Tuesday, December 7, 2010

And a Very Sad Christmas to You Non-Millionaire Losers!

Wow! 2010 is almost in the books. And, what a year it has been. From a steady unemployment rate of about 10% to disasters such as the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, to a catastrophic Earthquake in Haiti, it has been no picnic in the world this year for most everyone on the planet. I won't forget to mention the perpetually poor and starving men, women, and children in Africa and places alike.

But for all you super-rich out there, congratulations on a great year! You saw your investments rise a solid 10% on a Dow Jones that is back near 11,500. You seem to be getting a stay of execution on Bushy's 'ole tax cuts that were going to expire. And, best of all, you can afford to buy more Christmas presents than FAO Schwarz has in stock (Hanukkah and Kwanzaa too; I'm trying to stay at least a little politically correct in this blog).

Yes, I've been sobered by the number of articles I've seen written in the past few weeks about the number of families that are completely X-ing out Christmas altogether this year. I can understand that if you can't pay the rent, the bills, or buy food, Christmas presents are really out of the question.

The real question is how the wealthiest nation on Earth, supposedly ruled by the people en masse allowed themselves to be duped into transferring the wealth of this country to about 1-2% of the population.

The simple truth is that nobody really cares about anything anymore. So even though you may be on the street eating leftover pieces of McDonald's burgers from a garbage can, you poor peeps still seem to lack the courage to take up arms and do something about it.

Am I actually going to kick the poor while they're down and bleeding? YES! If you don't like being poor as not many people I know do, then stop bitching and do something about it. Form a Union, if you know what they are. Start an organization, a website, canvass the neighborhood in your cause. Hell, people used to stand on street corners handing out Communist propaganda.

The point is, that everyone, and I mean everyone, let this happen. So now that you're suffering perhaps more than ever before in your lifetime, maybe it's time to say "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore."

Only 11% of people 18-29 eligible to vote in this past November's election actually voted. Sure, you can't blame the youth for all the world's problems, but adults voted in underwhelming numbers as well. And that's why if you're broke, poor, hungry, or suffering some sort of financial fatigue, I say you don't deserve to suffer as I don't believe anyone does, but you have no one to blame but yourself. Ouch, I know it's a tough pill to swallow, but the truth usually is.

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