There is something disturbing about this clip.
I thought I would share it because it disturbed me. You may or may not feel the same way. It was a skin-crawling, creepy kind of disturbance, and I murmured out loud to myself, ” how arrogant…” as I clicked to the next video that was being offered for viewing.
This man, the “one percent,” is insulting on some level. And arrogant. I can’t exactly tell you all of the reasons why, though. If I think on it deeply, I’ll certainly be able to verbalize a lot, I’m sure, but I don’t want to think on him or this too deeply. People aren’t supposed to be like this, and I guess that’s why I would prefer not to think about it, (which probably means I should give this some more thought).
Perhaps you should too 😉
I’m not a Democrat, by the way, or a Republican, in case you wondered. I’m an Independent. No matter how you ID though, this is bothersome.
The man featured in the clip below, who claims to be a part of the 1 percent, seems to have written off the other 99 percent of society as less than excellent.
When confronted by a reporter from Inner City Media, he proceeds to state that he seriously doubts that “anyone great” ever came out of the 99 percent. But when the reporter offers up The Beatles and the Marx Brothers as examples, he does admit there could be a few notable contributions made by the less monied class.
According to the Village Voice, the clip was taken during the National Day of Action, on Nov. 17, as part of the Occupy Los Angeles movement.
While the man’s name and location of the interview and have not been clearly identified, he does claim to be part of the one percent. However, without proof of his membership in the exclusive club, there is always the chance that he could have been among the third of one-percenters that joined the 99 percent during the recession.
UPDATE: A tipster has identified the man in the video to be Jim Kruse, Senior Managing Director for CB Richard Ellis’ Los Angeles South Region.