Tweets by The Wise Sloth #27: Poverty and Poor People

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The world’s problems have many seeds, but most of them wouldn’t have grown into banyan trees without being watered thoroughly with poverty.

It wouldn’t be so important to “get your shit together” as young as possible if the system wasn’t designed to set you up for failure.

When everything costs money, then money is the means to freedom and empowerment. When businesses extort customers and employees, profits become oppression.

The rich terrorize and hurt more poor people every day than the most extreme Jihadist could ever hope to achieve.

Everybody doesn’t have what it takes to make it in a cut-throat economy. So maybe we shouldn’t have a cut-throat economy.

Most poor people aren’t poor because they’re lazy. They’re poor because rich people hoarded all the money and created a false scarcity.

If you think poor people are all lazy and irresponsible, consider that majority of people on Earth are poor. Maybe the problem is systemic.

We should replace the phrase on the American dollar, “In God we trust,” with “God save the poor from the rich.”

Employers and politicians that create poverty, deny people hope and self-worth, which is unnatural, unnecessary and a step below murder.

If your plan to fight poverty involves making the rich, richer, you don’t understand economics.

The poor need a new economic system more than Bill Gates or Warren Buffet need $70 billion.

Poor people don’t need a safety net to land in. They need a firm foundation to stand on.

America isn’t designed to set you up for retirement. It’s designed to set you up for bankruptcy.

Banks are too big to fail. The poor are set up to fail.

Why don’t people in hurricane paths evacuate? Money. If you can’t afford to eat out, you can’t afford to run for your life.

It’s cool that the poor live better than ever before, but getting hung up on that fact ignores that they still live in perpetual fear.

Neither God nor our ancestors would be proud of how our economy is designed to fuck people harder, the poorer they are.

Life won’t get better for the majority until mutually assured protection is more mainstream than mutually assured destruction.

Money should be a luxury, not a necessity.

 

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