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Mon Jan 16, 2012, 08:40 PM

Why I hate the rich...

Why I hate the rich
Posted by undergroundpanther in General Discussion
Fri Oct 28th 2011, 06:49 PM
On top of the pathological levels of sociopathic indifference they have twords the pain of others,the horrors they perpetrate against others,against the environment and everything else that exists. Despite the fact they want to OWN and CONTROL the world and if they cannot have it all that they'll make damn sure nothing else can live on/in it either. Even regardless of that zero sum ass holiness bullshit they foist upon everyone by hanging price tags on everything but themselves, to make us all pay the rich MORE..Despite their attempts to own or destroy the commons.On top of their systemic abuse of this entire nation cradle to grave. Or the intrusions their fucking companies make into our lives,and the petulant demands found in all levels of the hierarchy they whip into submission via lies,debt and free market bullshit,and the damage to our collective well being that is done to make sure the rich shall never do without a desire unmet,..

I hate them for even more,

They get to have have time,
Most people have NO time because they have been taught they must PAY to EXIST.So they must run to work and to work,school,home eat fast,go to bed late,get up early to get back to work,because wages are 1970's wages and costs have gone far past the 1070's prices.
The rich don't only get time,they have meaningful time, time to enjoy art,theatre and music,time to go socialize in a pleasant place,(Like huge homes with everything you could want in there,money to entertain and be entertained,and country clubs),without being hassled by mall cops or sales people demanding they BUY something to occupy the space. The rich live in ESTABLISHED neighborhoods not atomized suburbs.They can develop a social life.A social life is built up by having free time to enjoy being around others,do fun or interesting things,have a meaningful relationships.The RICH have made sure many of us are so alone.
http://club2.psychologies.co.uk/self/the-l... /

I hate the rich they always have the means to go places I will NEVER EVER see.They are never without transportation,food,medicine, heat.They aren't late on bills,they have a never ending supply,so it is NOTHING to them and because of the disgusting wealth they have they will NEVER be haunted by debt.

The rich get to go to quality schools with low teacher to student ratios that have time to challenge them if they are smart and the motive to pass them if they are not.. The school I went to besides being a hellhole bored me to death.And because bullies took their toll on me unfettered by teachers trying to manage 40+ kids in a class, I never got to aspire to anything, I was too busy trying to survive abuse everyday .That took away my dreams for the future in about the 5th grade. My school never bothered to notice there was something terribly wrong in the school they were obeying some "higher authority" and brown nosing some rich pigs in high places..But if a rich kid if he ever set foot in a public school to begin with ever suffered a bully's cruelty that would have been attended to pronto,a rich kid with political ties in a situation like I faced would have had the entire school bending over backward and sacrificing who knows how many poor students dreams to please those rich connected parents holding power by the purse..

I hate the rich because they never feel the faceless cruelty of poverty,and they are so removed from the consequences of their lifestyles and greed they can see people like you and I as cattle,as disposable,as inferiors.. and they can deem the homeless as lazy .The rich can pretend the homeless want to be homeless,and that they deserve to suffer,for the rich won't suffer one bit,they will sleep at night regardless of how the 99% lives. The rich sleep in the best of beds in the softest of linens,security watching over them like surrogate parents.

The rich,they never have to do without anything or do anything they don't want to do once they are adults,.They have soft perfect hands because the rich have staff to cook the food,wash the dishes.They won't fuck up the budget because they have top notch professionals to manage the paperwork,manage their fucking companies for them,workers to make or do the jobs,as they see the money pour in like never ending manna from heaven. The rich never even have to manage the hassles in maintaining their lives. No budget to speak of,health care,and all the other really insane time occupying BULLSHIT that the 95% of us deal with day in day out (Like repeating over and over your name/dress/date of birth etc. to a fucking machine,or going up a phone tree trying to put you off,to get a number to call to go up ANOTHER damn phone tree until you find the person that can really fix your reason you called.They don't have to worry about forgetting to go wait in line for 3 hours at the DMV to get a little fucking sticker,with 2011,12,13..on it to put on a corner of a license plate to avoid being charged 70 or 80 bucks,or waiting in a ten mile line at a store.They hire people for pennies to do those unsavory tasks.And should that peasant forget to do that task,they can have fun firing them,and that 80 buck fee won't even be noticed.An 80 buck fee over a stupid sticker for many of us might mean no food next week.

I hate the rich because THEY get their organic pure healthy meals DELIVERED to their kitchens where staff cooks it up into beautiful culinary delights.A dinner of mac'n'cheese and tuna mixed in it isn't a culinary delight.It's survival.
A dinner out for the rich can cost 1,000 bucks a shot,a dinner out for me is panera or chinese once a while.

I hate the rich because they'll never experience trying to stay dry in a storm at a bus stop with no shelter hoping the lightening does not hit YOU today.The rich think public transportation is a waste of money,because to the rich it IS. They never need to take it,their drivers are always on call..or they could just take the new benz for a ride.
They'll never have to do the laundry,mow the most stupid thing on earth, the lawn. They'll NEVER be forced to tolerate being in our presence very long,but somehow despite their callous and cruelty aimed at us they get people like us to fawn over them to,cover their ass,and they never ever are called out for being the wastes of skin they really ARE.They never go to REAL jail or have to admit their child is a fucking bully.Why? Why do the rich deserve such velvet glove treatment from the 99% Is it because they have hired other people to make your life more miserable than they've already made it?Why do you never tell them,fuck you I'm not paying you one more dime..because you are aware the pigs will come with guns and take you away? fear losing necessities of life like heat,food medicine to mitigate the damage of pollution on your body,or stress of living in the empire built of exploitation and abuse only they the 1% ever truly enjoy, because it is designed to make you do what the rich don't want to do?

Their houses are beautiful refuges, places they want to live in,and they give the rich a sense of security we wish we could have too. Because they are rich their housing security will never be threatened by a bully landlord, taken away due to taxes they can't pay, or foreclosed by a fucking BANK,unless they want to dispose of it.They'll never have to live next to a abandoned property with boarded up windows and half dead crackheads inside screaming,and guns a blazing all night,or hear some desperate couple that were once so in love tear each other's hearts apart over debt unable to ask what are we gonna do? So terrorized and frustrated by the demands of those with too much money and control operating through a faceless thief called a bank.. The rich,their places to live are THEIRS they will never be evicted.The rich people's houses, all of them,are NEVER left un-repaired from lack of money to fix them. But in poor neighborhoods there is no money and no one that fixes it.The rich can have whatever pets they want,who's gonna tell them they can't have a cat in their own home? But the rich can demand in that special faceless and cold way a desperately lonely and heartbroken person they can't have a cat.No cat for you,poor, to love and purr against your touch starved skin,it's in a lease,break it and you are not only left without a sweet furry face that loves you,you are now without the cat,you are homeless,and still desperately lonely & heartbroken.

And if the rich feel a teeny bit stressed they can call a chauffeur and go to a spa and get massages and have a wonderful meal,go home and cry to their ever attentive staff or go do yoga with a private physical therapist, or go to a PRIVATE shrink who does not have to report,as in fork over everything you said in your "private"therapy sessions to the insurance companies or the state.

I hate the rich because the rich will NEVER be treated like I have been,despite stress bad enough to destroy me.I was depressed threatening nothing,not even speaking loud,I answered the questions,But despite EMT's saying I was ok,and my own counselor, the pigs handcuffed,frogmarched me out of my house and forced me into the back of a squad car with lights and all.I was laying down in the back seat due to a broken knee,the hand cuffs were digging into my the wrists,and I despite being called ok by my counselor and the EMT's I was delivered to a ER scared wondering if I was gonna be sent away.I went though this Because the rich people, are skeered by people who are poor or suffering,and because they encourage reporters to spread this bigoted shit about mental illness and PTSD through the news.Where the 'middle class' hears it over and over gets spooked and I get to be assumed to be DAAAAaangerous,for being so damn sad inside. WTF!? Imagine if a senator's adult son,or a koch brother's niece was treated that way,I bet heads would roll and backs will bend into pretzels to appease such barbarity..The story of that poor man might run on faux news for a week.And all those letters and prayers pouring in from the stupid republican sheep to soothe his tiny troubled heart.

All this happened because because a program that is part of the mental health services for this county has to obey selfish stupid corrupt ass-wipes,in congress falling over themselves to obey wishes of those who are stinking RICH,commanding they cut costs,to enrich themselves,so since congress doesn't want their asses pinched they pass it to the states,The state not wanting to stop sucking the ass of BUsiNESS,and blowing money on highways,instead leave it to the counties to cut the social safety net.The counties upper crusties don't want to feel a pinch so they cut the poor, the rich think we are just cattle and we can't do anything to stop them.So the social safety net is cut more and more so the rich NEVER have to face the fact the greedy create the needy,So the county has to give money to"job creators" to appease the middle class. So the county finds it cost effective cutting funds available to MY county and those cuts made mental health caseworkers working for the county/state take on client loads so huge, they have no time to go visit clients in crisis and help clients in crisis they are hired to help out of a crisis.

I hate the rich because they are NOT at all better quality of people than I am.Not one iota more deserving,fortunate or hardworking or even noble than I or you,yet they get treated as if they were..

I hate them because they assume we should suffer more so THEY never have to suffer at all.
They get to live in a beautiful world because ours is so terrible to endure.

I HATE THE RICH.Why? Because they make me Suffer so they never will have to!!

The 1% ARE the source of 99% of the PROBLEMS the 99% suffer through!

I have -0% pity for the rich.

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undergroundpanther Jan 2012 OP
Lucky Luciano Jan 2012 #1
Nye Bevan Jan 2012 #2
Zalatix Jan 2012 #3
nobodyspecial Jan 2012 #4
Kalidurga Jan 2012 #5
Igel Jan 2012 #18
JI7 Jan 2012 #6
Neoma Jan 2012 #7
Chico Man Jan 2012 #8
greytdemocrat Jan 2012 #9
villager Jan 2012 #10
greytdemocrat Jan 2012 #11
villager Jan 2012 #15
greytdemocrat Jan 2012 #16
petronius Jan 2012 #12
greytdemocrat Jan 2012 #17
Obamanaut Jan 2012 #19
hack89 Jan 2012 #13
white_wolf Jan 2012 #21
Major Nikon Jan 2012 #22
theAntiRand Jan 2012 #24
Union Scribe Jan 2012 #25
hack89 Jan 2012 #27
WillyT Jan 2012 #45
Raine Jan 2012 #40
Donald Ian Rankin Jan 2012 #41
treestar Jan 2012 #42
unkachuck Jan 2012 #14
cherokeeprogressive Jan 2012 #20
L0oniX Jan 2012 #49
theAntiRand Jan 2012 #23
Union Scribe Jan 2012 #26
eridani Jan 2012 #28
ret5hd Jan 2012 #29
Jean V. Dubois Jan 2012 #30
fascisthunter Jan 2012 #39
spanone Jan 2012 #31
Populist_Prole Jan 2012 #32
badtoworse Jan 2012 #33
yawnmaster Jan 2012 #34
Donald Ian Rankin Jan 2012 #35
fascisthunter Jan 2012 #38
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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 08:46 PM

1. oh boy...

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 08:48 PM

2. You hate Alan Grayson and Nancy Pelosi? (nt)

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 08:49 PM

3. Substitute 'rich' with 'plutocrats' n/t

 

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 08:56 PM

4. I truly hope that you get the help

that you desperately need.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 08:58 PM

5. Very well put..

should be required reading. Here it is preaching to the choir, so to speak. Still very eloquent and well said. Unfortunately the people that need to read and understand this never will.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 10:36 PM

18. I know a lot of people that fit most of the OP's description.

None of them make more than $150k/year.

Not one.

I spent time "socializing" Saturday night. Went over a church friend's house, played dominoes. Somehow didn't notice the lack of $1000 meals or any catering. They'd have made all of us uncomfortable.

Yet it was in a well established neighborhood, by a family that could pay the taxes and even afford to feed my family nutritious food for dinner. Nothing complicated: potatoes au gratin, fried chicken, dirty rice, whole-grain bread. Tasty and simple.

They sent their six kids to good public schools. Their kids got a good education, not because the schools were good (that's a fairly meaningless phrase) but because they were good students. They had parents to motivate them. They realized there was a reason in their education. So they studied. (Class size? My class size was over 30 when I was in school. I'm ABD in an esoteric field. The teachers supported me when I had something to work on, but the motivation had to come from me. The kids who weren't motivated to do well in school didn't have their motivation removed--good luck with that--they were never provided with any.)

They were safe and secure in their jobs, in their neighborhood. But "rich"? If we want to say *they're* rich, then we've set the bar really low. Then again, the OP has some really bad stereotypes of the rich. The ostentatious, really rich folk might do the kind of stuff the OP describes, but most of them (at least the ones I met) wouldn't. It's helpful to dehumanize and demonize those you already hate--we tend to need to build our enemies into something that's properly hated.

Then again, $1000 a plate dinners are the stuff of presidential fundraisers.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 09:00 PM

6. i didn't read any of that, but how about those who aren't rich who support

policies that do mostly benefit the wealthy and corporations ?

in my personal encounters with people it's usually the 99 percent and usually towards the mid-lower end on that and there are many who talk trash about homeless and complain about welfare and other shit.

but you also have people like mentioned above Grayson, FDR was 1 percent. Warren Buffet is one of the biggest supporters of a more fair system.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 09:03 PM

7. Reminds me of the book, The Devil Wears Prada.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 09:18 PM

8. Pain is pain

Rich, poor, or somewhere in between..

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 09:18 PM

9. Haven't you posted this screed before??? n/t

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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 09:26 PM

10. Haven't you posted this snarky reply before??? n/t

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Response to villager (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 09:49 PM

11. You think a post like hers is healthy??? Really??? n/t

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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 10:05 PM

15. And a demeaning reply like yours adds to the discourse... how, exactly?

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Response to villager (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 10:15 PM

16. Simple really.

It shows everyone here doesn't agree with her and her positions.

This lady, in my view, clearly needs help. Do you have a problem with that?

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Response to greytdemocrat (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 09:56 PM

12. Excellent sleuthery, Sherlock! What tipped you off?

Was it the date and time at the top of the post? Or would your finely-tuned investigative sense spurn such an obvious clue?

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Response to petronius (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 10:17 PM

17. Why would someone feel the need to repost that??? n/t

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 10:00 PM

13. Sounds like "jealous" is the true operative word. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 01:10 AM

21. I can't count how many times I've heard right wing libertarians use that line.

They claim they everyone who dares call them out on their sociopathy is simply envious of their success. Well, I'll tell you the same thing I've told them: That's bullshit, just like all right wing talking points.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 01:56 AM

22. In some cases it's quite true

It's more than just a bit ridiculous to lump all "rich" people in one big pile and say you hate them all. The OP reeks of jealousy and it plays right into the "talking points" of those who would claim most on the left hate all rich people. Reality is in between which is very few on the left hate all "rich" people for irrational reasons, and some "rich" people deserve to be hated.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 05:19 AM

24. How is this legitimate?

 

I hate the rich because THEY get their organic pure healthy meals DELIVERED to their kitchens where staff cooks it up into beautiful culinary delights.A dinner of mac'n'cheese and tuna mixed in it isn't a culinary delight.It's survival.
A dinner out for the rich can cost 1,000 bucks a shot,a dinner out for me is panera or chinese once a while.


And remember, he hates and has 0 remorse for thousands of people because of this.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 05:39 AM

25. Agreed.

It'd be like saying someone whose house is in foreclosure is jealous of their banker's house. It misses the point by a mile and blames the victim.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 07:07 AM

27. Well, whines like this deserve condemnation from us liberals too. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 11:12 PM

45. Liberals Like You...









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Response to white_wolf (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 09:26 PM

40. That doesn't mean it isn't true

jealousy is jealousy. It doesn't matter what side of the political spectrum you're on, it's an ugly thing.

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #21)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 09:31 PM

41. It's not true of most left-wingers; it clearly is true of the OP.

The OP is very much a bad right-wing caricature of left-wing opiniond.

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Response to hack89 (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 09:41 PM

42. Why wouldn't that be normal?

If you are really not able to pay the rent, in desperate circumstances, unemployed, why wouldn't it be normal to envy people who don't have those problems?

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Mon Jan 16, 2012, 10:02 PM

14. K&R....n/t

 

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 12:59 AM

20. I bet if YOU were rich, you wouldn't hate them. n/t

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 09:07 PM

49. Yea ...and if I were a murderer I'd have no problem with other murderers ....pffft

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 05:17 AM

23. It was envy then, and is still envy now

 

When you're basically saying "I can't afford it, so they shouldn't have it either," you've lost all credibility.

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Response to theAntiRand (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 05:41 AM

26. When was "then"?

Some time in the ten days you've been here?

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 07:10 AM

28. The gut reaction is understandable, however

--quite a few of the 1% object to this level of inequality on ethical grounds, and some are attempting to change it.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 09:02 AM

29. I agree with you...even if nobody else here does, judging from the responses.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 06:25 PM

30. On the subject of whining:

 



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Response to Jean V. Dubois (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 09:18 PM

39. but it isn't whining... it's a truth buried within the majority of this country

you know, those who aren't rich. Trust me... I'm not well to do, and most hate the rich. I think DU is made up mainly of well-to-do folks who are afraid to get it.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 06:41 PM

31. b r o a d b r u s h s t r o k e s

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 08:10 PM

33. You really need to lighten up and get some help

The jealousy and envy are eating you up and life is too short for that.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 08:27 PM

34. In my opinion, the majority of this essay comes across as hate due to envy...

I hate because they don't suffer...
I hate because they do this...
I hate because they get to eat this...
etc.. nothing directly affecting the writer.

Now on the other hand, the one line at the end,
"...Why? Because they make me Suffer so they never will have to!!"
that is a direct affect to the writer and might be an explanation for hate, other than envy.
One may be able to pull out other direct affects, but the feel, to me, is definitely an "I hate because I envy", fell, whether or not it is true.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 09:01 PM

35. Thankfully, people like you are a small minority.


You are a right-winger's wet dream of what a left-winger ought to be.

Thankfully, most left-wingers are not like you.

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Response to Donald Ian Rankin (Reply #35)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 09:15 PM

38. it's not left wingers... it's everyday people

and most rich people do not have a clue as to how hated they are. You think people do not know they poverty and struggle makes their life of leisure possible? Oh they know, and come from all backgrounds... they are the majority.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 09:04 PM

36. That's a heapin' pile o' hate ya got there.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 09:13 PM

37. I Agree with Your Sentiment. It is Justified...

yet they will trivialize it to deal with a scary reality. They are hated more than they all realize. They are very fortunate.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 10:53 PM

43. Stereotypes and sweeping generalizations wrapped in envy fuel your hate

You should take your cues from occupy. Occupy is clear about not hating the 1%. Occupy is against policies that benefit the 1% at the expense of the 99%.

Hating the caricature you have created about this 'other' does no one any good, starting with yourself.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 11:06 PM

44. The rich don't even know you exist and wouldn't care if they did..

To them you are less than the imported Himalayan dirt beneath their Guccis, they wouldn't deign to trickle down on you if you were on fire.

They aren't worthy of your emotional investment in hating them.

To quote Elvis Costello, I used to be disgusted now I try to be amused.

Laughter is indeed the best medicine for the soul.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 08:33 PM

46. Rage



You



How you make Fluttershy feel

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 08:52 PM

47. Try some yoga,long walks,mediation. Anything that will help,and you

might want to take some of your own advice as seen in this OP.

http://upload.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102x32336#32336

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 09:00 PM

48. I truly sympathize with you ma'am, but......

I just don't buy into the "all rich people are evil" stuff. Most of the plutocrats are assholes, yeah. But there's still some decent wealthy folks out there who are on our side. Please don't forget that.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 09:09 PM

50. Unfortunatly people don't discuss things relating to the topic on DU anymore.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 09:09 PM

51. I don't hate the rich. I don't like the power that money wields in our society

and government.

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Response to undergroundpanther (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2012, 10:07 PM

52. I don't agree with you.

Many people who are now rich were poor at one time.

You wrote; "I hate the rich because they'll never experience trying to stay dry in a storm at a bus stop with no shelter hoping the lightening does not hit YOU today.The rich think public transportation is a waste of money,because to the rich it IS".

Many of us had to ride the bus, walk, ride a bike in freezing weather etc to get where we needed to be. Many of us don't anymore.

I had a boyfriend in England. He was from Belfast and when he was a boy, his family moved to England.

They didn't own a car and their house had no indoor bathroom. We spent a lot of time at bus stops, in the freezing weather...or walking miles to save fare. He had a 9th grade education.

When he was 20 yrs old, he and his dad saved up and bought an old car. That was 40 years ago. Now he has a collection of cars..including a Bentley and a Aston Martin. Homes in different countries. He worked hard, built up a business the old fashioned way. People love to work at his company. He's well respected and very rich.

You are wrong in the above quote.

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Tue May 27, 2014, 04:19 PM

53. I agree and here is why..

I don't hate rich people for being rich, I hate them for letting their obese wealth turn them into Narcissistic, un empathetic, unsympathetic, selfish, self-righteous Humanoids, not to mention the fact that it Could have something to do with the way America’s economy has grown out of recession for the past seven years, but the vast majority of that growth has gone to the wealthy instead of working people? So why bust your A$$ on the job to only get nowhere, That is why the impoverished numbers in America are growing! It Could have to do with the fact that the stock market has increased vastly since 2007, but wages have not only stagnated, they’ve declined substantially relative to 1970 levels? It Could have to do with the alleged collusion between the chief executives of Silicon Valley’s largest companies — Google, Apple, Intel, and
Adobe — to keep salaries down by not “poaching” employees from one another, as you’d ordinarily be able to do in a free market? It Could have to do with the fact that a spate of young, venture-funded entrepreneurs have taken to publishing openly their disgust and distaste for those less fortunate than they are? Or that wealthy tech company founders and VCs have chosen to spend their money on massive, ego-massaging projects with little public benefit, like yachts and America’s Cup races, while complaining about every attempt to put some reasonable reinvestment into the government-funded infrastructures from which they have benefited since day one? So if the rich in Amorica want something creative to do with their money, how about
taking it throwing it into a big pile on their bed, light it on fire and jump in.

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