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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 06:36 PM
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Once again, it's all about fucking Americans for the sake of immense short term profit. Seriously, our country is turning into a cast system. Social mobility and the "American Dream" are dead, meaning those born without wealth cannot gain wealth. The percentage of "Rags to Riches" cases are so infrequent compared with the population, that it's practically the same thing as winning the lottery.

The other thing to observe is that many of the "Rags to Riches" people have un-ordinary resources and wealth at their disposal. My favorite example people like to glorify is Bill Gates, who despite what people think went to an upper class private school and had state-of-the-art computer technology at his disposal. If Bill Gates was born as some poor ass kid in the Bronx, he would probably be out in the street right now selling hot dogs, not sitting in a mansion being a billionaire. Until people realize that they cannot achieve the wealth the bourgeoisie are dangling in front of them, they will forever be chasing the dragon.

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