It’s not bad enough that the 1 percent in this country controls a disproportionate amount of wealth. Imagine my shock when an email with this headline was sent to me Dec. 25: “99 percent of the U.S. will have no snow on Christmas.”
Is there anything the Grey Poupon crowd in this country won’t hoard?
The Occupy movement has been highlighting the perilous influence the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans has exerted on our democratic process. Legislators bend to the will of this tiny demographic to the detriment of everyone else.
You don’t see financial CEOs who helped tank our economy losing their jobs or homes. It’s obvious the corporate class has helped rig the system to its own advantage and against that of the 99 percent.
The Occupy protests in New York City have spread to other cities. This grass-roots effort has shed light on the alarming economic disparity in this country by showing how much is controlled by so few.
Imagine my shock, then, when an email with this headline was sent to me Dec. 25: “99 percent of the U.S. will have no snow on Christmas.”
That’s right. Members of the 1 percent not only hold a disproportionate amount of wealth, they get to say who will enjoy a white Christmas!
“AccuWeather reports for those across the country dreaming of having snowflakes fly on Christmas Day, only a lucky few will have the opportunity,” according to the email sent by AccuWeather.com. “At least 99 percent of the country will not have any snowflakes in the air on Christmas Day, said expert senior meteorologist Brett Anderson.”
This bourgeois mind-set is so typical of 1 percenters, grabbing all the good stuff for themselves and leaving nothing for the working class. And now that we know they can manipulate the weather to serve their malevolent purposes, exposing their agenda is even more vital. I’m glad I was able to piece together all the clues of this scandal.
Many believe Christmas has already been overly commercialized, so who knows where all this will lead if left in the hands of Wall Street tycoons? Bing Crosby would roll over in his spiked eggnog if he heard about this.
Those of us in the 99 percent must not allow next year’s white Christmas to be hijacked by economic extremists!
Jerry Moore is the opinions editor for Suburban Life Publications. Contact him at email@example.com.