A Rich Man's Heaven Is A Poor Man's Hell

2015-02-09 19:37

The pyramid of power is a perplexing shape and structure to behold in common opinion. The higher one seems to rise, the better the view seems. The higher you rise, the lesser manual labour you have to contribute. Every level up the tower of power seems like a step closer to heaven – a manmade heaven on earth.

In the world of private power and wealth, it does not necessarily require hard work, dedication or talent to be successful. Most times, it’s just about being born in the right family. Family is extremely important in this secluded sector of society. In fact, family is everything. You carry the world on your shoulders for family. You deliver kings’ heads on a silver platter for family.

One who is born into royalty will no doubt thoroughly go through the tunnel of guilt early in life because he or she quickly comes into realisation of their excessive privilege. Royalty always comes at the expense of the poor. As they often say, ‘a rich man’s heaven is a poor man’s hell’. The heir will therefore either break apart from this awareness or hold stiff and pretend not to care, like many of their particular predecessors.

Just as the majestic heights of Sandton overlook the aging suburbs of Bramley and the degraded slums of Alexandra, the rich overlook the middle class and the poor as such. One who is born into wealth certainly comes into contact with these classes of burden without even having to leave the estate.

The maids and servants who fill the manor in excellent provision are the poorest of working society. The tower of power literally keeps the hardest working class at the miserable bottom of the food chain. Miners do the most engaging of tasks in the mining field, but they are the least compensated. As in the laws of slavery, the one who puts in the most crucial labour is the most despised.

The rich kid will likewise be aware of the middle class, who are professional and generally work smart. The middle class is exactly that – middle. They are not rich, and neither are they poor. In a rich man’s paradise, the middle class will not be excessive but will be outnumbered by the uneducated lower class. A population where the majority are the educated middle class is often intolerant of the ruling class in a way that becomes threatening. The lower class doubtlessly hate the rich, but without education they are well kept at bay.

The concept of privatisation certainly is rooted from the dispossession of the majority by the few. This is then followed by the enslavement of the defeated and the generation of different standards of living. The rich divide the people according to the skilled and unskilled, and then they get the machine rolling, while they sit monitoring in comfort and accumulating large dividends to themselves.

The rich man’s logic is understandably flawed and crooked. He goes to a group of people and says, ‘Help me bake a cake’. He doesn’t say ‘let’s bake a cake’, but he says ‘help ME bake a cake’. This sets the precedent of understanding that this is not ‘OUR’ cake that ‘WE’ are baking, but ‘MY’ cake that ‘WE’ are baking. In this sense, we must not at all expect that every one of us will get the equal slice of the cake.

The beginning of this fraudulent economic system is violent or improper appropriation of land. Land is the most important aspect of privatization and capitalism because all labour happens over it. It is like the paper over which you draw your plans so to say. Once land is stolen [or privatized as they preferably say], the landlord sets the rules of rent to all occupants, and none can resist.

The rich families, in their union which comprises skilled, judicial and military personnel now can set the ball rolling in the blissful undertaking of their Capitalist design. The source of their great error is possessiveness over selflessness. Their hearts are polluted with selfish and acquisitive ideals, based on twisted beliefs and psychotic fears.

They construct society in a way which guarantees special privileges for a slight minority while keeping an enormous majority in desire and lust. For the rich to sustain their power, they will need the poor to desire wealth and look up to their high positions in society. Once the poor realise the pursuit of wealth is not sustainable, they will likewise withdraw their admiration for the wealthy.

In this sense, the people realise it will never be possible for everyone to be wealthy. If that should happen, then we can’t label them wealthy any more, since the status is now common among all. Wealth exists as an opposite of poverty. Depraved as it may sound, what makes wealth such a pleasurable experience is that it is exclusive and limited.

So rather than infuse the culture of working as an equal team, Capitalism encourages bestial and selfish laws like ‘survival of the fittest’ and ‘the earliest bird catches the fattest worm’. What they call entrepreneurs are basically people who spot opportunity and swiftly ride on a structure which generates profit for personal gain at the expense of those employed and society at large. In a better world, an entrepreneur will modestly take his middle class post either as a conceptualizer or a manager.

A system of profit driven privatisation has undeniably proved both immoral and unsustainable. Land can never be privatised to certain individuals at the expense of the community. With regard to the South African example, Nationalisation was the amicable solution, but was ironically rejected by the same minority which had unfairly benefited from colonialism. They defended a system of iniquity, and reasoned that capitalism inspired creativity and responsibility.

But the well-known fruits of profit driven capitalism are greed, division, inequality, fraud, theft, money laundering, sabotage, counterfeiting, price fixing, bribery, embezzlement, and worse more. One might argue that not all capitalists are corrupt, but the issue is, the system of capitalism itself is corrupt. Lawfully, it should not be legal for one entity to claim private ownership of a public serving institution, such that the proceeds from its function benefit that individual above those who work thence and the community at large.

As global opinion and critique of the Capitalist system intensifies for the worst, Socialism is seen as the plausible solution. There is an ever mounting pressure for leading nations to nationalise crucial sectors of the economy and to reduce the inequality gap. But capitalism will not go down without a fight as it seems. Those who seek to protect private property are intensely using their abundant means to sustain what they believe to be a just and progressive system. ©

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