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The Problem: Poverty? Or Wealth?

Working with some others (Pinki and Brain) on our social engineering plans, it has become obvious that our simple explanation is not working. Our simple explanation is, “things are bad because we permit capitalism, which leads to people suffering all kinds of negative outcomes, like early death, and greater greater problems with greater chronic illnesses, like diabetes.”

Well, since the reign of Marilyn Monroe’s boyfriend (imagine how jealous Teddy was), we have scootched an ever-growing portion of our GDP toward those who we deem have been left adrift from this dog-eat-dog world of Big Blue Meanies.

Why? Because, the manifeto says, our capitalist system creates the  poor – it forces people to be poor – then when they are poor, they are destined to LIVE THE POOR , UNFORTUNATE LIVES OF THE POOR, SO THEY ETERNALLY NEED OUR HELP.

What, exactly, is it that they do or don’t do? NEVER MIND; it can be addressed by re-electing us, and giving us your money to spend where we see fit.

What is it that they do or don’t do?

Surprisingly, they don’t do what poor people do. In contrast, they do what wealthy people do.

SRSLY.

What do the wealthy do? They don’t work. They have means; they have sources of income that magically appear without much effort other than perfunctory involvement. They sleep in. They have their sex life including their dalliances. They drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, and do drugs. They dress well. They have an easy-going, jovial attitude. They socialize. All day.

Why don’t the rest of us do this? Why is this the lifestyle of the poor, the rich, but not the broad middle class?

Here is my radical idea: the poor are not poor out of the harsh capitalist system, but because they are smart enough to access tremendous wealth.

We are such a prosperous nation that we can allow a great portion of our populance to forego contribution, and be on some kind of trust fund.

The poor are under the bridges not so much because we as a capitalist society cannot support them, but because we can. They are enjoying the fruits of our labors.

They are like the wives of the hard-working entrepreneur husband. she works very little, or none, yet has [fill inthe blank] cable tv, cell phone, manicure, pedicure, a place to live, and other entitlements.

We love to exclaim: how much is enough for these capitalist pigs? A good question. Worthy of an answer? No. But worthy of a life-long self-study pursuit of poverty and wealth? Yes.

Listen: we have all worked alongside the boss’ son. He did not work hard, yet had the car, clothes, and cash. Why? The manager and distributor of the money, his dad, decided that giving the son money would be one way he should properly spread his wealth. The other way to spread the wealth is to have maybe the stockholders, or maybe just some dis-interested ppl, decide where to throw govt money.

I have thought abt this a lot lately. It is a sticky wicket. How to help the poor without giving them the life of the wealthy? I will work to post more extensive notes on this idea: the “poor” don’t suffer like the poor of days gone by; now, w have a ‘class’ of ppl who generate no wealth, but gather the tax-yields just like Levi.These recipients in some ways must be documented as “poor,” but I would also argue that their problem is having a wealthy liefstyle that cannot easily adapt to changes in the economic profile of the U.S.

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What are we (including Esquire) afraid of?

Seriously?

What are we afraid of?

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/jerome-corsi-birther-book-5765410

Well it has been quite a long time since I was anything of a regular reader of Esq. But, I have in the past viewed myself as some kind of educated intellectual elite uber mensch, and so I assumed I should figure out what my destiny involved, by reading Esq and Vanity Fair and so on. The world has obviously benefitted.

Now, here is a great “out:” claim it was all in jest. But go check out the story yourself. It has been linked so extensiovely that the likelihood of it being pulled is low, but pulled-and-unavailable is zero likelihood. Honestly, I cannot beleive it has been up on Esq website as long as it has.

Total text here. After reading the Jerome Corsi article, ask yourself: why? Why? The jock obsessed with accusing so many other guys as being G AY: after a while, yes, we figured out the G AY was him. Why are we liberals obsessed with the simple question of who cares if some believe the prez does not have a legitimate BC substantiating his prez election? Why? Who cares? Why are we obsessed with this? Like the jock accusing everyione of being G AY?      Methinks…exactly what the most widely known ‘methinks’ quote purports. Here is entire text from Gaysquire:

“BREAKING: Jerome Corsi’s Birther Book Pulled from Shelves!

In a stunning development one day after the release of Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President, by Dr. Jerome Corsi, World Net Daily Editor and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Farah has announced plans to recall and pulp the entire 200,000 first printing run of the book, as well as announcing an offer to refund the purchase price to anyone who has already bought either a hard copy or electronic download of the book.

In an exclusive interview, a reflective Farah, who wrote the book’s foreword and also published Corsi’s earlier best-selling work, Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak out Against John Kerry and Capricorn One: NASA, JFK, and the Great “Moon Landing” Cover-Up, said that after much serious reflection, he could not go forward with the project. “I believe with all my heart that Barack Obama is destroying this country, and I will continue to stand against his administration at every turn, but in light of recent events, this book has become problematic, and contains what I now believe to be factual inaccuracies,” he said this morning. “I cannot in good conscience publish it and expect anyone to believe it.”

When asked if he had any plans to publish a corrected version of the book, he said cryptically, “There is no book.” Farah declined to comment on his discussions of the matter with Corsi.

A source at WND, who requested that his name be withheld, said that Farah was “rip-shit” when, on April 27, President Obama took the extraordinary step of personally releasing his “long-form” birth certificate, thus resolving the matter of Obama’s legitimacy for “anybody with a brain.”

“He called up Corsi and really tore him a new one,” says the source. “I mean, we’ll do anything to hurt Obama, and erase his memory, but we don’t want to look like fucking idiots, you know? Look, at the end of the day, bullshit is bullshit.”

Corsi, who graduated from Harvard and is a professional journalist, could not be reached for comment.

DEVELOPING…

UPDATE, 12:25 p.m., for those who didn’t figure it out yet, and the many on Twitter for whom it took a while: We committed satire this morning to point out the problems with selling and marketing a book that has had its core premise and reason to exist gutted by the news cycle, several weeks in advance of publication. Are its author and publisher chastened? Well, no. They double down, and accuse the President of the United States of perpetrating a fraud on the world by having released a forged birth certificate. Not because this claim is in any way based on reality, but to hold their terribly gullible audience captive to their lies, and to sell books. This is despicable, and deserves only ridicule. That’s why we committed satire in the matter of the Corsi book. Hell, even the president has a sense of humor about it all. Some more serious reporting from us on this whole “birther” phenomenon here, here, and here.”

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