Friday, October 08, 2010

we're all the lower class

there's been a round of charts and graphs making their way through the
interwebs showing wealth disparity and our lack of knowledge as to how
great the disparity is. hell, the other night my auntie even recorded
a talking head discussing the gini index. it's not new, this
disparity, but it's getting some press now. the important thing to
remember is that all of us, anyone reading this and nearly everone
they know, fall into the bottom 80%, and the haves keep us bottom
feeders fighting for scraps with each other while they do swan dives
into pools of cash ala scrooge mcduck. that is the point to hammer
home. not left or right, conservative or liberal, but bottom 80 versus
the thieving assholes at the top who are carefully protected by both
political parties. eat the rich and feed our families. it's not a
political/ economic spectrum, it's a pyramid scheme and us bottom 80
are the last ones in.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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