For years, we have heard the communists on the left scream about the one percent. The one percent has been demonized for decades. Now that the left has fleeced that particular sheep for as much as they can get, it is time to lower the bar and come after the next target. They are calling it the “9.9 percent.”
Unlike one of the one percent, you probably know someone who is in the 9.9 percent. It takes surprisingly little income to get there, just $158,000 a year puts you into the top ten percent of wage earners in the United States. This is where you find all sorts of educated professionals: doctors, engineers, lawyers, and accountants, just to name a few.
This demographic has a fairly low net worth, too. This group has a new worth of as little as $1.2 million. If you own your own home, have a 401K, and don’t carry a lot of consumer debt, you are probably there.
So what does the left think of this demographic?
- You are white or Asian.
- You believe in the value of education
- You had your children in a planned and responsible way (not at 16)
- They think you have a “misguided belief that success depends on merit”
- You claim to have a prejudiced free view of others, which is often a way of evading the economic privilege that is at the base of your success
This is pure class warfare with a racial spin. This is the basis of the communist belief system. They want people to believe that those who are successful did so because they had some kind of hidden advantage that is unavailable to those who are poor.
We have seen this time and again in history- those who would seize power would tell the public that it isn’t their fault they aren’t successful, it is the fault of those who are somehow cheating.
Toastrider · November 11, 2021 at 10:06 am
Saw this coming a MILE away. They always redefine ‘the rich’ downward to go after easier targets.
Anonymous · November 11, 2021 at 2:54 pm
These educated professionals obey government, work for government, vote for government, snitch to government. Regardless of their intentions, their behavior of giving aid and comfort to government is hazardous. They reject all attempts at being shown how their actions are bringing about the opposite of their intentions; the Ron Paul run for president was the strongest education and outreach effort in history. Liberty through education has been experimentally tested, and has failed. Now what?
Divemedic · November 11, 2021 at 5:14 pm
LOL. Really? I am part of that 9.9 percent. So are many other liberty minded people. JKB from gunfreezone, borepatch, and others.
But hey, hate people who make a good living if you must.
Anonymous · November 11, 2021 at 6:16 pm
Yes, I know, and it’s exactly that group I’m trying to reach. I certainly don’t hate you because you have earned material success by your own extensive, lifelong effort at producing good things, and self-improvement. That idea is a straw man. Can we talk about what I actually believe instead of this straw man? Instead, I am upset that de-facto in practice your pattern of voluntary obedience to government has enabled and expanded the amount of badness by government.
Anonymous · November 11, 2021 at 6:20 pm
The line denoting the start of the liberty-minded zone is not between William Buckley’s National Review and his Firing Line guests, it is between Joe Sobran or Murray Rothbard and National Review.
Anonymous · November 11, 2021 at 3:49 pm
The human animal is not a blank slate, but has the genetically-transmitted political organization instincts of the great apes. 1 in 100 are freethinkers, open to rational persuasion about what the moral rules should be. The other 99 cannot be educated into either New Soviet Man or libertarians.
Early America had the largest percentage of freethinkers ever in history, concentrated by emigration. But the rate of freethinkers born/made was not increased by having freethinker parents, or a freethinker community. So the percentage of freethinkers decreased as the original emigres’ children were born.
If you want liberty, you must find a method of defending it which you are willing to use against your children and your wife. How about fences? The Atlantic ocean in the age of sail was the militarily expensive-to-cross barrier that kept Britain from projecting power onto America. Mountains are another one. Perhaps financial and trade privacy through crypto is like an artificial ocean or mountain range.
Anonymous · November 11, 2021 at 6:26 pm
Anonymous · November 11, 2021 at 6:31 pm
Bleah, blog comment don’t allow edits. But the mess is worth it if you haven’t seen these links before:
NRA declaring its support for gun control in its publication American Rifleman
“The Party and the Deep Blue Sea”, William F. Buckley in his 20’s declaring his support for “large armies and air forces, atomic energy, central intelligence, war production boards and the attendant centralization of power in Washington — even with Truman at the reins of it all”
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