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Twitter Roasts the Millionaire Who Thinks Workers Have It Too Easy At the Moment

By Petr Navovy | Social Media | September 14, 2023 |

By Petr Navovy | Social Media | September 14, 2023 |


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Somewhere along the way, corporations and the rich started to deploy an argument against higher taxes which basically amounted to saying: You can’t raise our taxes, that’s not fair, there should be a compromise. I can’t remember who said it, but the best response I’ve ever heard to that was: ‘Compromise? You want compromise? Look at history and count the number of aristocratic heads that started to hang from spikes every time the rich decided to take a little bit too much from the rest of us. Motherfu**er, taxes are the compromise.’

We’re at such a particular point in history, standing on the threshold (well, past that now) of climate apocalypse, and at this point any sane civilization would be banding together and throwing every resource possible at the problem so as to prevent the worst of the worst coming to pass. But we don’t live in a sane system. We live in capitalism, and the same psychopathic tendencies of that system that got us to the disaster we find ourselves in show not just no signs of abating, but actually seem to be increasing.

You can see this manifested in our beyond parody billionaire class, whose excesses and disastrous effects on the environment, the economy, and everything else are so vast they’re difficult to fully conceptualise. The billionaires are the worst, but the millionaires aren’t far behind them. Social media was bubbling recently in response to a millionaire who, in an unguarded moment, shared his view on the post-pandemic economic situation and how things have changed. You have to love these moments of honesty that strip away the glossy layer and obfuscating language that reveal how the system really works.

Twitter had many thoughts on this man and his opinions (sadly not as many on his appearance, but we always take the high road here, so that’s not something we do either, so I understand):