Are rich people just jerks? I had a discussion with a conservative several years ago about Antonin Scalia and he was explaining why he’s such a gadfly. I simply responded that with all of the stories of him being a conservative contrarian Scalia sounded less like someone with an intellectual disagreement and more like, really, an asshole.
The working definition by the way is such:
Assholes, jerks — semantics. The important bit is “less ethical, more selfish, more insular, and less compassionate than other people.”
We know that the superwealthy have a different agenda, I wrote about that a couple of days ago in regards to Illinois, but it’s really about almost everything. Polls bear it out.
Maybe the 99% movement was wrong to focus on unfairness. Let’s just call a spade a spade and say that the super wealthy are just selfish jerks you wouldn’t want to have a beer with, have as neighbors, and you certainly don’t want them making policy decisions.
Fuck those guys, go and vote fer cryin’ out loud.