As if we’re the entitled ones because we want a fraction of the wealth we create to be spent on making our lives dignified and comfortable.
You entitled right wing types can’t see a millimeter past your own narcissism and greed.
You don’t think you owe anyone anything, but news flash, you do.
We’re only alive because of each other. The very thoughts in your head are in a language you did not invent. You made very likely nothing in your life. How much stuff in your life says made in China on the underside?
We’re in this together, and as much as you want the toy box of life all to your spoiled self, eventually you’re going to have to grow up and learn to share like a big boy.
You people call us entitled while you parrot talking points penned for you by the biggest parasite class in all of human history.
We’re not buying your bullshit anymore.
If you won’t share your toys with the other children, the adults will take them away. You can try to understand or you can have a tantrum.
Either way, as responsible adults, we’ll treat you with the compassion your toddler mind clearly isn’t yet capable of. Maybe in a couple decades you’ll be an adult, or maybe you’ll self destruct before then despite our best efforts.
But unlike you, I welcome you to the human family and wish you a better time than I had, even if some of my tax money pays for it. Because that’s the adult thing to do. The right thing.
Even obnoxious children deserve a better future.
They say we’re generous with other people’s money and that we just want free stuff. Well, apparently it’s equally easy to be greedy with other people’s money. Where do you think the 1%’s massive wealth came from?
You’re buying into the lie. Wealth extraction is not wealth creation. Your masters aren’t even job creators. As if working to death to make money for them is a privilege in the first place. But no they can’t even share that much.
Trickle down is a lie. The 1% is a bloated tick on the economy of humanity. Wall Street is a fraudulent casino where the losses are paid for in public blood. And congress is its inept gridlocked public relations division.
They say we just want free stuff. But no one believes that lie. Not even you. Do you think they’ll reward you for being a good little drone just because you repeat the lie?
This isn’t about free anything, it’s about getting some say over how all that money the 1% stole from us is spent.
We’re not even going to take what you’ve already got. We’re just going to limit how much more you can take.
No more subsidies, no more tax loopholes, no more high frequency trading without a tax, no more banks big enough to hold the global economy hostage, no more off shore tax havens, no more revolving door appointments, no more 76,000% return on lobbying investment, no more purchased elections, no more immunity for executives, no more stolen pensions, no more lead in the water, no more pretending the ocean isn’t rising, no more bombing random countries for a stock bump.
Your time has ended.
Does that look free to you?
We already paid for everything we’re demanding, and frankly you fops can never pay us back for the lives your greed has already destroyed and ended.
You’re getting off easy with peaceful reform.
We’re unrigging the system. And you should thank us for saving you from your own greed. Because I assure you, you’d like the alternative even less.
You have a very simple choice and I’ll explain it with someone else’s words.
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~JFK
Some whine about the violence implied and to them I say, playing the victim now? I didn’t even know crocodiles had tear ducts.
The ones in favor of an entire economy built on extortion playing the victim card. Because mah profits.
Have you ever looked at history? Do you know what usually happens when wealth concentrates like this?
Your masters are literally killing us by the tens of thousand ever year, at least. And you have the pampered balls to whine about threats.
What a laugh coming from a social Darwinist tough guy. Where’s that fitness now? Already looking for someone to tattle to?
Your masters have made it clear they’ll never stop. They’re like the lunatics in Dr Strangelove worrying about a mine shaft gap.
Even if we were literally their slaves they’d still obsess over ways to spend less and make more till the sun ran out of hydrogen.
They will not stop until stopped. That is blatantly obvious. They could have switched over to nuclear power decades ago and halted all greenhouse gas production. France showed the world how it’s done. But they are too lazy and spoiled and above all pathologically greedy.
There’s two ways to stop them. One is peaceful and political.
The other? Well, assuming people will not be slaves and yet we continue down this path of making substantive reform a fantasy, I ask you, what’s the outcome?
What would you do to avoid having 20 years of your life cut off because some patent holder decided you weren’t profitable enough to live?
Would you peacefully watch your child die to protect stock growth this quarter?
Don’t act like I’m being violent. And don’t act like you’re tough. You people are cowards. Intellectual terror is your defining trait. That’s why your masters imprison more people than China. That’s why they spend more on the war machine than the bulk of the planet combined. That’s why they live in gated communities defended by private security companies. That’s why they arm their racist shock troop police like a literal army and send them to ring and mace every protest into silence. That’s why they tap our phones and amass enough data on us to make the Stasi look bored and sloppy.
They know the alternative and they know they can’t stop themselves. Avoiding violence is our goal. Not yours, and not theirs.
Bernie Sanders is a democratic socialist. He believes that our current economic system isn’t doing enough for poor and middle-class Americans and that democratic change is needed to create a more fair and just America. But this isn’t radical or scary! Many of the programs instituted by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson that we take for granted today — such as Medicare, the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, and Social Security — can be considered socialist programs.
In this analysis, I’d like to focus on one of the directions that conservatism has gone a-wandering. But note first: I’ll try to do this without taking a single position that could fairly be called even slightly left-of center – by the old standards at least. My entire critique will be from what used to be a completely conservative perspective. You’ll know this by the historical figure whom I cite above all others.
About $59 billion is spent on traditional social welfare programs. $92 billion is spent on corporate subsidies. So, the government spent 50% more on corporate welfare than it did on food stamps and housing assistance in 2006.
Extremely informative and eternally relevant documentaries on the science and application of crowd based volition manipulation first called propaganda and later rebranded as “public relations.”
Important context about the philosophical root of conservatism which is the worship of money above all else.
The money for Sanders’ platform can easily come from eliminating the costliest entitlement programs for the top 1 percent and multinational corporations. Here’s a breakdown of the most superfluous giveaways to the rich and how much they cost the rest of us: