Why shoot the rich?Why do I believe that the poor should rise up in insurrection and murder the rich? Well, it's hard to sum up, but luckily a bank executive did it for me. When told that President Obama intended to cap executive bay to 500K, his reaction was that that "wasn't much money" and it was a disgrace that he should have to consider only being paid it. With no bonus!
But wait. This is one of the guys who has fucked up not only his bank, but our economy, on an enormous scale, so badly that his bank, like most others, is technically bust, and now has to go cap in hand to the people who do not even dream of earning 500K, many of whom not earning it in a decade, some only barely clearing it in their lifetime, to ask them to pay not just for the losses he is responsible for, but ultimately the 500K that he thinks is not enough compensation for being useless (or in fact for being too useful but at the wrong thing).
Mes amis, aux armes! We need to cease to believe in philosophies and ideologies that allow these people to believe that they are entitled to being supported by us. We need change. You feel you are wealthy, some of you, and today you are, but your wealth is largely illusory, and even some of us who are doing well enough are a paycheque from the kerb. And we will never sip champagne in our personal helicopter!
Nor should we. Not one of us should while one starves. No one should think 500K is not much money when some do not have so much as 500c. Any world in which this is not true is one that needs revolution; this is self-evidently true, and the only reason you do not share this belief is that you have been indoctrinated, by an education that stifles critical thinking, media that are owned by billionaires and a society that compounds ignorance by worshipping it. We are still enchained! Those chains are not so apparent, and many of us believe we are free because we have enough to eat, but they exist still. Aux armes, citoyens! Who will be free? Who believes it is the right of all?