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Subject:  Re: Guess Who's Back? Date:  2/15/2013  2:28 PM
Author:  CCinOC Number:  671656 of 746081

So you're right when you blame "culture," but it's not "leftist" culture.

Yes, it is leftist culture. I grew up watching the same "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" and I STILL didn't (and don't) resent the rich and famous. I thought, "How cool. I bet they worked their asses off to afford those cars, clothes and mansions."

Why is that? Because my parents didn't seem to mind at all that others enjoyed fabulous lifestyles while they worked at middle class jobs. They didn't even seem to mind when they "struggled" at middle class jobs while the rich apparently didn't struggle.

I didn't (and don't) automatically assume the rich and famous got their wealth through lyin', cheatin' and stealin', even while acknowledging that lyin', cheatin' and stealin' goes on among the rich and fabulous. Hey, lyin', cheatin' and stealin' goes on among the poor and middle class too.

Wealth envy. It's ugly.
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