paulflexes saidI wouldn't consider celebs in the "super-rich" category.
Very wealthy, yes, but not super-rich.
Ohh yess, the super rich would be Warren Buffett and Bill Gates -- who are liberal. lol
Yes. And the Koch Brothers and the Waltons, etc. You're also confusing progressive stances on social issues, healthcare, etc. and finance. Gates' positions on education reform are actually quite anti-union and not very progressive at all.
The world is far more nuanced than you care to admit.
The line I emboldened can be used pretty much to counter anything mocktwinkie has to offer in a debate.
Kanye West shows up in expensive clothes because he can afford to and he chooses to. That still does not take away from the message he supports. If he decided to wear cheaper clothes to "fit in," it would be a sham. We know he doesn't dress like that, so why should he?
As for your suggestion that the rich supporters should just dole out money — that's still not going to fix the problem.
I'm sure you heard the proverb of give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Rich liberals can attempt to directly give money to those facing hardships, but the system in place would still remain. The problem would not be solved.
People at the protests may vent against the rich and capitalism. Some may actually mean it, and some are not accurately pinpointing their frustration. But the heart of the matter is that they are fed up with the corruption in our economy.
Even you, mocktwinkie, said that we should give the benefit of the doubt that those who support a free trade market, don't really mean they want it completely free as they don't mind some regulation. I would hope you could give the protesters the same benefit to Occupy Wall Street protesters that many do support capitalism, but not in its vile form that we are witnessing span across the globe.
It's hard to understand you sometimes mocktwinkie. I don't know whether you really mean some of the things you say, or you're just trying to push buttons. Because if you cannot understand the simple concept of empathy and how even those with money can support a cause that wishes to undo the crapitalism, as IHG84 calls it, then there is no hope for you.