If it’s not the first time I’ve said this, it won’t be the last: the rich are the enemy. The plain and simple fact is that the rich are far too rich, and there are far too few of them.
Literally, a few thousand people own and control almost all of the world, either directly or indirectly. Virtually nothing can be accomplished without their support and approval. This is not an exaggeration. This is a plain, simple, odious fact.
It’s the rich who stand in the way of protecting our world. They know that any meaningful effort to counter climate change will result in a loss of their revenue, and despite already having more money than half the world combined, they refuse to permit that.
Why do Fox News and other right-wing propaganda sites get away with all of the lies and outrageous claims that they make? It’s because the rich like it that way. Fox News is speaking on behalf of rich people.
Fox News is saying what rich people think.
How can Trump—a man so obviously and pathetically unfit for office—get away with all of the verifiable lies that he makes on a daily basis? Because he’s giving the rich exactly what they want, which is more money, which translates into even more power.
And as long as Trump keeps giving the rich what they want, the rich will support him completely.
War? Crashed economy? Ecological disaster? Doesn’t matter. All that matters is profit. Their profit.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that any and all efforts to make the world a better place will be met with harsh opposition from the rich.
Even the most modest of proposals to make the lives of the working class better will be labeled as communism.
That’s bad. That’s a hard hill to climb. But the truly pathetic thing is that if anyone dares to espouse this observation in public, some conservative yutz will accuse that person of “envy.”
And that’s what we’re up against, and it doesn’t look good. On the one hand, the grotesque perfidy of a few thousand billionaires and multi-millionaires who don’t have enough money, and on the other hand, hundreds of millions of brain-washed working class conservatives who are hopelessly servile to the powers that be.