America’s “99%” are the World’s Top 32%

When people throughout the US protest to take more money from the richest 1% of Americans, they organize those protests using iPhones, travel to those protests using cars, and film those protests using digital cameras. Through this entire process, not a single one of them has stopped to think about how rich they really are. From a global perspective, these protesters are in the top 32% in terms of income.

That’s right. The bottom 5% in the US are wealthier than the top 5% in India. Here in the US, we don’t have the poor protesting against the rich. We have rich people protesting against slightly richer people to try to take more. How selfish is that?

So if these Occupy Wall Street folks really, truly believe in “economic justice,” “social justice,” or whatever other principle they invent to misuse the word “justice,” why don’t they voluntarily redistribute their iPhones and the rest of their wealth to Asia? Or maybe to Africa? Perhaps South America?

I’m waiting.


5 Responses to “America’s “99%” are the World’s Top 32%”

  1. William P. Suggs Says:

    It seems you’re missing the focus that they are placing on inequality within a national economy. They aren’t comparing their wealth to those in impoverished countries. They are comparing their wealth to those given advantaged status in their own country.

    • Tristan Brown Says:

      So the advantages of “social justice” aren’t deserved if you’re not American?

  2. hung daddy Says:

    the occupy movement is actually global and it’s not just poor people saying “give me more money” it’s more like people saying the want money out of politics and they want to be treated fairly.

    • Tristan Brown Says:

      How much more welfare do they want to take from the rich before the poor consider themselves “treated fairly”?

  3. Annetta Says:

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