I just put an end to a very silly conversation on my Facebook account between me and a socialist. Responding to this post he offered:
“Ahead of the Curve” by Joseph Ellis make a very good case that there is no truth in the trickle down theory. Rich people have a propensity to save, not make risky investments. Most all of them are nothing more than clever parasites.
You missed the point of my post. Re-read. And calling “rich” people clever parasites is an extreme view I don’t come close to sharing. First off what is “rich”? Second, why would someone be a parasite cause they have more money than you? Not at all logical thinking. Envy.
Only people who’s conscience doesn’t approve their conduct is subject to envy and jealousy. Luckily, I’m not one of them. If all we have seen over the past several months haven’t convinced you that most rich people are clever parasites, you need to remove your rose colored glasses. We can always have a separate discussion about the definition of rich.
…the term “rich” can mean anything. If you are going criticize “rich” and not even bother to define the term before you use it, your argument is specious at best.
I then decided this was a “friend” I no longer needed on Facebook. The interchange had me go find a good Eric Hoffer quote:
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.