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Response to erpowers (Reply #49)

Sat Aug 19, 2017, 11:39 AM

59. To oppose a Clinton presidency in favor of a TRUMP presidency

and of course she has a right to promote Trump and his Nazi base. That isn't the point. The point is they most certainly did defend her wealth. They said it was wrong to demonize the rich. That is a fact. She is an extremely wealthy person championed, defended and martyred. You'll have to excuse me but I'm not seeing a huge distinction between $19 million and $90. For most people who are not rich, the distinction is meaningless. From my perspective, anything over $100k a year is a fuck of a lot of money.

My point was that she said in a position of extreme comfort to glibly call for revolution that risks the lives others is irresponsible and frankly reprehensible. We saw that revolution in Charlottesville. That is the world that Sarandon made.

Now, you may think an alliance with fascism makes extreme wealth better than those who support Democratic candidates and give t heir money to the poor. I do not.

But what your splitting hairs about $19 million and the righteousness of arguing for the defeat of Clinton to trump demonstrates is that you are more than willing to excuse extreme wealth as long as you approve of those who holds it. It demonstrates there is no principled critique of capitalism or inequality. In fact, it reveals a clear determination to maintain the existing social order where the right people sit at the top and the rest are excluded.

Meanwhile, Thom Hartman is not to be criticized while multiple vacation homes and off-shore trusts from other one percenterss cannot even be spoken of because they are the right sort of one percenters.

The shifting excuses and justifications only highlight that there is no principle at work. There is the world according to us vs them. Beyonce's wealth is illegitimate because she isn't one of you. Sarandon's wealth must be defended because she is one of you.

Now you have a glimpse into why the rest of electorate did not think putting the demands for more wealth for a chosen few above their own interests was a worthwhile use of their vote.



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