For the Love of Smedley

A Facebook friend recently sent me this link, about how the wealthy have acquired more capital as of late. This would not be so shocking if it were not portrayed as a bad thing. I tire of going back to basic principles, but it’s well-known that persons of no account have no idea how to handle capital. They fritter it away on food, rent, and other such trifles when its true magic is investment. If they aren’t going to make it grow, why should they have it at all?

Don’t their very own tax dollars finance food stamps? Aren’t there soup kitchens and shelters? Why don’t they simply make use of those facilities, buy the Wall Street Journal, and figure out the best ways to enrich whatever pittance they may come across? That’s what this country is all about, by George.

Pulling one’s self up by one’s bootstraps is, of course, troublesome for the bootless and unhorsed. This notwithstanding, it’s their duty to do so. Let it be a challenge to them, say I.  This is capitalism, and it’s what my father sweated for when meeting his lawyers to determine how best to dispense our trust funds and portfolios. If all parents went to this trouble, there’d be less foul-smelling rabble, and the world would be a better place.

Must dash. Muffy seems to have locked herself into a closet with the poolboy, and I must dispatch a servant to open it with all due haste.


Filed under Holy crumpet!, old chap!, plebs, rabble, Riff-raff, Training the great unwashed, Uncategorized

7 responses to “For the Love of Smedley

  1. Celia

    Ah, yes, Smellington, but “Money can’t buy you love”.

    But it sure seems to be able to buy some schools. Just last week I found out that a school I’ve been working on starting with a group of people (project-based, inclusive, in collaboration with the Fortune Society) that had received full approval from the DOE through the portfolio process and that was even given a bunch of unused classrooms in a half empty building in District 6, just LOST the building because KIPP wanted it. I bet you and your organization can take a little credit for that coup, yes?

  2. Thank you, Smedley. Don’t get discouraged. Our wealth is getting close to creating a situation where there will never be any more of those pesky elections again. In fact, many of the “Democrats”, including the President, appear to be on our side, except of course when they’re campaigning.

    In truth, we’ve never had it so good, what with our people in government, on both sides of the ‘aisle’, making sure that money keeps flowing from the rabble to us.

    Hang in there, and pretty soon we’ll be home free.

  3. Why just the other day, our boy Scott Walker in Wisconsin suggested legislation that would enable the state government to give us state property with no bidding, at any price he agrees to.

    That’s free money, Smedley.

    Wisconsin will really be ‘open for business’, as little Scott likes to say.

    We need to give him a little extra in his Christmas stocking this year.

    • I say, what a grand notion! Things are heading up, up, up. Perhaps I shall purchase other homes simply for gloating rights. Prices are quite reasonable at the moment.

  4. KIPP Teacher

    It’s not about money. It’s about making sure children have effective teachers and school choice. Let’s focus this discussion where it should be. I’m sure your charter school will help a lot of children. Why can’t we talk more about that?

  5. J. Pilkington Grasscalfarber

    I say, Smelly, why are you allowing this uncouth teacher character access to this site? Have you not standards, old boy?

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