soundtrack: stephen michael; tell me why // thoughts: are as follows
i am a communist. not to the point that i’d join a party or anything, because i’m also a realist and i know communism in action is bullshit. but in theory, i believe that if there weren’t any stupid eurocentric capitalist societies where the international companies control everything, the world would be a better place.
communism had a problem; the party became the elite. i envision a world where the elite is only a fraction of a living standard scale above the working class, because i know that human nature means people are going to want to be higher up eventually. but why does being better have to mean pulling others down?
i know everything is relative and all but couldn’t everyone get better together? how can we call ourselves equals when the rich get richer and the poor get poorer?
i believe that people can pass up opportunities, but there are seriously people who don’t have any opportunities because of their environment and nurture. lack of education isn’t anyone’s fault when they don’t want it, but it’s someone’s fault if they can’t have it. i mean seriously, capitalists need to get a social conscience instead of another holiday house. if you pay me, i’ll give you mine. (joke. kinda)
i know the world is never going to be perfect, and all that shit, but i don’t think the multi billionaires realise just how much they could be doing. they could still be sitting in their penthouse with their shiny jaguar parked downstairs and help starving people. more starving people. but they don’t care, because they’ve worked hard to get there and now they want to live it all up. it’s just that they had the opportunity to work for it, while many others don’t. and even if they don’t want to give stuff away for free, they could provide that opportunity for others. not by writing a motivational book and not by giving a lecture on how to invest. by creating something worth more than that. they just have to get off their self centred arse and wonder what it’s like to not have their solid brick walled house with glass window panes and closable doors.
god, if i ever find that rich guy, i’m going to make him care. because you don’t deserve to have money if you’re just going to sit on your leather couch and watch it grow.