Originally Posted by sirhcyennek81
No society has ever existed that did not have people who had more than others. As someone else in this thread noted, no system is perfect because man is not perfect. You can argue logically the abuse of wealth and influence on government, and there are ways to limit it without culling out a single percentage of the population simply because they "have more". Giving everyone $20 an hr wages, free healthcare, free housing, free college, open borders, a completely green energy sector will not fix problems, but create new ones. Which group gets gutted with the rise of new problems?
It also bugs me that the people protesting are completely ok with taking power from one group and giving more power to another. So lets say they succeed in wealth redistribution, get everything they want. They are now serfs to a greatly expanded central authority with an even more diminished capacity to change it and probably no intention of wanting to change it. We have seen that play out before. How is the USSR doing these days?
Thanks for the feudalist manifesto.
Neither the French Revolution nor the American Revolution would have happened had people who espoused the arguments in your post prevailed.
Whether you realize it or not, you are championing an ideology that precludes the existence of a strong middle class and/or widespread prosperity and produces a state like Mexico (where ~30 families control all of the wealth and everyone else is a serf.)