Greetings to all you freedom fighters out there.
“Financial Nymphomaniacs” or, What is it like to never be satisfied?
The answer always boils down to a quest for power, fueled by greed.
If we, as a people, demand equality and an end to corruption, the 1% sends their armies to crush us so that they can keep getting richer. If one nation wants more land, armies are sent to take land from their neighbors. So, we’re always in a fight somewhere, and it’s always because someone got greedy and wanted much, much more than their fair share.
Always in a fight somewhere because the oppressed are tired of being used by the greedy and powerful for profit and are trying to throw off their chains.
So, to us in the 99% who continue to struggle so that the 1% can make ever-increasing profits, we can’t imagine what a 1% Christmas would even be like.
What would it be like to have the person sitting at the head of the dinner table be the person that has thrown people out of their houses through crooked and deceptive lending practices, that is responsible for the rise in the prices of oil so that senior citizens freeze to death in their own homes while the corporation makes an even larger profit, that is responsible for the offshoring of thousands of jobs, thus ensuring that millions of Americans will slide into poverty, or worse, become homeless.
That can start wars and kill our sons and daughters so that the military industrial complex can continue to reap huge rewards?
What would it be like? For a normal and compassionate person, for the 99%, it would be repulsive.
To the 1%?
They think they’re entitled to these things because they’ve convinced themselves they’ve earned them. Maybe they have earned a higher salary. Maybe they have earned nicer possessions.
But at what cost?
It has cost them the last shred of humanity they ever had in their hearts when they are willing to impoverish, enslave, imprison, oppress and even kill their fellow human beings to make even MORE money.
When they become “Financial Nymphomaniacs” and don’t care who they have to screw to get even BIGGER profits, they have blackened their hearts.
They will never know when enough is enough.
Working hard and enjoying the fruits of hard labor is no longer enough for them.
Greed and the quest for even more power is their guide and it allows them to cheat, steal, and make shady backroom deals, with no conscience pangs at all.
What is worse, they impart these lessons to their children, and the cycle of greed continues.
AND IT WILL NEVER CHANGE UNLESS WE WORK TOGETHER TO CHANGE IT.
Then, there’s this………
From The Occupy Medford Webpage
Occupy Medford Oregon Wal-Mart Carols
“On December 22 2011, Occupy Medford brought our unique brand of caroling to Wal-Mart on Crater Lake Avenue. Fourteen occupiers converged together next to cheap sweatshop garments and lead-based toys to sing protest songs against corruption and greed. ”
“Our one wish for this holiday season: that the New Year might bring a world without a corporation that outsources manufacturing jobs to China, keeps workers living at the poverty line, and decimates small businesses.”
“Happy holidays from all of us at Occupy Medford to all of our neighbors in the Rogue Valley. Here’s to a government by the people, for the people, and an end to corporate corruption for the new year.”
And Happy Holidays from all of us at prairiefirenews.com
“Here’s to a government of the people, by the people, for the people, and an end to corporate corruption for the new year.”
OCCUPY WALL STREET
We are the 99%