Sunday, March 21, 2004

It's My Money!

"It's MY money, I'll spend it!" Elton John

petulant little snot, isn't he? Oh, well, I like his songs, and I can't help it if he sucks you know what. Maybe it's good for him. It's rather worse that he's such a conspicuous consumer and incautious spender. Donating his glad rags to charity auctions later is just the usual rich man's ploy for making the rest of us feel grateful. First, they steal the money, robbing men, women, and children on the way to the top if they have to, then they want museums and athletic stadiums named after them and unlimited credit for giving some of it back when they realize they can't spend it all in one lifetime. Hardly anyone would turn down being rich, but we also make far too much out of it. People like Bill Gates, now as rich as a small country, may sometimes be admired, but they should also be admonished. Bill never cut a price in his life, though he cut a few throats in the process of doing business. His Gates Foundation isn't "sharing" the wealth, he's doling it out. Who elected him (or them), we should all wonder.

Corrupt systems support themselves, while The People stand around and admire the predatory bastards. Whatever happened to the Revolution? I guess we all got too busy with the stock market and stuffing our faces with Starbuck's coffee and delicious Krispy Kreme donuts. Maybe we deserve Elton John and Bill Gates, come to think of it.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: "I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight." Rita Rudner

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