What's on my mind this month? Cry baby rich people, that's who. Like billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch.
It’s brother Charles who is the one complaining that the president and the government are waging some sort of war against them in the name of radical egalitarianism. Isn’t that an endearing term to use in a country that holds dear that “all men are created equal?” So what exactly would radical egalitarianism be? Forced equality? Everyone wins?
Now let’s see rich people, why don’t you just come right out and say it like Charles. Something like, “If everyone is equal, how can I be singled out as special?” Or “If everyone has access to politicians, what happens to my ability to influence policies and laws in my favor?”
Let’s recall here how the Du Pont and Rockefeller families influenced laws against marijuana (hemp) in the 1940s because it competed with their personal interests in nylon rope and paper made from trees.
I don’t see having money as bad. It’s when it becomes a badge of special privileges due that I have a problem.
And our president and government are not waging some sort of war against rich people as brother Charles says. The reality is quite the opposite: We, as a country, are waging war on the poor.
And unlike in Iraq and Afghanistan, we seem to be winning this one.