Monday, October 31, 2011

I don't want your new free is not free!!

I suppose I should be quite ecstatic…or at least quietly comforted.

After all it is not every day that I am told that every breath I take makes the world worse, but that I still am welcome in the free world.

At the very least I should feel relieved…after all somebody who represents the 99% actually said this….and if they represent the 99% it must be so.

So why is it that I feel no comfort from this?

Could it be that I have seen a glimpse of the future of the free world and I don’t like it?

I need to say this very simply so that everybody can understand exactly what I am saying….

The free world that these bozo’s in OWS are promising is a world bereft of flavor, a world bereft of entrepreneurs, a world as bland as oatmeal substitutes and as interesting as explaining the thermodynamic principles that allow paint to dry.

In 1931 Aldous Huxley wrote his 5th novel, Brave New World. Written in response to European fears that American culture was about to dominate the world, Huxley looked into the future to see what it could look like. Based on the moral promiscuity he saw in America in the thirties he created a world that was bereft of taste. A world where workers were fed drugs to keep them happy, where the elite had no emotional bonds and where thought and individualism were so discouraged that anyone who participated in these pursuits were outcasts.

A world of drugged people relying on the trinkets provided by the state to get through their day. A world where sex was relegated to the annals of history and savages, where consumption was demanded to ensure economic stability. A world where test tubes created the multiple classes of humans in the exact ratio to keep the factories running and the elites prosperous.

This was Huxley’s vision of the future.

Almost 30 years later, in 1959, Huxley wrote a non-fiction work, Brave New World Revisited, in which he considered whether the world had moved toward or away from his vision of the future from the 1930s. He believed when he wrote the original novel that it was a reasonable guess as to where the world might go in the future. In Brave New World Revisited, he concluded that the world was becoming like Brave New World much faster than he originally thought.

A glimpse into the future perhaps?

In 1948 George Orwell wrote his glimpse of the future, 1984.

No comfort in this view of the future. Big Brother controlled the people with force, with physical intimidation. A world where knowledge was no longer encouraged, indeed was feared by the leadership. A world where the economy was fed by the continual state of war which also ensured a form of population control. This glimpse of the future shows us a world that I would not want to live in.

Two writers, two views of the future. Neither of which present attractive alternatives to me.

Neil Postman, in his 1985 book, Amusing Ourselves to Death, wrote in the forward….
“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egotism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions." In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that our desire will ruin us.”

So…who’s view of the future is more accurate?

Let’s quickly look at Neil Postman’s analysis:-

1.      Orwell feared books would be banned.
 There is no doubt that this has happened. Political correctness is preventing books from being available in American libraries. In fact some books are being rewritten to write out those terms that people today find politically incorrect. Mark Twain is turning over in his grave. In fact both 1984 and Brave New World have both been subjected to being banned. So yes, Orwell is right!

2.      Huxley feared no-one would read books, therefor no need to ban them

A quick glance at book sales over the last decade show a reduction in sales volume. Electronic books have increased in popularity but not made much of an impact in creating demand for books. Hollywood and TV have become the replacement for books.  The movement away from books is slow but is happening. Harder to see, but Huxley is right!

3.      Orwell feared those that would deprive us of information.

That is not happening today, right? Our media is giving us the full story? The news and the talking heads make sure we know the truth? Our politicians tell us the truth? Ummm….I guess Orwell was right!

4.      Huxley feared we would have too much information

 The internet and email are wildly efficient, but how many people have information overload? How many people post stupid stuff to Facebook….like “tacos for dinner, yummmmm”. This is information overload…this is so much information that we simply don’t care anymore. It is too hard to sort through the crap to find the good stuff, so we simply become uncaring, passive egotists…ie. We think we are so important that other people want to know what we are eating for dinner. Huxley could not have been more right!

5.      Orwell feared the truth would be concealed from us.
This administration promised open government but has more closed door meetings and decisions than any other administration in recent history. The lie meter goes off every time a politician moves his lips. Statistics are manipulated to conceal the truth and politicians continually create new metrics that cannot be verified such as “jobs created or saved”. Is the truth being hidden…yep, sure is. Orwell was right!

6.      Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance.

In a media world of sound bites the truth becomes hidden behind the “gotcha” statements, the rush to sell media and the need for advertising revenues. Blogs like mine abound…the ones that speak the truth are outnumbered by the ones that hide the truth behind an agenda. The truth is out there but is irrelevant in a sea of dogma, political agendas and, yes, stupidity. Huxley is right!

7.      Orwell feared we would become a captive culture.

Americans are awash in a sea of legislation and regulation that prevents entrepreneurs from creating wealth, that keep people employed in wasteful government enterprises and that stifle freedom. Is America a captive nation? Yes, she is. Orwell was right!

8.      Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture.

What could be more trivial than a person whose claim to fame was that a sex tape of her was released should capture the imagination of a country…and whose marriage and divorce filing 72 days later is world news?  What could be more trivial than the endless hours of television coverage of some loser actress and her legal woes? Has America become trivial? You bet your ass she has. Huxley is right!

9.      Orwell believed people would be controlled by inflicting pain.

The current government wants to control people through taxation, redistribution of wealth, regulation, intimidation and downright thuggery. With every new regulation or piece of legislation come penalties if you should dare not comply. The penalties are designed to inflict as much pain as possible without being bad enough to lead to the revolt of an oppressed people. Orwell was right!

10.   Huxley believed that people would be controlled by inflicting pleasure.

This is far more subtle, however look at the movement to legalize marijuana…look at the corruption of moral standards, look at the example shown by our leaders….everywhere we turn we are bombarded with messages that tell us to succumb to our senses. Sensory stimulus is now regarded far more highly than intellectual stimulus. The left is moving us away from accountability and responsibility, and moving us toward more pleasurable pursuits. Huxley was right!

So, we see that it is clear that we are moving toward a future that both writers envisaged. What they failed to see was that both their futures are simply two sides of the same coin. The future we are headed toward is a composite of these two views. The steps needed to get to Huxley’s vision follow the exact path of Orwell’s for the ability to endow your subjects with lavish gifts of pleasure cannot happen until the assets of the individual have first been confiscated.

That both visions are happening simultaneously is simply an acceleration of the process.

Do you want to live in a world as envisaged by either of these writers?

Does a glimpse into their future fill you with apprehension and revulsion?

Or do you like the idea of a tasteless bland world where your life is controlled by someone else, where your desires are manipulated, and your freedoms are non-existent. It does not matter whether the new world is a place of pleasure or of pain…it cannot, and will not be, a place of freedom.

Once again the left has successfully duped a large following of moronic non-thinkers to believe that the future the left wants is one of freedom. It is not. It is a future of captivity and serfdom.

The only future of freedom that is possible is one where mankind is freed from the constraints of regulatory control, freed from the constraints of excessive taxation, freed from the constraints of political correctness and affirmative action. A world with truth and honesty, a world that values history, values entrepreneurship and success. A world that views personal achievement with honor and laziness with disgust.

I want a future that looks like that. A future where my success or failure is dependent on my own ability to learn the skills necessary to achieve success…a world where, if I fail I can pick myself up and try again.

To the OWS people who will “welcome me to the free world”….

….thanks but no thanks. I have no desire to be a part of the free world you are so enamored with. You are not promoting a free world at all…you are promoting a world dominated by serfdom.

No thank you. I will fight this so-called free world until the last breath leaves my body….

Who is with me?


Friday, October 28, 2011

Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk?

“Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk?”
……………………………………The Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), Alice in Wonderland, 2010

I never cease to be amazed when I visit the halls of the left wing intellectuals and expect coherent, well agued philosophies, just to be disappointed yet again. My amazement is not at the inability of these folks to think clearly (I would never expect that) but of my own stupidity in hoping that things will one day change.

For over 35 years I have been discussing the relative merits of capitalism and socialism with folk who truly believe that social justice is best represented through social actions, through redistribution of wealth, through government controls and regulations, through the forced sharing of property, through the forced acquisition of wealth by one organization from another.

And for 35 years I have been hearing the same old tired arguments of globalization, fairness, oppression and all forms of corporate skullduggery.

Yesterday I visited some websites related to the OWS groups and started reading blogs and messages where these folks are expressing their educated opinions. Ignoring the ones that called for more violent action (of which more than a few did – but I suspect that these folks are on the crazy edge of the fringe much like the extreme religious right are on the crazy edge of the fringe) I decided to try to make contact with some of these folk to find out what they really understood and thought.

I even invited them to this blog, to see what I really think. Although the numbers of visitors to my blog was higher than normal, very few deemed it interesting enough to comment, however a few di…and these comments will be the focus of today’s blog.

Of course, I understand how Alice must have thought when she first ventured down that rabbit hole…and ended up in a place that made no sense.

“There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter.”
………………………………… The Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), Alice in Wonderland, 2010

Could the Mad Hatter have been referring to the OWS brigade?

Let’s see……

Before I continue you like to refresh your memory of yesterday’s post…

Now let’s take a look at some of the comments, shall we?

Thescreaminghead said…” However, there are people out there who have simply never been given the chance. Not everyone has the entrepreneurial spirit that you do, or the training to successfully implement their ideas if they do. These people need protection. To pay for these protections, it is only right to take from the people who have more.”

Really? What people have never been “given” the chance? Some people may find themselves in circumstances that make it HARDER to achieve, but the opportunity is there if they want it. And don’t tell me poor people do not have opportunity. They do. Granted, it is more difficult…but life isn’t fair. If you want it, it is there for the taking…but you have to want it and have to work for it. The people who do not want it enough need protection? And it is right to take forcibly from others to pay for that protection? Since when is it right to TAKE from anyone that which is not yours?

And then…” If you push the lower class out of opportunities, they will simply bumrush your mansion, kill you and take your food. Your money will not be able to stop them. You give them enough to stay in their place. It's a good investment.”

So…to avoid violence and brutal overthrow of the system the wealthy must be held captive and forced to pay a ransom to protect what they have? And this is a reason to support OWS….a movement that is trying to overthrow the system and force the wealthy to pay? You, sir, may not realize this but you are not only supporting the taking by force that which is not yours, but are actually advocating it as a reasonable solution to prevent bullies and thugs from becoming violent.

This is simply unacceptable in a country ruled by law…a Republic. What you are suggesting is the mob rule of a democracy.

And finally….” Before you call me a socialist, Roosevelt did the same thing to end the Depression.
Roosevelt was a Blue Blood. The 1% if ever there was one. But he recognized the fact that if the poor got pushed any farther, there was going to be revolt and the system would be overturned, and money would mean nothing at the edge of a knife.
So the New Deal came about. And the 90% tax rates. It was a good investment.”

So you think FDR and his socialist programs ended the depression? It sounds like you have simply listened to the claptrap that the left facing educators have spoon fed you. Do some honest research and you will find that there is significant evidence that the New Deal in fact extended the depression way beyond what is should have been. In fact, the depression ended only with the military build-up of WWII…not with the socialist New Deal programs that have plagued this country ever since.

Moving on….

Anonymous writes…” Fair share is everyone pays the same. GE paid $0 in taxes and made billions in profit. They are not the only ones who paid $0. If it is 25% then it should be for all me and them.”

Ho hum….so I expect you to be in favor of a flat tax of , say, 20% for everybody. Those earning $20k a year and those earning $20 million a year? That is fair…everybody pays the same.
As far as corporations paying tax, the truth is that NO corporations actually pay tax. The purchasers of their products pay the taxes as the estimated tax is built into the product price. If GE paid $0 in taxes then you were able to buy your GE products for a lower price than if they paid $30 billion in taxes.
Before spouting off these sort of cliché ideas, you would be well served to get educated in how business works, how taxes work, and how the economy works. It is way too easy to make the claim that companies should pay taxes without understanding anything about it.
Enough of that fantasy world….what else do we have?

Ahhh…..heres a good one….

tanner campbell writes…” Interesting that you only care about what you're doing. How very microcosmic of you. I came here from a post where you called anonymous commenters cowards. I wonder devereaux, who are you? Care to cast aside your anonymity and own your words?”

There are two aspects to this post…

1.      I only care about what I am doing
2.      Anonymous posters are cowards

I am truly sorry that you spent all those dollars on your education just to find that you didn’t learn to read. Or maybe it is your comprehension that is faulty? Whatever the reason, you clearly missed the part in my post where  I wrote…” there is something else that I DO care strongly about. I care for those who through no fault of their own find themselves in need of help. A hand up is always in order. I care for those who have neither the mental nor physical capability to improve their lot in life…a commitment to care is in order there. I car for the homeless, the hungry and the destitute…the elderly, the young and especially those who have defended my freedom. My freewill gifts to these people are not charity but a way of expressing concern and offering hope. I care for the helpless…not the clueless.”

What part of that indicates that I only care about what I am doing? How microcosmic of you!  LMAO

The second part of this comment is about the cowardice of the anonymous poster. Yep…the posters who drift from blog to blog posting either as anonymous or without any reference to their other writings are definitely cowards. I don’t know if your real name is tanner Campbell or something else…that is just a title and means nothing…same as my name (devereaux)…just a title. Tells me no more about you, what you believe, what you think than signing in as anonymous.

On the other hand, you have literally dozens of blogs that I have written that tell you all you need to know about me. If you read them you will find out who I am. You even have a way of contacting me…which some lefty crazies have done with threats of physical danger to myself and my family.

I do not include my home address for that reason. And does it matter to you if I live in California or Georgia? Does it make any difference who I am…or is it what I believe that makes me who I am?

I stand by my assertion that “drive by” comments on blogs is just cowardice…give me a link where I can find out who you are and what you believe, as our friend “the screaminghead” did…and I will hold a whole new level of respect for the poster, even if I disagree with what they say.

And now we get to my favorite…wow…this anonymous poster has got me this time….

Anonymous writes….” You fail to understand the impact of globalization on individuals.”

Please enlighten me. Which individuals exactly are you talking about? Globalization of what? Industry? Creating jobs in countries that would not have otherwise had those jobs? Is that what you are talking about? Or are you talking about the concentration of wealth in a fewer number of companies because they make millionaires buy buying out the owners of other corporations? If you are going to make broad-brush statements like this, please explain in detail so that we can at least know you understand what you are saying.

There are many things I do not understand….economics and business and the impact on developing nations is not one of them. So, if you want to really tackle me on this, you better know your stuff, ok?

OK…here’s a gem from the same writer….” Have you ever met the 8 year old child who stitched your running shoes?”

Don’t you know that you should never ask a question that you don’t already know the answer to, when in a discussion like this?

I am going to answer this question and maybe enlighten you a little.

No…I have never met the 8 year old child who stitched my running shoes….but I have met the 8 year old girl that sewed dresses and blouses and shorts and skirts etc that ended up in stores like K-Mart and Target in the 80’s and 90’s. (By the way…I hope that you can say something similar? Or are you relying on simply what you have heard?)

Now…here is what I discovered in a tiny village in Tanzania. There were awful working conditions. No heating, no cooling other than the breeze wafting in through the windows of the large hut. The workers (mainly young girls and their mothers) were using those old treadle type sewing machines that you may have seen at your grandma’s house. When I was there, there was no power because their only generator had broken down and they were waiting for a new one to be delivered.

The one water supply in the village was from a faucet on a pipe sticking out of the ground. The women would fill containers every day for cooking and washing purposes. The children would attend school every morning from around 8 am through to 11 am…and in the afternoon, the girls would work with their sewing while the boys would go out with their fathers and tend the few cows that the people owned.

I don’t recall what these folk were paid to sew these dresses that we bought at Target. I do know it was shockingly small.

 A hundred miles away I encountered another village. This one had not been subjected to the abuse and oppression of corporations demanding cheap labor and forcing child labor. It was totally unsullied by the capitalism that was ruining the world and taking advantage of the disadvantaged.

There was no power…there was no generator…there was no generator coming. There was no school…there was no education. There were no cows…there was no water (the nearest water was from a pipe installed by a charity organization about 3 miles away from the village. The women walked and filled containers every day.) The men sat around helplessly…smoking dope and generally wasting their lives. The children had the distended stomachs of malnutrition and wore rags and were dirty…exactly the type you see on the charity advertisements.

One village was happy and prosperous, growing and educating their children, with clean clothes good water and a solid food supply. The other lived in hopelessness and despair.

This is what I SAW. These are not just some words spouted by a know nothing wannabe capitalist troll. Now…which of these two villages were oppressed by capitalism? Which of these two indicate the impact of globalization on people?

Next time you start on with stupid clichés like you did, remember this. While the labor rates and the use of child labor may affect your sensibilities, they make a huge positive difference in the lives of the children that are fortunate enough to VOLUNTARILY advance their and improve their conditions.

Enough of this nonsense….moving on…

After determining that I am some sort of “Marlboro man” type cowboy, this tool wrote…” In reality, you depend on countless other people for the things they produce. In some sense, those people depend on you to buy them. To assert your own personal detachment from the global economy is ludicrous. You claim that the keys to your prosperity rest snugly in your own hands. I say BULLSHIT. You depend on the exploitation of people by clothing manufacturers. You depend on all of us turning a blind eye to the destruction of our water supply to keep the power bill down. You depend on the military supporting ruthless dictators in the Middle East to keep the petrol flowing. Turns out most of your 'wealth' has absolutely NOTHING to do with your efforts, and it comes almost exclusively at the expense of others.”

Let me make this perfectly clear….you could not be more wrong!

I BUY those products, those goods and services that I want…I buy the things that I feel are good value, are reasonably priced, do what I need them to do, and have the characteristics that I desire. Food, clothes, cars…it all works the same way. When a company creates a new product, I may or may not buy it depending on whether I want it or not.

I DO NOT rely on anybody. I make a transaction of fair value for fair value. The people who produce these products that I buy, essentially sell their labor and receive something in return for it. They produce a product that I pay for. If I chose not to pay for it, they would not produce it.
If I didn’t buy it from Company A I would buy it from Company B, and if nobody had what I wanted, I would find a way of making it, growing it, or building it myself.

So…I do not RELY on anyone for what I have. I choose to sell my skills to earn the money to buy the product that somebody else has sold their skills to make. It is not reliance…it is mutual benefit.

Only socialists and communists think in terms of global reliance on everyone else, and it is that kind of thinking that will drive the economic value of a heartbeat down that rabbit hole of stupidity.

Let me ask you a question…..assume I sat at home on my ass all day, collecting unemployment benefits, and totally reliant for my survival on strangers who, by virtue of the wealth they created and the taxes they paid, are supporting me. OK? Now…am I as wealthy as the person who works 15 hours a day, makes a VERY good income, pays his taxes to support me and made choices for his own life that turned out to be good decisions?

By your logic, both of us are equally reliant on the exploitation of others…so how come one has this “wealth” and the other doesn’t? Could it have anything to do with the choices made, the efforts made, the decisions made? I know you are going to say that the unemployed guy had no choice…he was laid off because of the economic downturn yada yada yada…..ok…so why is he sitting on his ass and not out knocking on doors until his knuckles bleed? Can you answer that one?

Tired old cliché’s from people who think they have it all worked out but have NO idea of how the world works. Let me tell you something…the world is what it is….and no amount of wishing will change that. The laws of economics will never change. Human nature is what it is. People will continue to screw people and exploit people. But not all people do that. Most people do not.

Same old song, same old tired repetitive erroneous thinking….same poor education… as Led Zeppelin said…”The Song Remains the Same”.

And finally, this comment from yet another anonymous poster…” Nice work. Did your tenth grade social studies teacher give you an A for it? It's so cliche, it deserves about a C.”

Stupid is as stupid says….


Thursday, October 27, 2011

1% or 99%? Who cares?

I am shocked!

Really, I am totally gobsmacked.

Now that we have the OWS crowd demonstrating and claiming they represent the 99%, I would never have expected such upstanding media organizations as CBS/AP to delve into what that 99% actually make.

It turns out that, according to a CBS/AP report on October 11, 2011, that the incomes of the top one percent of income earners in America increased from $1.9m to $2.2m. By math that represents an increase of around 15.7%. While this is a reasonably good sized increase it is not absurd or immoral or any of the other “fairness” type statements that the uninformed left will throw around.

But wait….the CBS/AP report did not calculate the rate of increase….what they did instead was calculate what the total increase was for all people in that category, stating that income had increased by a massive $120 billion!

Ok…now THAT sounds like a big number….but it remains only a 15% increase.

But what if the 99%? Those folks who are so downtrodden, so berated by big business, so taken advantage of?

According to the report the other 99% saw their incomes FALL by a combined $4.5 billion.

I am shocked!

I would never have expected that American workers would have seen their incomes fall during a recession! Never, I say!!

What? The recession was OVER in 2010, you say? Really? Tell that to the 99% who saw their incomes fall. Tell that to the 5 million people who still have no jobs.

Ok …so…when I managed to recover from the shock of these statistics, I asked myself why this matters? After all, who gives a toss what the rich folks earn, or what the poor folks earn, or what anybody earns? What is the point of continually directing our thinking towards the disparity in income levels?

Why is it that we are all shocked when we see disparity between ethnic groups? Why do we care that the “income gap” is growing?

Personally, I don’t care. I don’t care if my neighbor is making $10 million a year while I struggle to get by on $50k…or $20k …or $200k….whatever. I don’t care if my neighbor chooses to sit at home endlessly wishing his job paid more but never getting off his ass and doing something to change it…I just don’t care.

I care about what I am doing. I care about doing the absolute best job I can do in my chosen field. I care about continually improving myself so that I can increase my income. I care about being responsible for my family and accountable for my actions. I care about wasted opportunities and fulfilling personal ambition. I care about what “I” can do to make my life better.

I don’t care about what other people choose to do. It is neither my business nor my responsibility.

Now, before you all start telling me I am a heartless bastard for thinking this way….there is something else that I DO care strongly about. I care for those who through no fault of their own find themselves in need of help. A hand up is always in order. I care for those who have neither the mental nor physical capability to improve their lot in life…a commitment to care is in order there. I car for the homeless, the hungry and the destitute…the elderly, the young and especially those who have defended my freedom. My freewill gifts to these people are not charity but a way of expressing concern and offering hope. I care for the helpless…not the clueless.

But do I care about what somebody may or may not earn? Nope. Never have, never will.

When society spends so much time complaining about and following what other people earn, it is not taking responsibility for what the individual can do. The rich are so easy to blame…so easy to target. If they enjoy the wealth they have amassed, they are seen as rubbing our faces in it…and yet we have no right to be envious of their success…or jealous of their fortune.

Envy and jealousy of others breeds hate, breeds corruption and ultimately breeds violence. Is it right that one person has so much money while another has nothing? Wrong question!!

That question implies wealth is either moral or immoral. It suggests that the wealthy are immoral. That is not true (it may be…drug runners are wealthy….but so are authors, actors, businessman, inventors, scientists…and horrible people like Michael Moore who won’t even admit he is part of the 1%). The mere that one is wealthy does not make one immoral.

But what about fairness? What is “their fair share” as Obama is so willing to ask?


The left considers that it is unfair that someone has a lot while another is starving….really? Can they define “a lot”…and if they are so concerned about the starving why don’t they give to them, instead of demanding others to solve that problem?

Fairness? Poppycock more likely!

If the OWS crowd get there way, and Obama continues his class warfare nonsense, wealth will be stolen from the creators of that wealth and given to those some government official deems to be worthy….as long as it buys a vote, the trinkets will be given.

The other argument I hear is that if one person is rich, he got there by screwing someone who is poor. Really?

The proponents of this argument have no understanding of wealth creation. They believe there is a finite amount of wealth in this world and if one person has more, another MUST have less.

If the economy and wealth were a zero sum game, that would be true. But it is not. Wealth is created every day…out of thin air. More efficient ways of doing things, new products, new industries, education etc…all serve as wealth creators and increase the world’s wealth, thus increasing everybody’s standard of living.

If this were not true, we would all still be living in caves, throwing rocks at our neighbors to stop them stealing our food wealth.

So…to all you rich folk out there I say this. Keep doing what you do best. Increase your wealth as fast and as much as you can.

To all you middle class folks I say…..keep doing what you do best and increase your wealth as much and as fast as you can.

And to all the poor folk, I say….do what you do best, work hard, educate yourselves….do your best to increase your wealth as much and as fast as you can.

Does anybody hear our President saying these things? I don’t.

All I hear him say is let’s take from the rich so you can have more.

I say…everybody needs to aim to be the best they can, to accumulate all the financial wealth they desire, and to ensure that they do not get lost in the pursuit of money but instead enjoy the riches they have in family, friends and country.

Do not care who makes how much…it does not change anything for you. The only thing you should care about is taking responsibility for your OWN actions, and accepting personal accountability for their results.