I am not an envious person, nor am I someone just trying to make as much money as possible. If that was my goal I would’ve just stayed at my cushy and easy Wall Street job. This isn’t about money, it is about the fact that the richest people in the world are merely abusing the monetary and political systems of their nations while pushing everyone else into deep debt servitude. Moreover, now in the United States the oligarchs are attempting to disarm the population so that their fortunes are protected from the masses that they have just raped and pillaged. From the Los Angeles Times:
The richest people on the planet got even richer in 2012, adding $241 billion to their collective net worth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 100 wealthiest individuals.
The aggregate net worth of the world’s top 100 stood at $1.9 trillion at the market close Dec. 31, according to the index. Of the people who appeared on the final ranking of 2012, only 16 registered a net loss for the 12-month period.
“Last year was a great one for the world’s billionaires,” said John Catsimatidis, the billionaire owner of Red Apple Group Inc., in an email written poolside on his BlackBerry in the Bahamas.
Meanwhile, as Spain descended into the gutter in 2012…
Amancio Ortega, the Spaniard who founded retailer Inditex, was the year’s biggest gainer. The 76-year-old tycoon’s fortune increased to $57.5 billion, a gain of $22.2 billion, according to the index, as shares of the retailer that operates the Zara clothing chain rose 66.7%.
In the midst of all of this, we get editorials like the following out of Vanity Fair: Kurt Eichenwald: Let’s Repeal the Second Amendment.
Full LA Times article here.