“The big lie about capitalism is that everyone can be rich. That’s impossible. Capitalism works only if the vast majority of the population are kept poor enough to never quit working, are kept poor enough to accept distasteful jobs society cannot function without. If everyone were a millionaire, who would empty the trash or repair the sewers? It follows that the poorer the general population is made, the greater the worth of the money held by the wealthy, in terms of the lives which may be bought and sold with it.”
— Michael Rivero (via fucknobigbrother) (via fuckyeahmiserablethings) (via zeitgeistmovement)
Millionaires have evolved to such a high level of existence that they no longer produce excrement? Have they become so efficient in everything that they no longer produce any waste? Have they evolved to a point that no longer requires any action? They take on no hobbies, work on no projects? Do they sit still, stagnate, and let their wealth sit in a dark room never to be touched again? Obviously not.
So really, do you think millionaires enjoy sitting around in garbage heaps? Or maybe they enjoy finger painting with human waste? Again, obviously not. So I ask, will there really be absolutely no jobs in trash collection or wastewater systems?…
btw, the premise and the implications derived from that premise. All wrong.