Property is theft! The French anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon said it in 1840, but we seem to have forgotten. Well, here we have, John Hazen White, celebrated entrepreneur and “do-gooder,” one of those entitled rich boys doing us the favor of reminding us how this all works: Property is not only theft, it’s also a mighty weapon of mass extortion:
Wipe it [the estate tax] out totally or get it competitive. Because I will tell you as I sit here today as a private business owner, if that isn’t repealed or tremendously modified, I will have to move out of this state.
Listen up, Johnie and all of you entitled rich, why don’t you all move out of State? Be our guest — good riddance! We, the People of Rhode Island, are fed up with your entitlement issues and your extortion.
This, dear Johnie, is how we’ll be competitive, while we celebrate the departure of your destructive, capitalist ideology. We’ll take over your precious little private business &mdahs; yes, we can— and we’ll give it to the folks who do the actual work.
Johnie, do you really think that the workers want to be wage slaves in your little, medieval fiefdom? Of course not! They will run the place just fine and take good care of it They’ll be good citizens who won’t indulge in your smug blackmail.
No room in our world for the Vampire Class of the Entitled Rich
And you know what, Johnie, those workers will be our fellow Rhode Islanders and our neighbors. They will live here among us with their families and friends. They will cherish our communities. Why would they want to move out of state? No, they won’t! And you know what, Johnie, they will provide stability to the state and they will take care of the environment. They won’t do what you, Johnie and vampire squid class do habitually: destroy Mother Earth in one place and then move on the greener pastures elsewhere.
Okay, Johnie, why don’t you move on and go tell your entitled rich friends what our business plan is. See ya!