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6. Missed it by that much |.|
Mon Dec 26, 2011, 03:33 PM
Dec 2011

Being wealthy doesn't automatically exclude one from being a citizen. Taibi is referring to an attitude that many of the 1% feel no obligation to the countries in which they live - let alone the world in which they live. Is that the point of humanity? To create the king or queen bee while the rest serve their needs or drown in poverty? Or is it to have a democracy in which the majority can find a place in which the needs of the community are considered important along side the needs of the individual? Or is it something else? It isn't wealth that determines what ideology one should follow. That's a matter of personal integrity. It seems that Taibi is pointing out a host of reprobates currently running rather large corporate empires that feel they can do whatever they want, regardless of the consequences that ripple out from their privileged position. That's not a consequence of wealth but a consequence of low character.

Would you mind terribly much putting your neck in this cradle? Please lie still. Here comes choochoo WingDinger Dec 2011 #1
How Nice...Matt Taibi and George H W Bush agree... brooklynite Dec 2011 #2
+1 Wait Wut Dec 2011 #4
yeah.. poor poor wealthy who think this is all about them fascisthunter Dec 2011 #31
Hum a few bars and I'll fake it. Zorra Dec 2011 #5
Missed it by that much |.| gtar100 Dec 2011 #6
Matt Taibbi never said that. The title of the OP is a blogger's Luminous Animal Dec 2011 #9
Oh, don't get in the way of someone's poutrage! ret5hd Dec 2011 #13
Ooooo I'm rich and no one likes me. MedicalAdmin Dec 2011 #19
The rich can be good citizens -those who pay taxes, and give it back to the community leveymg Dec 2011 #15
It is impossible to discuss the current economic situation... ljm2002 Dec 2011 #26
are you part of the 1%? fascisthunter Dec 2011 #30
holy shit. I didn't know it was so bad for you. DisgustipatedinCA Dec 2011 #32
I object to stereotypes and cliches... brooklynite Dec 2011 #33
I thought we were talking about your citizenship, and not your morality DisgustipatedinCA Dec 2011 #35
...and that's precisely my point... brooklynite Dec 2011 #36
It is so weird hearing the rich bitch about the poor. Major Hogwash Dec 2011 #3
You would think that history would give 'em a clue Mopar151 Dec 2011 #7
Showing there true colors. sarcasmo Dec 2011 #11
"They'll get more out of me if they show dotymed Dec 2011 #17
This is DUzy worthy. MedicalAdmin Dec 2011 #20
Hence my favorite expression: Ship of Fools Dec 2011 #12
He who dies with the most toys... Ikonoklast Dec 2011 #14
The key here is to make sure they die early... MedicalAdmin Dec 2011 #21
Minus the rip cord, of course ... :) Ship of Fools Dec 2011 #27
Oooooooo. Nice touch. MedicalAdmin Dec 2011 #28
because they need a scape goat.... something to point at fascisthunter Dec 2011 #29
Some may be, some may not be... But I'm pretty sure NO Corporations, people thought they may be, annabanana Dec 2011 #8
Too many extremes prepperdad Dec 2011 #10
Aren't pretty much ALL of members of Congress 1%? Romulox Dec 2011 #16
I believe the percentage is 47%... n/t. MedicalAdmin Dec 2011 #23
Here's a link to Taibbi's original hifiguy Dec 2011 #18
This is what I have been saying for years!! felix_numinous Dec 2011 #22
They have NOT declared independence. MedicalAdmin Dec 2011 #24
Confiscate all of their assets and deport them. roamer65 Dec 2011 #25
Well I would say that anybody who threatens to take their money socialist_n_TN Dec 2011 #34
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