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When you are not allowed to be RICH good things happen!
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 ARE ON THE NOSE FOR BEING RICH!
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!
YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WORK THAT HARD - $666
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.
RICH PEOPLE DON'T CARE - $799
RICH PEOPLE DON'T SUPPORT CHARITIES -$560
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.