Reality check for the masses, we have not overthrown the kings and emperors of the old world as western and eastern ideologies would suggest. We just replaced them with something else. For the East it was the Party Chairmen of the communist countries and for the West it was the Merchant Princes of capitalism. Make no mistake if you are an American, the 1% rich capitalists are wielding their financial power like any other despot only from behind a thin veneer of respectability as “Job Creators” (an over inflated truth that they have turned into a myth to support their unending greed). Look at how they achieve their goals and you will see a lot of similarity to the Kings and Emperors of old. Kings used the myth of chosen by God to rationalize their enslavement of citizens while the 1% use the myths of “Job Creation” and Hard Work to justify their stacking the laws to transfer wealth (wealth redistribution) from the many to the few (look at the bankruptcy laws for individuals and corporations; and the results of the bailouts of 2008).
Yes, I uttered the dirty phrase “wealth redistribution”. In fact it has been going on for some time now, but not in the ways touted by Republican lap dogs. The economic system of modern capitalism decidedly feeds money in disproportionate amounts (based on actual labor) to the rich. The banking collapse of 2008 shows how the system is designed to protect the wealthy at the cost of the 99%. How else does 50 percent of American’s wealth end up in the hands of 1% of the population? Wake up. The myth is a lie. No CEO, no matter how good they are, is worth hundreds of millions of dollars just like sports athletes don’t deserve 10 million dollar a year contracts.