Reading at the Crossroads

Reading at the Crossroads is an archive for columns and letters which appeared in the Terre Haute Tribune Star. I also blog here when my patience is exhausted by what I feel is irritating, irrational and/or ironic in life. --gary daily

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daily Dose of Depression--What Do You Have On Your Back?

“To avoid inelegant struggles as you don or remove your backpack make sure you buy one with a nice easy-slide surface. In their fab new bag collection for the Row, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have introduced a nice glazed croc number which slips on a treat, yours for a mere $39,000.”


OK, OK, fearless defenders of the Rich and the Foolish,  save yourselves the trouble of hitting the always at the ready line, “It’s their money and they can spend it on whatever they want.”


I post this to demonstrate again how out of whack things get when the wealth of the top 400 in the country exceeds that of the 150 million at the bottom.  Not saying taxes should be part of a vast income redistribution scheme. (Lots of luck with that in a country run and controlled by the Rich and their slavish minded minions.)  But $39,000 backpacks and the other gew gaws of the Rich do have a way of catching the eye.  Some may long and moon over finding a used glazed croc thingy at Goodwill, but eventually resentment sets in.  And resentment is not the stuff of a Happy Kingdom.

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