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Dain (Mupetblast) Says:
October 11, 2011 at 12:54 am
Now there’s this.
According to a press release for the march, the targets were, “specifically chosen for their willingness to hoard wealth at the expense of the 99%.”
Death to the hoarders! This shit is as ancient as it is base.
Hopefully Anonymous Says:
October 11, 2011 at 1:09 am
Where does your aesthetic come from? On the one hand “rational” targeting of rentier elites seems astroturfy to me because the masses are too stupid to have that as a schelling point.
On the other hand, it’s comical to have a good faith pity party for people at the beneficial 1% tail of just about any distribution pattern.
I’m not a progressive because my focus isn’t on either the central tendency or the left tail of the distribution when it comes to resource control (outcomes and safety nets is a trickier question but my focus sure as hell isn’t on risking survival of the central tendency to protect welfare or egalitarian conditions for the left tail).
But the baseness claim I don’t really get. Policing against resource hoarding doesn’t seem base to me in and of itself. Then the discussion becomes technocratic.