Your Professors Are Lying To Youe - III
Then there is their favorite target,
the faceless foe they call ‘the rich,’
who they claim keep everyone down,
the academics so love to .
They sat they get rich off our backs,
but they’re not talking subsidies,
they seem to think those people’s wealth
was stolen…it seems strange to me.
What did Elon Musk take from me
to be able to fly the stars?
What did Henry Ford steal from me
that let him manufacture cars?
If anything I most likely
would go impose myself on them,
to try and get myself a job
at the companies built by these men.
Do professors think that labor
is something that rich people steal?
It’s not, in fact it’s a contract,
both sides must agree to the deal.
The millions that some folk possess
certainly aren’t coming off my back,
to get paid we must create wealth,
salary is a portion of that.
If a man can create millions,
which is certainly more than me,
why does that mean I must hate him?
That sounds like simple jealousy.
But then again, these professors
all like to proclaim they're socialist,
with tenured jobs safe from markets…
The only place such thoughts can exist.
Ideology can blind a soul
to simple facts all folks once knew,
you are not poor because they’re rich,
your professors are lying to you.
Copyright © David Welch | Year Posted 2020
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