By Mr. Smith
(April 9, 2014)
Let’s face it. Were it not for the rich there would be no civilization.
I know it’s a bold statement but bear with me.
Were it not for the money, the will, the determination and desire by the rich through history to do so, there would be no recorded art, no concertos, no museums, no cities, no architecture, no invention, cars, trains, ships, medicine or science.
For it is only by the will of the rich that anything of any value for humanity has ever been accomplished and it is only by the will of the rich that this world functions as it does now.
Let’s start at the beginning. Picture pre-historic tribes wandering about the pristine planet foraging for food. It can be reasoned that these tribes were ruled by the elders passing down through generations the knowledge they needed to survive.
Let’s say a tribe with a few smarter leaders observes that the fruits and berries they pick come out at certain times in relation to the movement of the lights above them, meaning the moon, stars and the sun.
These wiser leaders also note that the seeds from the fruits they eat scatter and pop up from the ground at certain times where they scattered
So they find a way to end nomadic foraging and plant these seeds at specific times determined by the position of the celestial indicators.
So these tribes were able to force the earth to give them what they need and could settle by a river or nice place and begin to organize the land for themselves and build homes, progressing to cities as generations moved on.
Within the tribe it was natural for the smarter and harder working members to plant and grow more food successfully which they could trade for other cool things from other tribes.
So right from the get go it was the smarter, harder working humans that figured out how to survive better than others and create wealth and sustenance not only for themselves but for those they led as well.
So now we have the nomadic tribes still wandering about foraging and hunting. Noticing these juicy little farming communities settling along rivers the smarter of the hunters honed skills that eventually turned into war making ability.
So they plundered the farming communities, took what they wanted, took over their cities, learned their ways and maintained armies to protect themselves from other predators such as themselves.
Now we have castles and pyramids and Mayan cities evolving as civilization began taking form, the entire time being directed and shaped by the will and strength of the rich, the only segment of humanity at that time who could see the big picture and the preservation of their DNA.
So the rich, made sure their offspring studied and acquired skills to continue to lead and reap the benefits.
Once again, because they were smarter the rich made connections between disease and living in filth as peasants do. So they bathed, used eating utensils made of silver and kept their living quarters clean.
They ate better so naturally they were stronger and less prone to disease. While plagues decimated the poor the rich that practiced good hygiene stood the better chance of survival.
The rich, developing architecture also laid the foundation for the proliferation of art, music. The rich created museums and concert halls, hospitals and factories.
They say the rich create war and it is true but one must remember there is always another Rich tribe out there ready to come in and take what your tribe has.
It is the rich who make the weapons, provide the generals and direct the defense against others that would destroy them and their subjects.
And one can become rich even if they do not come from a rich DNA line because even though it helps to have great DNA and the privilege that comes with it, the bottom line to becoming rich is intelligence and will
If one has the intelligence, the will, the strength, confidence and desire to be rich, every opportunity is waiting today.
In conclusion, if the poor were left in control, civilization would go-prehistoric in a month. Appreciate the work of the One Percent. Without them, the world as you know it, would not exist.