In deference to my acquaintance Thomas Perkins [see left] (I won’t call him a friend – which at this point would be like calling Stalin your “squash partner”), I must disagree with his claim that the richest 1% in the world is basically being treated by the lowest 99% like the Jews were treated by the Nazis.
This is an insane claim because most of us 1% have been treated fairly by the world (we are billionaires, after all).
Granted most people under me (and my pay bracket) suck at their jobs and cause me great distress, but I still manage to live a decent life – especially when I am at my house in the Seychelles. We must always remember, if they were better at their jobs, they would be richer – like us.
That’s where our great compassion comes in. And that is what makes us great.
Which is why I would argue that the 1% in the world today is treated more like Jesus was treated (by Jews, Romans and anyone else afraid of change).
Imagine 2,000 years ago, and the richest one percent (Jesus) is trying to tell the world that if the rich were allowed to keep more of their money, the poor would (in effect) get more of that money because the rich would then spend it on little trinkets outside of the temples and get more massages and things.
If I was Jesus, and went up on Mount Olive (or wherever it was) and gave a sermon, I would tell the rabble that, you know, they have to be patient and they have to work hard and build companies and wealth for your shareholders and that would create wealth for everyone else in their huts (or wherever the fuck they live).
This is what Tommy P (as we informally used to call Thomas Perkins before he was a racist outcast) needs to understand.
The 99% want to crucify us 1% (like Jesus, it’s true) – but we will rise again (at Easter or Passover or some such shit) and rule the world and earn billions and be loved because that’s what Jesus did.