Richest 1% Own 50% of the World’s Wealth

…according to well-known Marxist/Communist front Credit Suisse. And with its preternatural gift for being completely wrong about nearly everything, the Thing that Used to be Conservatism sees, not the bleedin’ obvious danger to civilization in that, but Pope Francis as the problem for pointing it out. My rule of thumb has become: if the Thing [Read More...]

Don’t Shop on Thanksgiving

Chintzy retailers who treat their employees like garbage and pay them poverty wages lie to you and tell you that you are harming their employees livelihood by not rushing out to be buy their shiny crap for Thanksgiving and feeding the Xmas Machine.  In reality, they are harming their employees by refusing to pay them [Read More...]

Homeless Texan becomes Youtube Star…

…after filming what it’s like to live on the street. If your first response is “No human being should be forced to live on the street” you are part of the solution. If your first response is “If he’s really so bad off, why does he have a cell cam and a computer upload it [Read More...]

Acceptable Losses

Low wage workers are lazy and deserve to be punished with death, like this woman. They are Takers who do not deserve a living wage. Unlike productive Makers such as the millionaire members of Congress or the living saints like Donald Trump and Paris Hilton who totally deserve their earnings due to hard, productive work. [Read more...]

This is Unquestionably True

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When Standard and Poors is Warning about Income Inequality…

…it‘s okay to ignore the prattle about “class envy” from the usual apologists for Class Warfare against the poor and acknowledge that we are facing a very serious problem. Catholics would do well to consider the possibility that Pope Francis, speaking out of the same Tradition as his predecessors, knows what he’s talking about. So, [Read More...]

Some people will see this meme…

…and concur that we need a more efficient police state to keep an eye on all those undocumented workers who work for crap wages and are thoroughly integrated into our economy enough to be exploited, but not to have rights–as the author of the meme intends.  Others, like me, look at it and think “Those [Read More...]

If Only Eisenhower Understood War like Cheney and Kristol Do

In other news, a 73 year old vet is fired for giving a bit of cornbread (that Cracker Barrel does not charge for) to a homeless guy. Because the universal destination of goods will not be tolerated when it does not benefit the powerful! 2445 Love for the poor is incompatible with immoderate love of riches [Read More...]

Zillionaire Nick Hanauer to his Fellow Zillionaires

Re: Pitchforks Let’s speak frankly to each other. I’m not the smartest guy you’ve ever met, or the hardest-working. I was a mediocre student. I’m not technical at all—I can’t write a word of code. What sets me apart, I think, is a tolerance for risk and an intuition about what will happen in the [Read More...]

It is so important to punish the poor

Especially poor mothers and children.  A nation awash in porn, but let a mother breastfeed her child and suddenly the League of Puritanical Purity is out in force to grind their faces in the dirt. [Read more...]