Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Having Too Much Money Screws Up the Mind

I naively thought billionaire vulture capitalist Tom Perkins would have the sense to keep his mouth shut after his unbelievable remarks about how his elite class is being persecuted by those "terrible" 99.999-percenters not unlike what happened during the Nazi era.

However, I was wrong:

Last week, Tom Perkins, who's becoming America's most controversial venture capitalist, suggested the very rich should get more votes than everyone else. In his ideal system, he said, "it should be like a corporation. You pay a million dollars in taxes, you get a million votes. How's that?"

Well, un-American, for starters. But more on that in a minute. Perkins quickly indicated he wasn't being entirely serious, just as he'd backtracked after saying on another occasion that criticism of the 1% was akin to Nazi persecution of Jews. Apparently his pronouncements aren't to be taken literally; they're pleas for understanding from a brave member of a victimized minority group. Right.

Next thing you know, they will be asking for preferential treatment. Wait a minute: They already ARE getting that, thanks to our idiot Congress and state and local governments. They also are objects of insane wealth worship by the masses while these rich interests continue to pick their pockets via divide-and-conquer propaganda. They even have an ideology, libertarianism or neoliberalism, which gives political cover for their mental illness of sociopathy.

People with too much money really do become deranged in one way or the other. If they hurt only themselves, that wouldn't be so bad, except for the families who have to put up with them, but unfortunately their insanity is hurting millions upon millions, even billions, of other people.

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