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To: Gluteus Maximus

We also need to recognize the possibility that 20% of the people are power mongers who need to tell others what to do. Those, of course, are mostly on the left. We need to identify these people and blow their cover.


28 posted on 11/23/2012 5:42:12 PM PST by No One Special
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To: No One Special
Indeed. What we're fighting for in very basic terms is to improve the lot of all by incentivizing the productive 20% to produce as much as possible for as long as possible thereby achieving sustained growth. We do that by letting the 20% of producers keep what they make and pass it along to their loved ones. Actually, now that you mention it, what we're doing is fighting to keep the producers in the 20% wealth slot because this is best for all. We're fighting to keep the power mad (back to Orwell) out.

You know, you just made me realize something else about "1984." Orwell described Oceanic society as a basic 80/20 split:

Below Big Brother comes the Inner Party, its numbers limited to six millions, or something less than 2 per cent of the population of Oceania. Below the Inner Party comes the Outer Party, which, if the Inner Party is described as the brain of the State, may be justly likened to the hands. Below that come the dumb masses whom we habitually refer to as 'the proles', numbering perhaps 85 per cent of the population.

29 posted on 11/23/2012 6:15:01 PM PST by Gluteus Maximus
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