- Mar 2013
- Middle Tennessee
Anyone watching the news these days can't help buy hear Sen. Warren employ her absolutely lovely speaking voice to assure us all how the US economy is "rigged." Would any of her supporters here like to explain what she means by that assertion and why we should believe her?
Let me explain it to you in one man's name. Donald J Trump !!!!! He is not all that smart. Sorry he just isn't. He's not even that good a business man (imho) He was however, born wealthy. He attended all the "right" schools. Joined all the "right" clubs. Made all the "right" connections. Now to be able to join the aforementioned institutions takes money and connections. Having been privy to every benefit that wealth brings it would be more of a surprise had he not succeeded in some way. Having inherited a substantial estate certainly didn't hurt his chances going forward. Truthfully is he had invested that inheritance in a good old fashion index stock fund, he'd be worth about twice what he currently is estimated to be.
However, if unlike Trump you weren't born rich, didn't attend all the right school, make the right connections, join the right clubs, it is extremely difficult to break that glass ceiling. It's possible. There are many that have. But in the general scheme of things what ever level of society your are born into, tends to be exactly where you stay. Even if you do manage to make bucket loads of money, become unfathomably wealthy, you still may find yourself on the outside looking in at at the upper echelons of society.
Tell me, no matter what you think of her politics, you have to admit Oprah Winfrey started life with just about every disadvantage as a person could possibly be saddled with. She is black, born in rural Mississippi to an unwed mother in the 1950's. Yet she rose to become America's first black billionaire. Tell me, between Trump and Winfrey, who's the better business person ?? But now, what makes her so special is that she is such a rarity. I mean, she was the first black billionaire ?? How many white billionaires do we have ?? And of that number, how many of them literally started with nothing ?? How many started with at least a middle to upper middle class education ? How many started with some substantial wealth ?? Most of them started with more than a little wealth.
If life were like a baseball game. Many of us start out in the ball park and maybe if we scrap and fight long enough and hard enough, we'll get a change at bat. Many more are born on the street outside the ball park. They have to fight like hell just just to get inside the park, much less earn a chance at bat. The Trumps of the world, were born on third base. And when they cross home plate, every one of them thinks THEY hit the home run.
Except in Trump's case. In his world not only did he hit A home run, he hit THE home run. The yugest, biggest, baddest bestest home run ever hit in the entire history of home runs. It's true !! Just ask him !!