Do you hate the rich as much as we do? Part 2

Posted: September 8, 2016 in Call to Action, Fight Back, for your reflection, Real Food For Thought, The Ruling Class Must Be Brought Down!

In part one we promised our part 2 would contain some of the below.

All you need is love, love, love. How to overthrow the wealthy with kisses, signs, and art, how to make a cop smile at you instead of kill you, and how to have a nice day and not be troubled by it all.  Fuck that shit.

It should read instead

Where is the guillotine when it is needed, how to push anyone in the way and the protectors of the rich out of the way, if you want, how to wait around and hope for a new day, and yes be troubled very troubled by it all but stand up and do something. 

This essay is gleamed from many places sent out in the service of the people.

“NO WAR BUT CLASS WAR!”–Frank Little

Can you shame the wealthy into giving up and in to us the workers of the world? To us the poor, the dirt poor, to those who lay in the mud while Mrs. Rich Batshit enjoys 10 homes, yachts, art collections, cars and more cars, a jet, diamonds and rubies galore and all the other things that separate them from us? Is it possible to blow them kisses, hoping that they will blow one back and some of that rich taste will rub off and you will become rich like them. Oh how glamorous they are, if only if only I could be like them. We have marched in front of their homes, exposing their crimes for all to see our 15 mins. of fame over everyone goes back to doing what they were doing before we became famous and on the news. Our signs looked so wonderful our banners so artistic. Did they budge? Some do out of sheer embarrassment when their neighbors find out what they are up to and think twice about being seen in public with them. But most do not. They will come up with all sorts of excuses and who you gonna believe. Mr. Rich or us?

Yeah we know, people will believe Mr. Rich Man. Why? Most people aren’t rich and it’s very unlikely they will ever will be. Social mobility in the US is a myth. Whatever class one is born into will be the class they most likely die in. The economic and power systems of this planet are not designed for you to get rich. The American dream doesn’t exist and it never did. Stop being a temporarily embarrassed millionaire and just be a person, a person who stands up and fights from the place of those in the mud. From the poorest of the poor to the peasant at the plow, to the woman in the sweat shop working long hours for pennies a day making some Amerikkkan rich, to him who can’t find a job and the system has beaten down, to her 12 hours a day running back and forth on her feet serving others. Millions of us upon millions of us and why the hell doesn’t anyone rebel? Why do people like crumbs from the rich man’s table? Fools hear this: We can never settle down with any of our small gains and become content. We must continue to go further with each gain and in doing so establish a new day and a new earth.

Do the rich reap what they sow? Can we hasten the day that they do?

Where is the guillotine when it is needed? Why do folks still want to kiss the ass of the ruling class? These women will make you zip your lips.

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Toni Holt Kramer Making a T for Trump.

“The reason I love his club and Trump International is because it’s perfection,” Kramer said of Mar-a-Lago, his private Palm Beach club, and Trump’s nearby golf course. “That’s the way he’ll run the country.”

“We have glimpsed in it the future of high society: wealth without class.”  Anna Godbersen

Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/09/donald-trump-2016-trumpettes-bel-air-214206#ixzz4JZxf8DoW

Out in Bel Air there is a group called the Trumpetts USA. Mostly rich white old bags who look as plastic as a cheap patio chair, under anesthesia too long and for gods sake the knife didn’t hit the right place. Oh where is Charlie when he is needed. Now all of these old rich high society bags who try so hard to look young but instead look like aliens who have landed in a lap of money, tacky and vulgar without real class, supporters of Trump, they see nothing wrong with him and all that he stands for. Why one even exclaims, “I was raised by a black nanny, there’s no prejudice on my side”). Ah do we really need to say more? Do we really need to publish more? We know bullshit when we see it and we know what needs to be done about it.  Just read the article and you will know why more than several of us despise the rich.

Come By Here My Lord

For some there is comfort in the following words.

James 5
1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

“But I am sure that God did not intend that there be so many poor. The class structure is of our making and our consent, not His. It is the way we have arranged it, and it is up to us to change it. So we are urging revolutionary change.” (“Poverty Is to Care and Not to Care,”  CW, April 1953)

More than likely the only way true justice will be served.

Kill for the GREEN. We don’t care who dies as long as we make money. (and P.S as long as it isn’t us or our children.)

War means a windfall for CEOs – MSN Money

While policymakers in Washington wrangle over how much progress we’ve made in Iraq, one thing is clear: The war on terror is making some people rich.
President Bush’s military buildup has caused defense-contractor revenue to double, triple and even more during the past five years, and their executives have reaped huge bonuses and stock windfalls as the companies’ share prices have jumped.
Take a look:

  • CEOs at top defense contractors have reaped annual pay gains of 200% to 688% in the years since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
  • The chief executives at the seven defense contractors whose bosses made the most pocketed nearly a half-billion dollars from 2002 through last year.
  • The CEOs made an average of $12.4 million a year, easily more than the average corporate chief. Since the start of the war, CEOs at defense contractors such General Dynamics (GD, news, msgs), Halliburton (HAL, news, msgs) and Oshkosh Truck (OSK, news, msgs) have made, on average, more in four days than what a top general makes in a whole year, or $187,390.

Defense contractor CEOs are enjoying these big rewards partly because much of the war effort is being outsourced by an administration that believes private companies do things better than the public sector, say researchers at the Institute for Policy Studies (broken link) and United for a Fair Economy.

“In the most privatized war in history, lucrative opportunities abound for chief executives of defense contractors,” says Sarah Anderson of the Institute for Policy Studies. $19.5 million a year

General Dynamics CEO Nicholas Chabraja tops the list of defense-contractor chiefs who have made the most money during the 2002-2006 defense buildup. Between 2002 and 2006, he pocketed $97.9 million, or an average of $19.6 million a year.

Sales at General Dynamics increased 76% from 2002 to 2006, with significant help from Department of Defense spending. Overall sales increased to $24.1 billion from $13.6 billion, and at least a third of that increase came from higher Department of Defense spending.

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/politics-other-controversies/157424-whos-getting-rich-war-iraq-death.html#ixzz4Ja4BNC1E

Can we ever get to the day when we never allow any leaders to use our sons and daughters as cannon fodder, can we not demand that these leaders stop this “invade the world policies “of the present and past administrations in D.C.? Can we ever stop loving the masters and joining with the enemy? The enemy right here in Amerikkka, who is taking away our freedoms, one by one, who tries and many times succeeds in making amerikkkans believe that the monster terrorist is trying to get under our beds, and we must go half way around the world destroying civilizations in finding him, all the while filling us with the phony puffed up patriotism of flag lapel pins, and yellow ribbons and love for those doing the bidding of the elite wiping out folks as they go.

“Either we are for their capitalist slaughter fest or against it.”..Frank Little

A proud fucking murderer!

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Rebecca Franics has many excuses on why she killed this Giraffe. Next time let us hope that one of the wild animals will jump out and kill her.

They don’t stop at killing for profit in war. How about the rich trophy hunters that are killing African Wildlife at an alarming rate. From Alternet we read this.

“The world’s wildlife is threatened on so many fronts — overfishing, bycatch, climate change, pollution, water scarcity, soil erosion, deforestation, illegal wildlife trade, infrastructure development, mining, oil and gas development and habitat destruction to make room for human development. Perhaps the most explicitly despicable threat is trophy hunting: the selective killing of wild animals for the express purpose of bringing home a trophy (head, tail, horns, etc.).”

To read more on these folks go to 6 Rich White People Who Get Off Killing African Wildlife  HERE.

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Compass Rose from a Colt Exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum

Art and Murder

“It seems to be the same old, same old, always something has to die, or some area is devastated just to give the citizens the chance to learn about or to see art. Do we use the final outcome as an excuse to forget or to sanitize the how? From death and destruction comes our art museums, libraries,  universities, churches, and all sorts of other things provided to us by the filthy rich. Do these practices of the wealthy pacify the people from questioning the why, and mitigate the crimes that have been committed, and are still going on here today with companies and business executives who are making millions on death and destruction. Art and murder funny bedfellows.”…Bessy Marie reviewing the Colt Show, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Ct.

We have explored this idea extensively in our pages. So many folks just think that it is okay no matter how these people and the corporate powers make their money as long as some of it goes into the bread and circuses of our daily living. Some say its okay as at least that money is not going for killing and more killing. Well think again, there would be no money if it weren’t for the killing and more killing. Some say our non-profit art companies would not be able to survive without this killing fields supporting them, we say bull shit. If you have supporters who love what you do then you will survive. If not you will die off. Anyway as Gracie says, “there are far too many of all of you anyway so get real.” Check out some of our articles in the notes below.  (1)

 

Notes and quotes.

“We need to change the system. We need to overthrow, not the government, as the authorities are always accusing the Communists ‘of conspiring to teach to do,’ but this rotten, decadent, putrid industrial capitalist system which breeds such suffering in the whited sepulcher of New York.” ( Dorothy Day”On  Pilgrimage,” CW, September 1956)

“The bourgeois, the material[ist], fights for abstractions like freedom, democracy, because he  has the material things of this life (which he is most fearful of being deprived of).” (February 1944, The Duty of Delight: The Diaries of Dorothy Day,  2011, p. 83)

“Our problems stem from our acceptance of this filthy, rotten system.” (from a public speech, Women on War,Daniela Gioseffi, ed., 1988, pp. 103, 371)

(1) Some essays as found within furbirdsqueerly:

Can I be your pet? I wish I could eat as well as Fluffy does.

Essays on Sam and Elizabeth Colt. Merchants of Death.

Our military, our patriotism, our flag, our support for GIs. Just tools of the ruling class to keep us down.

The myth of the cops as our brothers in the struggle.

Sniffing Money, Money Money, art art art.

Scroll our pages for other delights.

File this under, He done seen the light!

Excerpt from a statement by Matthew Hoh. Coordinator of Roots Action Peacemaking Program.

“I have tried war,” says Matt. “I’ve tried it at all levels and from all perspectives. I’m not sure how many people have had such varied degrees of involvement in war as I have.”

Matthew Hoh continues:

“As a young Marine officer I spent years in Asia, working with fellow military officers in Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand, learning about their decades long insurgencies and civil wars; conflicts that are enduring and pointless.

“I’ve worked on war in Washington, DC; serving as the Marine Corps’ White House Liaison Officer for the first year of the Iraq War and then, a couple of years later, writing reports from my desk at the State Department that went to the President, Vice President and Secretary of State informing them how ‘well’ the war in Iraq was going. It’s hard not to be involved with the money of war and I had experience with that too, at one point I managed ‘rapid acquisition projects’ overseeing the purchasing of hundreds of millions of dollars of equipment that may not have helped American troops, but certainly helped American corporations.

“In Iraq, as a Marine officer, I led 152 young men in a foreign country where we did not speak the language, understand the culture, or know its history, all the while executing the tasks of an unjust and immoral occupation. No matter how well intentioned we may have been as individuals, I learned firsthand that the actions of an occupier will always bring suffering and create violence.

“Twice, once in Iraq and once in Afghanistan, I served as a civilian government administrator. I advised Afghan and Iraqi politicians, worked alongside American generals and ambassadors, met representatives of the insurgency and doled out tens of millions of dollars in American dollars to build infrastructure and bribe public sentiment. Again, regardless of the intention, and regardless whether I carried a rifle or a bag of cash, the result was the same, always more suffering and more violence.

We are sure there are plenty of demons in that closet. We can only add, Oh Okay, glad you have joined us.

“The more we talk about empty refrigerators, the fewer there will be.”

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$500,000,000 The amount of money Kenneth C Griffin spent this past February to acquire two masterpieces, Willam de Kooning’s Interchanges (1955), $300,000,000 and Jackson Pollock’s Number 17 A (1948) $200,000,000 from the collection of David Geffen in a single transaction.

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Interchange, Willem de Kooning $300,000,000

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Number 17A, Jackson Pollock, $200,000,000

“Oh come on, that’s okay,” said, Mrs. Dow Chemical the works are now on display at the Art Institute of Chicago for all to see. But is it? Is it okay that some have so much but the girl in front of her refrigerator has so little? But is it okay that some children go hungry every day and some can buy art for these types of prices? Yes, perhaps some will say you’re a broken record but damn it we will keep playing and playing. How is it that Yusaku Maezawa can spend $98,000,000 in a two day art shopping spree in New York? These two are only one little tip of the ice berg. Perhaps we should give the little girl in front of her refrigerator a free pass to the Art Institute. Perhaps just perhaps her stomach will stop growling and she will be uplifted.

Ideas to ponder while you wander.

“America has no higher rate of social mobility than medieval England.”

“You will be called rich because someone else will be called poor.”- Yohann Dafeu

“She had a new bracelet on, stacked with emeralds brighter than her eyes. I hate rich people.”- Helen Ovevemi

“When the rich wage war it is the poor who die.”-  Jean Paul Sartre

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”-  Frederick Douglass

“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”
― Warren Buffett

She and her family made their money in Napalm. They are heirs to the Dow Chemical fortune. But she is okay, one of the nice gals as she gives her money to the local art museum, buys art works so emerging artists don’t starve, and supports contemporary art events. She is nice, a very nice lady always says, “Hello” to the janitor, to the security guard and to the cafe workers while lunching with other ladies. Yes the war in Vietnam was a terrible thing but what can one do about such things.

“The idea is to keep the middle class blaming the lower class for the decisions of the upper class. By doing this, the middle class never notices that the ruling class in DC is handing companies (that they are tied to) billions in corporate welfare. The government wants you to blame the greeter at Wal-mart for the tax burden, so you don’t notice that companies like Bank of America and Citigroup paid nothing in taxes even though they posted billions of dollars in profit. That’s right Americans, it’s very likely that you personally paid more in federal taxes last year than two of the largest banking establishments in the world combined. But, it’s the single mom working at McDonald’s that you call a welfare queen.

If you make $50,000 per year, you pay about a dime per day to fund the food stamp program. That ten cents per day feeds 1 out of 5 American children. Meanwhile you pay about $16.43 per day to fund subsidies for multi-billion dollar corporations, many of which don’t pay any taxes at all. The corporate welfare for Boeing alone would feed America’s 47 million food stamp recipients for two months.

Sniffing Money money money. Where does the art money go.

Billions of dollars in arts funding is serving a mostly wealthy, white audience that is shrinking while only a small chunk of money goes to emerging art groups that serve poorer communities that are more ethnically diverse, according to a report being released Monday.

The report from the Washington-based National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, a watchdog group, shows foundation giving has fallen out of balance with the nation’s increasingly diverse demographics. The report was provided to The Associated Press before its release.

A large portion of funding goes to more traditional institutions such as major museums, operas and symphonies. But recent surveys show attendance at those institutions is declining, while more people are interested in community-based arts groups.

“It is a problem because it means that – in the arts – philanthropy is using its tax-exempt status primarily to benefit wealthier, more privileged institutions and populations,” wrote the report’s author, Holly Sidford.  For the full report see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/10/arts-funding-report_n_1003065.html, Arts Funding is supporting a white, wealthy audience.

We at furbirdsqueerly can hardly wait to get to work on Part 3.

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Comments
  1. Sam says:

    Sorry America doesn’t do revolution. We are all to happy. Advise to you, take a bath, get a job and join us. You will be much more happier, find that you love more people and maybe have the chance to get rich too. Then I bet you will shut your mouth.