A note of appreciation from the rich.

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A note of appreciation from the rich

Let’s be honest:

you’ll never win the lottery.

On the other hand, the chances are pretty good that you’ll slave away at some miserable job the rest of your life. That’s because you were in all likelihood born into the wrong social class. Let’s face it — you’re a member of the working caste. Sorry!

As a result, you don’t have the education, upbringing, connections, manners, appearance, and good taste to ever become one of us. In fact, you’d probably need a book the size of the yellow pages to list all the unfair advantages we have over you. That’s why we’re so relieved to know that you still continue to believe all those silly fairy tales about “justice” and “equal opportunity” in America.

Of course, in a hierarchical social system like ours, there’s never been much room at the top to begin with. Besides, it’s already occupied by us — and we like it up here so much that we intend to keep it that way. But at least there’s usually someone lower in the social hierarchy you can feel superior to and kick in the teeth once in a while. Even a lowly dishwasher can easily find some poor slob further down in the pecking order to sneer and spit at. So be thankful for migrant workers, prostitutes, and homeless street people.

Always remember that if everyone like you were economically secure and socially privileged like us, there would be no one left to fill all those boring, dangerous, low-paid jobs in our economy. And no one to fight our wars for us, or blindly follow orders in our totalitarian corporate institutions. And certainly no one to meekly go to their grave without having lived a full and creative life. So please, keep up the good work!

You also probably don’t have the same greedy, compulsive drive to possess wealth, power, and prestige that we have. And even though you may sincerely want to change the way you live, you’re also afraid of the very change you desire, thus keeping you and others like you in a nervous state of limbo. So you go through life mechanically playing your assigned social role, terrified what others would think should you ever dare to “break out of the mold.”

Naturally, we try to play you off against each other whenever it suits our purposes: high-waged workers against low-waged, unionized against non-unionized, Black against White, male against female, American workers against Japanese against Mexican against…. We continually push your wages down by invoking “foreign competition,” “the law of supply and demand,” “national security,” or “the bloated federal deficit.” We throw you on the unemployed scrap heap if you step out of line or jeopardize our profits. And to give you an occasional break from the monotony of our daily economic blackmail, we allow you to participate in our stage-managed electoral shell games, better known to you ordinary folks as “elections.” Happily, you haven’t a clue as to what’s really happening — instead, you blame “Aliens,” “Tree-hugging Environmentalists,” “[N word here],” “Jews,” Welfare Queens,” and countless others for your troubled situation.

We’re also very pleased that many of you still embrace the “work ethic,” even though most jobs in our economy degrade the environment, undermine your physical and emotional health, and basically suck your one and only life right out of you. We obviously don’t know much about work, but we’re sure glad you do!

Of course, life could be different. Society could be intelligently organized to meet the real needs of the general population. You and others like you could collectively fight to free yourselves from our domination. But you don’t know that. In fact, you can’t even imagine that another way of life is possible. And that’s probably the greatest, most significant achievement of our system — robbing you of your imagination, your creativity, your ability to think and act for yourself.

So we’d truly like to thank you from the bottom of our heartless hearts. Your loyal sacrifice makes possible our corrupt luxury; your work makes our system work. Thanks so much for “knowing your place” — without even knowing it!


17 Responses

  1. Every NOT “knowing your place” — without even knowing it! ” american, OR every human being should read what you’ve just posted Ms UW.

    How can something like those stated in “A note of appreciation from the rich” SHOULD continue on? This must be realized by All people on this planet. It must go viral now!!!

  2. “And that’s probably the greatest, most significant achievement of our system — robbing you of your imagination, your creativity, your ability to think and act for yourself.”
    For months, CBS’s Couric has said the news is very complicated, and we need her to explain it. Now NBC’s Brian WIlliams has a similar self-promotional ad.

    No matter how you try to explain the sins of the uppah’s, it’s the loweh’s who have enabled. Since discussing politics in the homes of regular Americans is as verboten as discussing religion, that’s not likely to change.

    I watched ‘The Pianist’ last night. Perhaps it should be required viewing.

  3. Wow. Sounds like any number of well-known folks could have penned this.

    The cynicism is so palpable.

  4. It is so good to be home and able to access my favorite blog once again! I intuitively knew my “imagination, creativity and ability to think for myself” was the root cause of all my troubles!
    Damn- would it be better to be ignorant and blissful?

  5. This had to written by a european…..Class divisions…..chuckle……
    I’m getting tired of folks trying to bring Europe’s & Other decaying cultures class problems to America….

  6. ” We’re also very pleased that many of you still embrace the “work ethic,” even though most jobs in our economy degrade the environment, undermine your physical and emotional health, and basically suck your one and only life right out of you. We obviously don’t know much about work, but we’re sure glad you do!….”

    Socialist tripe……sheeesh!

  7. Great header Uppity…..MKB is going to have a great year….

  8. http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2009/12/hmm-israel-calls-all-ambassadors-home-for-special-meeting-in-jerusa

    ” For the first time ever, Israel has called ALL of its ambassadors and consuls home for meetings this week in Jerusalem.
    The meetings opened today……”

    Hmmmm…..wonder what that’s about?

  9. This is interesting….Looks like they struck OIL in Israel….( The found significant natural gas last summer….)

  10. Dang! Now the pengy is serving MKB champagne? Hmm..Mary will have alot to say about that won’t she? Get off the Xmas Hangover MKB and get back to Moderating pleaseeeeeeeee…pengy(ies) will be invading your space. again!

  11. Interesting article…But the best is the first 2 comments…..funny……

  12. Somewhere between socialism (which never trickles down to the people) and complete exploitation, there is this American ideal that has never been fully realized. It’s a dream, a goal, something we have always worked towards. We want to live in a country where anybody can grow up to be president, where you control your destiny thru hard work. We want a country where ingenuity and innovation are rewarded, were everybody has access to a piece of the pie. It’s an on going struggle, but it’s one of the best plans the world has ever seen. We don’t need to redo the entire system, we need to inspire more people to use their imagination, to think outside the box, to think for themselves. And we need government to step out of the way. In America you don’t have to go to work for somebody else, you can create your own commerce, you can get involved in entrepreneurship.

    I’m well aware of how the rich exploit us, how they have been with us since before the robber barons, but what has settled over this country is a kind of despair. Young people don’t want to get out of bed in the morning and go to work, because why bother, you can’t afford to live off of it anyway. People don’t want to start businesses because the Gov is going to regulate you right out of house and home anyway. People are not inspired to try anymore, many of them believe the Gov should just take care of them. I don’t know how we motivate Americans again, but it needs to happen.

  13. Well said yttk….
    Most of my corporate or institutional employment stints have been brief and scattered…..So most of my experience at earning my way has been self made & self invested and my clients were those people that are classified by socialists as either “rich”….or way too comfortable with their money and notions of respectability….I’m a classically trained artist…..
    Class/Wealth jealousy has never been tempting to me as a hobby….And as an artist I have always appreciated any patronage that pays….
    These socialist idealists don’t fool me & I resent folks like Soros for their manipulation of Americans….He does not have a CLUE a to what makes this country great because he is so self consumed….This is why he and others of his ILK seek Power above all else no matter what havoc he may cause….
    Our problems can be solved the American Way….as they always have been…..It’s how it was set up….Soros etc…are just narcissistic opportunists seeking power and will FAIL because there’s is an empty and transitory power like the Ceasars & that family died out….So did Stalin….So will lil’ Kim and Amedinnerjacket…..

  14. I won the lottery once….a whole $75! Now, if I had been smart and invested that money in stock…say…maybe some ENRON stock, I’d be rich today. Instead I used it to buy a new Habit, mine was worn and frayed. That’s why I’m in the lower caste. I’m just not as smart as those rich folk.

  15. Yttik asked, ” I don’t know how we motivate Americans again, but it needs to happen.”

    War, yttik, a great big WW III, not this piddling, life-sapping crap that’s been going on since Korea in the 1950″s. War is the only way out of a Depression, economic or socio/psychic. The only problem Is, one more Big One, and there’s nothing left to rebuild, no one left to re-enspirit.

  16. wca,

    I am so your wave length, To me, power over others is unclean, unholy. Soros is a loahsome cockroach bent on destroying Western Civilization, especislly the UK and US, those who stopped his boyhood heroes, the Nazis, from establishing their version of the NWO. I believe his goal and assignment isto fulfill their complete their suerlatively evil end.

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