario fail to do to “earn” the great fortunes available to “anyone willing to work hard in America?”
What can a human being do in their work to “earn” a share of wealth so large that by definition, it creates communities with low quality of life, and inspires enemies with a bloodlust for even the unknowing, uninvolved members of the community all of that money was “earned” from?
So again, at what point does the greedy, psychotic, unending accumulation of resources in itself become a crime?
Sometimes I hear people say “F.D.T.!” with a smile, like that’s some kind of rallying cry.
I’m sure lots of very evil people and organizations are delighted at how much attention is being focused on specific celebrity leaders, as the truly productive and evil people go about their business.
Billionaires (all of them) are a threat to democracy as a concept, a threat to the aspects of capitalism that do us good, and a direct threat to all of our lives and health as we and our brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers continue to suffer and die from preventable diseases and problems every day. It’s important to stay positive though, of course, so we can fight and work. All time is limited and extremely valuable. Every thought and action matters and impacts everything ahead so we’ve got to prioritize, refocus when we’re mad and depressed, not waste time with toxic and/or unimportant thoughts that aren’t benefiting us, make good momentum, scale up and organize our efforts to do good things for communities, and learn other people’s ways of self improvement, learning, success…..everything. If puppy memes help, use em. If shouting in public helps, do it. Stay positive and keep moving up.
Many billionaires would love for people like us to kill ourselves, or do nothing but get high/drunk all the time, sulk in the dark all day every day, stay active in stupid fights about things that don’t actually affect our communities, and generally waste our time and lives………. It would greatly simplify their plans. Imagine their smile in any moment of suicidal thoughts or urges, depression, anxiety, or any moment of laziness. Imagine their suddenly sober face as they watch us fix and reclaim everything they’ve ****** up, as we rejoice in our lovely art, lovely music, and lovely lives. Net worth leaves out your community capital (who would ever want to be kind to you and why?), educational capital (everything you know and can help others learn), and potential available capital (resources you can draw from if needed that you Did Earn but don’t just hold all the time; including defense, medical resources, teams, facilities for producing clean water and healthy food, etc). Net worth is garbage next to what’s real, and what makes a good community. Billionaires are nothing to look up to or praise just for their billionaire-ism.
You, and I, and our families are the job creators.
Remember that s#!t, you hear me? Much love. Peace and greatness to you and yours.