21 JUN 2014 by ideonexus

 Superior Men are Reliant on the Sweat of Miners

In a way it is even humiliating to watch . . . miners working. It raises in you a momentary doubt about your own status as an 'intellectual' and a superior person generally. For it is brought home to you, at least while you are watching, that it is only because miners sweat their guts out that superior persons can remain superior. You and I and the editors of the Times Literary Supplement, and the Poets and the Archbishop of Canterbury and Comrade X, author of Marxism for Infants—all of us ...
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04 OCT 2011 by ideonexus

 Class Warfare: Moochers VS Producers

Marx did basically believe in two classes, and one was in fact a producer class. The other, however, wasn't the "moocher" class, but the capitalist class. Marx saw that a small segment of the population was able to become rich off of the labor of others without lifting a finger. They are the "overseers," "owners," "CEOs," and "Boards of Directors." They own capital, while the other 99% of society "owns" only their own ability to perform labor for someone else for money. If, Marx said, these 9...
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But the way Marx described it, the Producers were the labor class and the Moochers where the managers getting rich off all their hard work without lifting a finger.

21 SEP 2011 by ideonexus

 Nobody in This Country Got Rich on His Own

I hear all this, you know, “Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.”—No!There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody.You built a factory out there—good for you! But I want to be clear.You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for.You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate.You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for.You didn’t have to worry that maurauding bands would come an...
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The wealthy became wealthy with the help of civilization.