Occupy Wall Street… I have conflicting feelings. On the one hand, I understand the recession is making everybody desperate and the disparity between social classes keeps increasing, but on the other hand, I also reckon, it is the rich people who drive the economy for they make the businesses that make the jobs that we live on. If not, then they lend you the money you need to start your own business and be on your way to becoming one of them. (Oh! The horror! To sip Piña Coladas on a tropical paradise while being tended to every whim.) Isn’t that what we all want? Isn’t that why everyone is upset? The ones who have little want more (That word is everything. Read about it here: https://mariceljimenez.wordpress.com/2011/10/12/more/ ).
I would like to take a moment to point out that the people on the Occupy Wall Street movement are NOT starving to death! Why do I point this out? Just to note, that if the rich should suddenly feel like giving all their money away, it would probably serve a more gracious purpose if it went to feed the starving of the world and not those upset because they can’t afford a flat screen t. v.
That said, let’s dive into the real problem: MORE (I’m telling you its the root of all evil). If we look at history it will be evident that division of class has always been and thus will probably always be. Those who are rich need the poor to do the tasks they don’t want to do themselves. It’s the natural curve of distribution; bell-shaped, with a bunch in the middle and two extremes. People, that will always be!!! They day the population curve is a straight line where everyone has exactly the same, we have communism!! Is that what we want?
So then, what is the goal of this movement? There will always be rich, there will always be poor; what is the point? I think the point is to minimize the disparity between classes; that the extreme points be less extreme. How? Well, about that, I agree with the people at Occupy. I believe it is the rich and powerful who can do this.
Millionaires and billionaires: Don’t you have enough? If you dare answer with a “no” then you do deserve to have airplanes rain on you. So now I ask you this: What would happen if you lowered your prices just a bit? I mean, if everything we bought cost .50 cents less, life would be cheaper! Would you rich suddenly stop being rich? I doubt it. Perhaps instead of making 10 million a year, you will only make 5. Oh! Poor things! How will you afford that yacht then? (Cue sounds of tortured screams). Buy a smaller yacht people!!!! Balance is key. (If only they would read this!!!)
Back to those on Occupy… I have an idea and it involves us women. (Hehehehehehe). Girls, we are the ones driving consumerism. We do the majority of the shopping. We have more clothes and more shoes, and those of us with kids are usually the ones doing the grocery shopping. Not only that, but we power a billionaire industry all by ourselves. If we really want to change things, all we have to do is: STOP WEARING MAKE UP! Think about it just a little bit.