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When you are not allowed to be RICH good things happen!

Updated on October 21, 2012

There's this THING crawling it's way into our lives - it's not a physical entity, it's not from outer space and it's not something you can necessarily see.

Despite the apparent intangiblity of this THING - the damage it does goes far beyond anything else - even King Kong appears lame compared to this THING.

The THING appears to be making it's way across our once great countries and lands, depleting the inhabitants, making them weak, unresourceful, unmotivated....and even depressed.

So what is this THING then?

It's an insidious idea that goes like this:

It is NOT OK to be RICH!

Somehow, to be RICH or want to be is like being evil, especially if you are filthy RICH.

Once again, this tiresome idea is creeping it's way back in - somehow, if you are RICH you must have used or exploited or made your money by foul and unscrupulous means.


You must be derided, punished or taxed - whatever - you must PAY for getting where you are!

For having the creativity, drive, insights, know-how and enterprise to TRY TO GET MONEY - and to have worked hard to get it. YOU are now an evil doer for having the gall to rise above mediocrity!

Now the voices of dissent are growing - and they all talk the same way - ITS BAD IF YOU ARE RICH - it's bad to aspire to be RICH - you are doing wrong.

The talk of opposition - and let's not forget that's all they often are - TALKERS - becomes like a pandemonium saying the same old thing over and over again - as if this is really HARD work to constantly talk like this.

"One rule for the rich and another for the rest of us!" (Applause)

Putting us all in a them-and-us BOX! That's good isn't it? Wow it takes a lot of effort and really hard work to keep saying - "YOUR BAD for being RICH!" over and over in as many different ways as you can.

It's like music to our ears - isn't it? It's really hard to say it, isn't it? Hard like BUILDING SOMETHING THAT HASN'T BEEN INVENTED that people would like to pay for!

How about this one I recently heard - "It's time we thought about something else besides money." (Applause)

As if people just hand money over to you without you having to work your butt off and think about what they need, what they want, what gaps their might be in a market to fill! That's easy to think about, isn't it?

Could it be that people who talk this way are actually THE PROBLEM? or at least have a huge problem and need to take the attention away from their own inadequacies, failures and lack of ingenuity to come up with something people will PAY for?

Will people pay me for having an opinion? Deciding what I think is right or wrong?

Do people pay for such things - is that what creates a great economy?

Let's produce more opinions - I'm selling some of the following opinions if you'd like to buy them let me know as I'm creating an economy based on the idea it's REALLY BAD TO BE RICH!

IT'S EVIL TO BE RICH - was $999 going cheap today for only $799

STOP THINKING ABOUT MONEY - THERE IS MORE TO LIFE - was $1700 reduced to clear NOW ONLY $1400 - hurry, this offer will not last!


HARD WORK WONT KILL YOU - $5 - reduced due to the typo (should be will kill you)

THE RICH GET RICHER, THE POOR GET POORER - $899 - old stock now so has been reduced to clear - was $1899.



WHY SHOULD THEY EARN THAT MUCH - IT'S OBSCENE - $900 - very popular line at the moment so hurry - only while stocks last!

YOU MAKE THE POOR RICHER BY MAKING THE RICH POORER - $1599 - quite a rare opinion hence the price. No negotiation as this is a play on "You don't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer." - Winston Churchill

YOU DO HOWEVER MAKE THE POOR FEEL BETTER BY RUNNING DOWN THE RICH - $20,377 - not in the average person's price range but suitable for rich and funded politicians looking to win elections.


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    • profile imageAUTHOR 

      6 years ago

      @alexk2009"This is true and has always been true" sorry but that is not exactly innovative thinking and if you ask me the same old sloppy righteousness! In other words it doesn't really get anyone very far coming at things like this - and did you know you can actually talk to banks and their managers - they wont bite you in my experience!"if they do that legitemately" not sure what that means? Laws and regulations are always changing but some seem to be more dictatorial and less protective of our freedom to go for it! Thanks for the politics of envy insight - makes a lot of sense!

      @drbj - always good to see you and "entitled to things" without working for them- how true! I see so much of it around - but I'm told the Chinese still abide by family, savings and the hard work ethic. Perhaps, we need to turn around our Western democracies to the old school tried and tested methods of working hard and not just expecting handouts.

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      The protesters who rant about the rich are apparently unaware or have conveniently forgotten that it is the taxes that the wealthy pay that support all those folks who feel they are entitled to things without working for them. It's class warfare, pd, to the nth degree.

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      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      "One rule for the rich and another for the rest of us!"

      This is true and always has been true. It is also true that many rich people have become rich in ways that may be legal but frankly stink, like the Bankers who make millions sending money round in circles.

      What you describe is also true, in the UK it is called the politics of envy.

      I have absolutely no objection to people becoming rich if they do that legitimately. But I read the UK's Private Eye Magazine and the ways people end up trousering large sums of money that the Magazine describes make me feel angry.

    • profile imageAUTHOR 

      6 years ago

      I agree with you carol7777 - obsess - it's when they obsess in resentment about other people having made money - that's a worry too because that obsession doesn't really make money! thanks for dropping by - great to see you here!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Some new and interesting thoughts here. However, we know that people not only think about money they obsess about it. Pay your bills, enjoy life and forget about it.


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