Benga Wrote:
Nov 11, 2012 4:59 AM
1. It is a common misconception, but the Left doesn't hate the rich. What we hate is the system by which the rich wield undue influence over our politicians, in order to rig the rules for privatized gain and socialized risk at the top. We don't believe this represents the ideals of Capitalism or democracy. Politicians will always listen to who pays them the most (for campaigns, kickbacks or future job prospects), and we feel that either they can work for the rich, or we can change the system and have them work for the non-rich majority, and thus for the public good. I don't think any rich person is by definition evil, but if their "speech" (money) drowns out mine and produces policies I think hinder the country, I have to view those