Saturday, February 1, 2014

PERKINS IN WONDERLAND

Watching, listening, and reading about this nauseatingly rich clown makes me wonder if he actually fell down a rabbit hole and is living in Alice's Wonderland?

There is no doubt in my mind that Mr Perkins is either BS crazy or a full-blown sociopath. In either case someone should consider guardianship procedures commence post haste.

To make comments like "let the rich do what they do best; get richer" and, not-to-worry, he'll let some of the leftovers trickle down to the masses is nothing more than the epitome of narcissistic arrogance.

His point? People should not be upset because these few "talented" individuals hoard the world's wealth but should rather be cheering them on. For the masses to pick on his small band of greedy clowns is just plain "wrong" says Perkins. He goes so far as to assert that revolutions; when the majority has had enough of being exploited by the minority;  is harmful to the majority. WTF? HUH? OMG!

If Mr Perkins and the 1% Club had their way history books would be rewritten to claim that; for example, the American Revolution was bad for Americans who "demonized" the aristocracy and monarchy. He sounds much like Marie Antoinette and her "let them eat cake" attitude towards the less fortunate than him.

Here's a clue on how people like Perkins were seen during similar times in history;

A MODEST PROPOSAL

                                      Jonathan Swift

The full title of Swift's pamphlet is "A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burthen to their Parents, or the Country, and forMaking them Beneficial to the Publick." The tract is an ironically conceived attempt to "find out a fair, cheap, and easy Method" for converting the starving children of Ireland into "sound and useful members of the Commonwealth." Across the country poor children, predominantly Catholics, are living in squalor because their families are too poor to keep them fed and clothed.


The author argues, by hard-edged economic reasoning as well as from a self-righteous moral stance, for a way to turn this problem into its own solution. His proposal, in effect, is to fatten up these undernourished children and feed them to Ireland's rich land-owners. Children of the poor could be sold into a meat market at the age of one, he argues, thus combating overpopulation and unemployment, sparing families the expense of child-bearing while providing them with a little extra income, improving the culinary experience of the wealthy, and contributing to the overall economic well-being of the nation.

The author offers statistical support for his assertions and gives specific data about the number of children to be sold, their weight and price, and the projected consumption patterns. He suggests some recipes for preparing this delicious new meat, and he feels sure that innovative cooks will be quick to generate more. He also anticipates that the practice of selling and eating children will have positive effects on family morality: husbands will treat their wives with more respect, and parents will value their children in ways hitherto unknown. His conclusion is that the implementation of this project will do more to solve Ireland's complex social, political, and economic problems than any other measure that has been proposed.
One would think that Mr Perkins and those who are as delusional as he is would have learned a lesson from history rather than choosing to live in "fantasy-land" the masses be damned.





I believe we have to be careful that we don’t demonize anybody and we don’t demonize the most creative part of society," he said. "As a class, we are beginning to engage in class warfare. The rich as a class are threatened through higher taxes, more regulation."

Essentially, his argument is the classic "trickle down economics" theory, that the rich are the job creators, that as they spend money everyone benefits and gets richer.

The creative 1 % are threatened. … I’m friends with Al Gore who tells me income inequality is the No. 1 problem in America. But the 1% are not causing the inequality. They are the job creators. I think Kleiner Perkins itself over the years has created pretty close to 1 million jobs and we’re still doing it. It’s absurd to demonize the rich for being rich and doing what the rich do, which is get richer by creating opportunities for others."

There were moments where Perkins showed off his over-the-top wealth, too. He talked about how he owned an "underwater airplane." And he pointed to his watch and said, "This isn’t a Rolex. I could buy a six-pack of Rolexes for this."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/perkins-on-nazi-quote-inequality-2014-1#ixzz2s7KJW7SX