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Response to joshcryer (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 15, 2015, 08:11 AM

25. Instead of calling it redistribution, call it SHARING instead

We should treat the superrich the way most moms and dads treat the selfish kids in the family who refuses to share their most prized possessions with their brothers and/or sisters. Know how moms and dads deal with kids who won't share? They make them share their toys, video games, etc., to teach them not to be selfish, and that selfishness is for small babies, not for big children. Only kids 2 and under, who are too young to share, should be allowed the "It's mine" mentality without being called out on it.

Here's how we can bring this economic inequality to its knees: publicly shame the billionaires--especially the Koch Bros. and the Walton family--who want to fatten their already overbloated net worth by comparing them to tantrum-throwing, toy-hoarding toddlers. Subtly suggest that RW billionares have have arrested emotional development that cause their addiction to wealth, and that conservatism is a sign of stunted emotional development. Imply that RW billionaires have been 2 years old since they were 2. No self-respecting adult would allow toddlers to walk all over them, so why are we in general allowing overgrown toddlers with too much wealth for their own good tell us what to do, think, and feel?

The childish billionaire oligarchs may not get the message, but the voters just might, if not immediately, over time. And no, we can't just preach to the choir; we eventually have to go into enemy-occupied territory to win RW voters over to our side with the message of economic progressivism.

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