"It is NOT about wealth-envy!!!"
The DUmmies have pennies envy. And dimes envy. And dollars envy. Only, they are in denial about it, big-time. Witness this THREAD by DUmmie Fantastic Anarchist, "It is NOT about wealth-envy!!!"
Methinks DUmmie Fantastic Anarchist doth protest too much! About the wealth envy, I mean. I don't know if DUmmie Fantastic Anarchist doth protest at all, in terms of actually showing up at Occupy protests. Maybe he's pulling a Pitt and protesting from the comfort of his recliner. (BTW, the countdown to Wee Willie's 40th birthday continues. We are now down to about 56 business hours till Wednesday.)
Anyhoo, we now join the DUmmies as they deny they want our dineros, in Bolshevik Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, wondering what Pitt wants for his birthday, is in the [brackets]:
It is NOT about wealth-envy!!!
[Meaning, It's about wealth envy.]
It is about not letting them have exclusive control to the levers of power.
[THEM! It's those lousy Them again!]
It's really all that simple.
[Thank you, DUmmie Fantastic Anarchist, for that most satisfying explanation. Now let's see what your fellow wealth-eschewers have to say . . .]
If anything, it's exactly opposite... our horror at their spending, at our expense.
[This, coming from a Democrat. Taste the irony.]
wealth envy is what they have so naturally they're projecting it on us. Because they want us to envy them their wealth which to them is god. See, it's always about them.
We DO envy them. Most of us, anyways, I think. I wish I had more money. I wish I had more toys.
[Diogenes, your search is over. I have found an honest DUmmie.]
There is nothing wrong with that. It's part of what propelled us to walk on two legs in the first place.
[William Pitt must be far advanced. He can walk on three legs:]
It's not envy if all you want is for everyone to live a comfortable lifestyle.
[Without having to work hard for it.]
Anyone who "needs" more than $6K per month to survive is a parasite on all of us.
[WE'LL determine how much people can earn! And 72G is IT!]
Depends on where you live. New York is more expensive than St. Louis.
[Out here in St. Louis, we're still on the barter system, fur traders and such.]
You know what? I make more than $6K a month.
[ONE-PERCENTER! EVIL RICH PERSON! D*MN YOU! GET OFF THIS BOARD!!]
I use that money to support myself, my wife, three children and a grandchild.
[No fair! What about the rest of us? We have a right to your money!!]
It allows us to have a safe place to live, food, clothing, transportation and education.
[Yeah, right! A gated McMansion, caviar on a stick, fur stoles, a big yacht, and some ivy-covered frat house!]
So take your talk about parasites and put it somewhere uncomfortable.
[Up your nose with a protozoa!]
It's not about that. It's about access to power.
[DUmmie Fantastic Anarchist is still in denial.]
I don't really envy them their mansions and personal possessions and toys.
[Their iPads and their 72-inch televisions and nice stereo equipment and Napa Valley wines and trips to Europe and skiing in Vail and LYING ON THE BEACH IN THE BAHAMAS IN JANUARY, D*MMIT, AND-- oops, got a little carried away there for a moment. NO, I DON'T ENVY THOSE RICH B*ST*RDS AT ALL!!!]
they don't realize that while they're busy stealing the nation's resources and wealth, that by itself makes some people poor. They don't realize when they take, someone has to give.
Oh I do think they realize that. They know exactly who they are taking from. "Shared" sacrifice proves that they know.
[Those Them They Themsters, They!!]
[= -1 for somebody else! GRRR!]
They can have all the money they think they need; just quit running my life. Which is what they really want - it is why they want the money.
[That's it! My secret's out. I really want to run DUmmie treestar's life. It is the reason I pull on my pants in the morning.]
When they have enough, they could just stop and take a trip around the world - enjoy it - but they don't.
[No, they come to treestar's house and run his life!]
Why would I envy a money-hoarder...any more than I envy the old lady with the 137 cats, or the old fart who has 350 wrecked cars in his pasture?
[72G can buy a lot of things, more than 137 cats can.]
The county can... and does... limit the number of cats you can have beyond reasonable norms. The government should limit the amount of money you have beyond reasonable norms.
[136 cats, 71G, those are the upper limits now.]
Unfortunately, that sounds like 'socialism' or even 'communism' to most people.
[You got a problem with that? What are you, some kind of cat hoarder?]
Say, any amount of money over a certain limit would need to be invested in creating a company (jobs) or in donations to a cause of your choice.
[How about the cause of me and my family? How about the cause of you staying out of my business?]
Otherwise, it simply reverts to the government to do what it wants.
[How can it "revert" to the government, when it never "verted" from the government in the first place?]
On the other hand, most people would never aspire to taking in more money than they need, to avoid this limit, and progress (from private enterprise) would grind to a halt, and we would be left to the government to decide more than they do now.
[DUH! Brilliant, Einstein! You are now on the road to becoming a conservative! Baby steps.]
This whole sh*tstorm is about power-consolidation by the elite. Thanks to the reification and fetishizing of money, the accumulation of money has become identical with the accumulation of power, so (richer == more powerful) and (more powerful == richer).
[benburch fetishizes money. He once married a roll of quarters.]
They're the proverbial hamster on the wheel; attain more money to attain more power to attain more money to attain more power - ad nauseaum.
[ben also was married to a hamster.]
Sure it is [about wealth envy]. That's why some people are talking about a "maximum wage." That's why some people are asking, "Who needs THAT much money?" You can try all the nuance you want, but this current movement is about attacking a class that has something you don't.
[TWO honest DUmmies in one thread! Diogenes must have had a BOGO!]