Let me get this straight, so rich Americans pay the highest level of taxes so there’s federal funds to #CancelStudentDebt but the people who scream CSD generalise all rich people into corrupt, greedy and heartless.
They get offended when called incompetent freeloaders but the rich don’t want to be judged like them is politically incorrect, so the rich must muzzle themselves or worse, justify their morality but poor people get a free pass under the idealistic disempowered assumption that "bad things happen to good people", that all poor people are intrinsically morally correct and can't make lousy decisions ever.
They behave as if poor people have an automatic shield to prevent corruption but rich people somehow lack it. If it's true that wealth and power comes together, they can buy it, no? There're many superficial shallow people around, look at all the idiotic influencers without any brains, skills or college education, their main goal is looking pretty, they proudly declare how many hours they spend to take that one perfect photo, twerking scantily cladded to music is a sign of body confidence.
They're so basic that they get popular because they're.
Everyone likes an underachiever, they aren't intimidating, being around them can be soothing, when you compare, you aways feel better about yourself. They're also not the kind of people you pay as well, they can gain a large online following fast, people would never trust them with money.
The rich can buy power over the massive herds of mindless sheep without any ability to think for themselves, not as if rich good stewards are given credit since so many have weak principles and values so people might as well be rich and misunderstood rather than poor and misunderstood, it makes sense.
Then judgmental poor people are baffled why rich people don’t mix with them proclaiming it's all about the rich being arrogant.
No one likes entitled demanding people who cross boundaries, why is it so hard to understand?
I met plenty of judgmental people, both poor and rich, the classier rich people who're well educated and usually working tend to have a more balanced view of society, especially if they work in the public sector where they meet people from various socioeconomic levels, they're humbled by reality.
The ones who aren't working usually have no common sense, are intellectually and emotionally stunted adults, they never outgrew their childhood pampering, they rely on parents, spouse or their kids, they have zero independence to speak of.
That also comes with its own set of stressors, they're under their thumbs and aren't exactly free, you can indeed be rich and trapped.
There's a difference between the pedigree rich and the nouveau riche, the former is well schooled on social graces of the wealthy, the latter ostracised for their ostentatious flaunting.
You can't really learn these things from a book, except by being around them or being one of them. There's plenty of friction between these two groups as well, the philanthropy style is also different because their ethos is different. Either group might not be well educated as well, not all rich people read or stay in school, some indeed are purposeless bums, a genuine disgrace to themselves, their parents and a nation.
Starting off with more has never meant ending up with even more, people can squander inheritance away just like they can squander a pay check away, spendthrifts start off from all socioeconomic levels.
Poor people have an illusionary idea that wealth will 100% insulate them, so they work very hard (for free I might add) to break down what they see as these walls between the wealthy and the poor so rich people will finally taste the chaos on the streets and give up what they see as their dues.
Do they think rich people are going to stand in the balcony window, spray money out of their own pockets while poor people stand in the streets to catch a windfall?
No wonder so many people play the lottery, this thinking is as good as playing the lottery, the house always wins and they don't get it, they're set up to lose.
Those few winners are leeching off the rest who lose, but you don't see them hating on them, the people who didn't do anything to earn it.
But the ones who do the daily grind are the assholes now?
So they become street criminals to hold suit criminals accountable, both sides think they’re holier when thou, on the right side of history. They scream vague ideas of exploitation, pump their fists in the air to express their anger at capitalism, have zero impulse control, get offended easily and hurl accusations at anyone who advise them otherwise, without the ability to civilly discourse without coming unhinged.
So those who live within their means, didn’t enrol in college because they prioritised bill paying, those who paid off school debt by missing out on luxuries now have to tolerate them calling it "predatory loans".
This kind of misinformed social justice becomes more social injustice, responsible people just feel resentful how they walked the right path and did what an honourable citizen is suppose to do, now they're penalised and asked to shut up as someone else gets a free ride on their hard earned taxes.
Like loans is a stalking wolf that hunted them down in the concrete jungle and they were innocent docile lambs that accidentally fell into the unseen trap of capitalistic deceit.
Big bad capitalistic wolf caught the little red riding hood.
It would be entertaining if it wasn't so infantilised.
Instead of it being a clear exchange of money for education, a big ticket item that must be carefully planned for with the intention of paying back. If the pandemic didn't happen, they would still have to grapple with debt, these things don't just disappear magically.
A nation actually need people to work hard, to manage money responsibly so they don't burden a system, far too many people aren't self reliant in any way shape or form, emotionally, mentally or financially.