Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Rich People REALLY Piss Me Off

I was reading this blog entry on Boudicca's Voice. From time immemorial there have always been useless, overly wealthy people. Yes, they own businesses where poor slobs in the working class gain employment. No, I am not a Communist or a Socialist. I'm not overly fond of people in general anyway. So I'm an equal opportunity disliker - rich, poor, Capitalist, Communist - doesn't matter to me. I totally prefer animals to people. So, when I get pissed off at really rich people - it's the norm - just the reasons are different. Rich people don't have to think about money, except how to spend it or who to screw with it. They aren't worried about medical bills, having enough insurance, wondering if they'll be able to afford to retire, home repairs (as in "can I afford to fix it?). They aren't looking for jobs or suffering through working at one, with all its' attendant stresses. They are planning what wine to drink with dinner, which will be cooked by some Mexican illegal, while they gaze at this particular home's landscaping (also thanks to some Mexican illegals, no doubt).

I won't go on and on about how unfair life is. That is a given. At least in this country, with hard work, you can level the playing field a bit. And I AM thankful for those things I DO have. I'm not living in a cardboard shack in a third world country waiting for a mud slide to bury me. The rich - and useless - have always been with us.

Pslams 49:15-17
"15 But God will redeem my life from the grave;
he will surely take me to himself.

16 Do not be overawed when a man grows rich,
when the splendor of his house increases;

17 for he will take nothing with him when he dies,
his splendor will not descend with him. "

and Ecclesiastes 5:8
"Riches Are Meaningless :

8 If you see the poor oppressed in a district, and justice and rights denied, do not be surprised at such things; for one official is eyed by a higher one, and over them both are others higher still. "

You know the phrase, "the only two things you can count on are death and taxes"? Well - nix on the taxes for the rich - however, death knows no boundaries. He takes the rich as well as the poor.

Me? I'm wishing that some hungry Florida alligators would polish off a few useless, wealthy people, instead of clueless natives and/or vacationers - and grab a couple of developers for dessert. But that's another peeve for another day.


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