Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by john » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:25 pm

ExpatBob wrote:
john wrote:
Of course not, the poor want to be poor. :roll:
I don't see them doing anything to improve their condition, other than complaining. So yes, they do want to be poor. Those who truly don't want to be poor shut up, work, and save, in order to become "not poor."
I don't see the wannabe rich doing anything to improve their condition, other than complaining. So yes, they do want to be wannabe rich. Those who truly don't want to be wannabe rich, shut up, work, and save, in order to become "not wannabe rich."
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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by Southerner » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:36 pm

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admin wrote:let me get this strait.
See, even Admin has done well for himself despite his terrible spelling :) Who says folks can't get ahead?!
I knew the owner of a truck and trailer dealership in Michigan that had no idea what punctuation was but when it followed a $ sign, he knew whole numbers, zeroes, commas, and decimal points very well... as he loads of them in his bank account.
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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by MikieO » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:04 pm

Resentment, well yes. Some fairly well to do types even feel that burglary and street robbery are justified. "You can't really blame them, they take opportunities as they come" what? :roll:
I know with 100% certainty that the next flaite POS that tries to jump me on Ave Providencia will need a colostomy bag. :alien:
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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by john » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:55 pm

MikieO wrote:Resentment, well yes. Some fairly well to do types even feel that burglary and street robbery are justified.
Not sure if your comment is directed at me. If so, let me be perfectly clear, "I do not resent anyone, nor do I think burglary and street robbery are justified."
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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by MikieO » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:01 pm

No, you were, as usual, the furthest thing from my mind. I was referring to a conversation I had a few months ago with a hipster lady of a certain wine making family. No, not Senora Gato. :mrgreen:
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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:03 pm

MikieO wrote:No, you were, as usual, the furthest thing from my mind. I was referring to a conversation I had a few months ago with a hipster lady of a certain wine making family. No, not Senora Gato. :mrgreen:
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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by MikieO » Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:16 pm

eeuunikkeiexpat wrote:
MikieO wrote:No, you were, as usual, the furthest thing from my mind. I was referring to a conversation I had a few months ago with a hipster lady of a certain wine making family. No, not Senora Gato. :mrgreen:
Señora "Concha" :P
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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by Kaitee » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:32 pm

Just because someone has money, doesn't mean he's an asshole. There are jerks both rich and poor and all in between. I just laugh at the ones who think they are so special because they have what they do. Not special. Might have more stuff than other people, but not really rich in what counts.
What I am saying is, contrary to popular liberal belief, the rich did not take money from the poor to make them poor. They either had more fortunate circumstances or worked harder, or made smarter decisions, or something. When the professors starts spouting things like this, and people buy it, you get a socialist leaning country, where there are still very wealthy people and even more poor people, because the middle class gets taxed out of existence. Someone has to give the poor their "fair share", so you get the government involved with their programs. In America, the poor often sit on their arse and do nothing but suck up the free phones, healthcare, rent, television and food...while complaining bitterly about their plight.
If any of these programs really worked, why are there still so many poor people? More and more programs, more and more money and free stuff handed out and more and more people collecting it. If everyone was busy working to survive, the world would be a better place.
End of my rant.

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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by john » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:35 pm

Kaitee wrote:Just because someone has money, doesn't mean he's an asshole. There are jerks both rich and poor and all in between. I just laugh at the ones who think they are so special because they have what they do. Not special. Might have more stuff than other people, but not really rich in what counts.
What I am saying is, contrary to popular liberal belief, the rich did not take money from the poor to make them poor. They either had more fortunate circumstances or worked harder, or made smarter decisions, or something. When the professors starts spouting things like this, and people buy it, you get a socialist leaning country, where there are still very wealthy people and even more poor people, because the middle class gets taxed out of existence. Someone has to give the poor their "fair share", so you get the government involved with their programs. In America, the poor often sit on their arse and do nothing but suck up the free phones, healthcare, rent, television and food...while complaining bitterly about their plight.
If any of these programs really worked, why are there still so many poor people? More and more programs, more and more money and free stuff handed out and more and more people collecting it. If everyone was busy working to survive, the world would be a better place.
End of my rant.
Based on your apparent lack of understanding of the basic socio-economic facts, I'm guessing your source of 'news' comes principally from watching Fox News and watching (or listening to) syndicated conservative commentators (e.g., Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham and Russ Limbaugh). You really need to get out more. :P
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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by Andres » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:51 pm

Good ad hominem, John.
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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by john » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:59 pm

Andres wrote:Good ad hominem, John.
It may be borderline ad hominem…if so, I apologize. Nonetheless, I stand by the veracity of my comments.
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Re: Inequality in Chilean society breeds resentment

Post by frozen-north » Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:52 pm

The fact that the poster resurrected the other thread makes me wonder if he/she is a troll.

Still, a reply to the possible troll:
How Wealth Reduces Compassion

As riches grow, empathy for others seems to decline

http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... ompassion/

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