For someone in particular not mentioned on this post. You know who you are.
There are some people who never cease to amaze me with their ignorance of the real world. Not everyone is born into a world of privilege, and many people have to fight for most of their lives to gain even a comfortable economic stature.
People like Barbara Bush, who so eloquently demeaned and degraded the people of New Orleans, ignoring their plight and the loss of everything they've worked so hard to gain in their lives. It is only those people of inbred wealth and grandeur who dare to make such disgusting comments. That she and others of priviledged circumstance would feel any sort of empathy for those less fortunate than themselves is pure fraud.
It doesn't end with this one situation, however. No, indeed. Wealth is merely a harbinger of greed, condescension, gossip and snobbishness.
It is particularly offensive when those involved in charity would have no concept of basic percipience, perspicacity nor compassion.
I leave you with these:
Wealth is in the richness of the mind and heart, not the pocket -Anay Bathia
I have found that money can only buy you a better brand of misery -Carl R Franklin, Houston, Texas
Wealth is a power usurped by the few to compel the many to labor for their benefit. -Percy Bysshe Shelley
The hopes of the Republic cannot forever tolerate either undeserved poverty or self-serving wealth. -Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The people came to realize that wealth is not the fruit of labor but the result of organized protected robbery. -Frantz Fanon
Many people have ideas on how others should change; few people have ideas on how they should change. - Leo Tolstoy
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself" -Leo Tolstoy
I know now that people only seem to live when they care only for themselves; but it is by love of others that they really live. -Leo Tolstoy
"The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles" -Mahatma Gandhi
"Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life -- not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving -- not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness -- not by our seeming greatness." - William Arthur Ward
"Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted." -Unknown
"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature." -Socrates
"There is...an artificial aristocracy founded on wealth and birth, without either virtue or talents.... The artificial aristocracy is a mischievous ingredient in government, and provisions should be made to prevent its ascendancy." - Thomas Jefferson
"Be careful to leave your sons well instructed rather than rich, for the hopes of the instructed are better than the wealth of the ignorant." - Epictetus
"If I feel depressed I will sing. If I feel sad I will laugh. If I feel ill I will double my labor. If I feel fear I will plunge ahead. If I feel inferior I will wear new garments. If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice. If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come. If I feel incompetent I will think of past success. If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals. Today I will be the master of my emotions." - Og Mandino (American Essayist and Phychologist, 1923-1996)
"I'd like to see them spend the week
living life out on the street
I don't think they would survive
But they could spend a day or two
walking in someone else's shoes
I think they'd stumble and they'd fall" -Good Charlotte
"Eat the Rich" -Aerosmith