Really. What else can one conclude, after seeing this?
So, let’s break it down here: If you’re making barely enough to survive in the United States of Amnesia, and you’re in debt up to your eyeballs, and in constant danger of losing it all to the whims of some coked-up banker or Wall St. broker — Charles Fucking Koch thinks you should count yourself lucky to be a global 1%er. Be thankful you’re not a slave laborer in Rana Plaza, Bangladesh, in other words. Be thankful you’re not one of eleven hundred workers killed when an illegally built sweatshop complex collapsed on their heads, eclipsing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that basically sparked the entire workplace-safety movement in the US. Be thankful that you’re not living on the street, fighting off rats at night and bathing in raw sewage. Be thankful, in other words, that you’re not the poor soul who’s sewing those cheap, shoddy clothes you bought at Wal-Mart, or the Gap, or Old Navy, or wherever the hell you bought them. And where you will go on buying them because they are so poorly made that they look old and crappy after less than one year’s wear. And because quality costs, and you can’t really afford it, can you? Gee, for such a rich global 1%er, you sure are poor.
And Charles Fucking Koch, a billionaire 43 times over, wants you to forget all about that, and vote for politicians he can easily buy outright, so as to do away with the pesky, “job-killing” minimum wage and send even more of your hard-earned dollars flying into his own already overstuffed pockets, and to send you (and your children) into sweatshops right in your own neighborhood. Isn’t that lovely of him?
In fact, he spent $200,000 on this ad campaign alone. That’s nearly six times the “average” yearly income that he would have you believe puts you in the global 1%. And, to him, that amount is obviously chickenfeed.
Feel rich yet, serfs? Feel free yet, slaves?