Saturday, May 14, 2011

Red Herrings

At what point can we say that a person has accumulated such an obscene amount of money that they are actually hurting the economy by taking that money out of circulation? When 1% of the population controls almost half the wealth, doesn't it stand to reason that the economy will suffer as a result?

How much of the nation's money goes in the pockets of CEOs who care nothing about the economy, but are only out to grab as much as possible for themselves? How much of our education budget is tied up in ridiculous administration costs? How much of the cost of our medical care goes straight in the pockets of an insurance company CEO? How much of what we pay for food goes into the pocket of some executive instead of into the pocket of the farmer?

Wouldn't it be better for the economy if that money went to the person actually providing the service, rather than some middle man who has nothing to do with it?

We're living in frightening times. With the divide between the rich and the middle class growing ever wider, I would not be surprised to see a civil war in my lifetime. We have the chance to change our fates right now, but I'm not sure that we will. I think that by the time people realize what's really going on, it will be too late, and revolution will be the only way to make any changes.

Why are we letting such a minority control our economy? Why aren't we standing up as a people and saying "enough is enough"? We outnumber them! How is this happening?

Well, it's all about the red herrings. This is the biggest threat to America that we've seen since the Great Depression, and everyone is allowing themselves to be distracted.

OMG GAYS MIGHT GET MARRIED.

OMG POOR PEOPLE MIGHT GET HEALTH CARE.

OMG THE PRESIDENT IS A FOREIGNER.

OMG IMMIGRANTS ARE TAKING OUR JOBS.

WE CAN'T ALLOW THAT!

When are we going to wake up and see past all these red herrings and realize what's really going on in this country? The very rich want you to be distracted by public health care, gun control, gay rights, abortion, etc. Because if you're so busy worrying about all that nonsense, you'll never have a chance to realize that you've spent your life working at a job you hate for peanuts, a slave to a credit card company, with no hope of making a better life for yourself or your children.

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