erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Sun Jan 11 14:54:59 EST 2009
Well, I did not really finish my thought on that...I believe what I
wrote, that the wealthy are resource hogs, but I should add that it
doesn't affect the way I live. My nose in too abraded by the
grindstone, so to speak. I only write what makes sense to me from my
peasant perspective. I really don't have time to waste, nor do I want
to give any energy to figuring out how the king might swindle people so
that he can continue to live in his castle with his hand-maidens. I
know that is probably not PC to not worry about the hand-maidens or
servants, but I have all I can handle paying my taxes and tithes to my
feudal lord, the mortgage company. They own me, but there is nothing I
can do. I know the king(the nobility) is wealthy, but all I can do is
gather my wood, hoe my corn, and put my house in order. I have no time
to think about how the king will live when the feudal system crashes. I
have no desire to be nobility, or to be king. I am just a simple man
(poeetic license there<g>) who gets his hands dirty and tries to clean
up in the presence of the lord so that I can pay my taxes and tithes and
be left alone.
The hardest working are those closest to the ground-the dirt farmers,
and they don't have far to fall. I know the king/nobility lives off my
labor, but I have accepted that. I isolate myself as much as possible,
free ranging on my own, but I know that eventually, that rooster(the
cocky king) is going to rip the feathers out of by back as he mounts.<G>
I just try to reduce the number of times that happens.
> Sure, 'some' of the 'wealthy' will fall. But the percentages of those
> who work hard for what they have will be 'much' higher among those
> who fall. And, the hardest working will fall the hardest.
> There are books being written right now, I imagine, showing how to
> profit from the upcoming collapse. It takes capital to do anything.
> So the ones to profit, in large, will be the ones who already have
> capital. It matters not if something is good or bad, right or wrong,
> when you are determining reality. Reality just
> I just don't see the wealthy starving anymore, because they have the
> means to move and import. They are resource
> hogs...gleaners...never providing for themselves... In the old days,
> they died when the support was removed, but today, they would just
> move on to the next third world country to build/develop/exploit
> that....no collapse of the wealth, no cannibalism due to hunger...
"The world is my country, all mankind are my
brethren, and to do good is my religion."
Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)
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