I love it when we’re pointed to information initially meant to destroy our argument that the one percent are needed to make socioeconomic change a reality and that the one percent will gladly assist, once a viable alternative surfaces. PopularResistance.org recently published an article claiming to show dramatic differences between elite interests and public priorities. Looking at the tables, a casual glance would confirm their point: elites care far less than the “public” on a range of issues including government support of the poor, job and income programs, government spending, progressive taxation and health care and social security. Look closer though and a different story emerges. Examples:
I don’t claim all of the one percent gladly supports ridding the world of debt-based economies and domineering government systems. Nor do I say we need all the one percent to make change. We only need a few. Seems to me the PopularResistance.org piece proves there are quite more than “a few” elites who agree with changes that would make our civilizations better for all people. We at Copiosis don’t focus on the world as it is. Rather we prefer focusing on what it can be. Viewed from this perspective, the data reported in this article encourages optimism.