2012 Exactly Like 1912
OCTOBER 29, 2012
A rich man, in Churchill's 1912 book about society then, like today, believes he alone is responsible for his success, noting, "I'ved tried to do my duty as I saw it, and it comes to this - - that we who have spent the best years of our lives in striving to develop this country have no thanks from our children or from any one else." . Later, he says, "It has become the fashion to-day, thanks to your socialists, reformers, and agitators, to decry a man because he is rich, to take it for granted that he is a thief and a scoundrel.". Another parallel: John D. Rockefeller (in picture) believed his success came directly from God, and he was representing God on earth in his opposition to workers' rights.