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Old 12-05-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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Income disparity: it all started about one-zillion B.C. when caveman Zarg gathered more apples than caveman Og. Now, it so happened that Chief Obamarg thought it was unfair and insisted Zarg give some apples to Og so everything would be equal. In fact, he went so far as to say, "You didn't gather those," even though it was quite obvious he did. However, Zarg (I know, I know... the world’s first fascist) raised his club (in spite of club-control) and chased Obamarg out of town… well actually, out of cave, and then took his apples home. Now, before you judge Zarg too harshly, consider this. Had Obamarg implemented his policy, no one in Dinosaur Valley would have gathered any apples the next day, thinking that they would all get free handouts in the name of equality. The result would have been no apples for anyone (well, at least that’s equal) and everyone would have starved to death and the human race would have gone extinct. Hardly a great society. But instead, everyone worked harder to gather, knowing that if they didn't, sad but true, they'd die and become saber-tooth tiger fodder. Ergo, you're alive today because of Zarg's rebellion.

Now in spite of this, some guy named Lenin tried it again anyway a Zillion years later. The result was a despotic government with no freedom and low standards of living. It fact, the standards were soooo low that people risked life and limb (and often died) trying to escape such a ‘paradise’ by crossing an ‘Iron Curtain.’ And after about 70 years of this regime, the leaders of this wonderful ‘share-and-share-alike’ civilization said “Fvck it! We’ll go capitalistic again. This commie shyt ain’t working.” And so they finally tore down that wall! Now you’d think by now that humanity would have learned its lesson. Guess again!

All you have to do is open up a second grade math book. It’s quite obvious, ‘you get nothing FROM nothing!’

The End

G’nite, kiddies!
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:23 PM
 
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Cute! And true.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:27 PM
 
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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If Zarg had any compassion he would have voluntarily shared his apples with Og. This would have preserved Og's basic human dignity and would have been fair for all. Zarg was simply a greedy capitalist.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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Og thought "why work when Zarg will do the work for me?" I'll just sit back and let him do it. Zarg got more naturally, after all he did all the work. After awhile Og saw that Zarg was getting more. It didn't matter that he did the work. Og got upset and demanded more. Zarg said scr*w you and refused to give him even one apple. That's what you get for getting greedy, you don't even appreciate what I already give you Zarg said to Og.

Og still refused to go get his own apples, he became weak and angry. Og was now forced to foraged around for the core of the apples after Og was done eating the good part of the apples.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:50 PM
 
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Zarg broke his leg and couldn't harvest apples from the tree anymore. No one cared. Zarg starved and died. The industrious, apple-hungry cavement harvested all of the apples from the tree, cut down the trees and burned the wood to keep warm. They neglected to plant new trees. The cavemen all starved and died. Human civilization stopped dead in its tracks.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:51 PM
 
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If Zarg had any compassion he would have voluntarily shared his apples with Og. This would have preserved Og's basic human dignity and would have been fair for all. Zarg was simply a greedy capitalist.
YES! You are absolutely 100% CORRECT! Zarg was indeed a greedy capitalist. That my friend is an indisputable truth.

And therein lies the rub. Many (probably most) people are greedy in practice in spite of whatever new-age mantras they quote in Starbucks. Then there are those who are generous, often living well below their means in order to help those around them. According to Jesus (not the religious right), they're the ones who get into heaven. But the bottom line is the freedom to choose one's path with their potential as well as actual production. The overall question is what is the result when such things are mandated by nation-states, as opposed to giving individuals the freedom to choose.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:54 PM
 
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Apple inequality? Endangered apple trees??!!?? OH NO! Well, maybe they should regulate the apple trees, and mandate a minimum apple allotment for all.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:54 PM
 
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Zarg broke his leg and couldn't harvest apples from the tree anymore. No one cared. Zarg starved and died. The industrious, apple-hungry cavement harvested all of the apples from the tree, cut down the trees and burned the wood to keep warm. They neglected to plant new trees. The cavemen all starved and died. Human civilization stopped dead in its tracks.
Yes Og could have helped Zarg but he was too lazy. In the end Zarg died and Og died because he depended on someone else. If he didn't depend on Zarg he could have lived. oh well.

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Old 12-05-2013, 09:59 PM
 
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