Comments on: Sympathy for the Plutocrat http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/sympathy-for-the-plutocrat-2/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Knute5 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/sympathy-for-the-plutocrat-2/#comment-64212 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 16:22:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14636#comment-64212 To quote the Simpsons, “Mmm, that’s good satire.”

Let’s be honest. EVERY group (ethnic, class, geographical, etc.) makes itself the center of the universe. The problem is casino capitalists now own the nation’s economy and wield immense power, so when they shift the planetary orbit around themselves, it has far greater impact.

And these profit creators are not necessarily job creators. In many cases they’re job exporters or job destroyers. It’s a lot easier to make money with money than with people, ideas and products/services. But I don’t blame them for doing what they do any more than I blame a scorpion for stinging like a scorpion.

I blame us for staring blankly at the ground, panicking about our tiny piece of the pie, and allowing them to do it.

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By: GopalRao http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/sympathy-for-the-plutocrat-2/#comment-63847 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 04:08:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14636#comment-63847 May be it was supposed to be joke or satire .But It was fun reading it.

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By: usausa06 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/sympathy-for-the-plutocrat-2/#comment-63567 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:04:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14636#comment-63567 Oh yes- poor Obama, who has been helped every step of the way by rich benefactors. It is the rich against Obama. Since when? Last week? – Now, I have no love for Romney either but Obama is loved by plent of plutocrats. The wealthiest man in the world Mr. Slim has ties. Georges Soros has very strong ties. And there are many others. The above is drivel. Regulate and steal in the name of the state. Yes, that makes much more sense. Please make government larger so we can suffocate small business some more. More red tape is just what we need. But the plutocrats- you know the ones who write the laws don’t want regs —that they can control? That makes sense.

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By: DwDunphy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/sympathy-for-the-plutocrat-2/#comment-63557 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:29:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14636#comment-63557 Unfortunately, the age of satire is over, replaced by “flame wars” of repeated taunts to “s**k it.”

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By: Shoshie http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/sympathy-for-the-plutocrat-2/#comment-63556 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:56:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14636#comment-63556 Reading your name makes me feel good :) Thnx

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By: OneOfTheSheep http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/sympathy-for-the-plutocrat-2/#comment-63554 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:48:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14636#comment-63554 @stevedebi,

“Only a true idiot would write this sort of stuff on a major news site if these were his/her true beliefs.”

While I agree entirely, it it only logic and common sense that signal this verbal garbage is satire. But there there exist those who fundamentally agree with the sentiments thus expressed. And there are those too dull to “get the joke”.

There are, in truth, those whose actions daily publicly demonstrate a fundamental and complete contempt for the great majority of American citizens. So I feel the need to point out the “economic taliban” hiding within America’s “engine of democracy”.

These are as able to “fade into the background after each nefarious deed” as their Islamic brethren in cowardice assume the disguise of innocent civilians. They would play the part of the knowing child who shoots a friend and then claims they “didn’t mean it” or “it wasn’t me”. Is their victim any less shot?

This is why in war, those who fight in civilian clothes and not uniform can and should be shot as spies without trial. Those who disrespect or otherwise minimize the values that grant each American, however unequal, genuine opportunity to succeed should expect to “take their just lumps”.

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By: Crash866 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/sympathy-for-the-plutocrat-2/#comment-63551 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:15:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14636#comment-63551 I weep for the lemmings

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By: stevedebi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/sympathy-for-the-plutocrat-2/#comment-63546 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:24:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14636#comment-63546 I don’t think the author considered that many people would not realize this is satire. Only a true idiot would write this sort of stuff on a major news site if these were his/her true beliefs. They would write something entirely opposite.

Sadly, many on the left believe exactly what this satire is saying.

Good one!

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By: scythe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/sympathy-for-the-plutocrat-2/#comment-63542 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:43:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14636#comment-63542 Nick’s article joins the trend to question the role of plutocrats and their greed in the future of america.

plutocrats and their aynrandlerism are a blight on the face of american generosity

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By: SFCarioca http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/16/sympathy-for-the-plutocrat-2/#comment-63538 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:20:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14636#comment-63538 Wo, Nick, I’m really sorry that not everyone who read this realized it was satire! At least you succeeded in getting people worked up… and hopefully to the polls!

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