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2nd Dec '16 12:10:40 PM SeanMurrayI
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* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution being inspired and prophesied by Rousseau was entirely driven by this mentality. During the Great Fear after the fall of the Bastille, across France several people marched into châteaux, seized weapons, killed aristocrats, beheading them and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay putting it on a pike]] which they carried with them. Images of mobs carrying pikes with heads became an iconic part of the revolution, most of those heads were aristocrats, soldiers and in one famously appalling incident, UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette's confidante and friend, the Princesse de Lamballe (whom the mob believed to be Marie's lesbian lover).

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* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution being inspired and prophesied by Rousseau was entirely driven by this mentality. During the Great Fear after the fall of the Bastille, across France several people marched into châteaux, seized weapons, killed aristocrats, beheading them and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay putting it on a pike]] which they carried with them. Images of mobs carrying pikes with heads became an iconic part of the revolution, most of those heads were aristocrats, soldiers and in one famously appalling incident, UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette's confidante and friend, the Princesse de Lamballe (whom the mob believed to be Marie's lesbian lover).Lamballe.
1st Dec '16 9:27:30 PM kazokuhouou
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* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution being inspired and prophesied by Rousseau was entirely driven by this mentality. During the Great Fear after the fall of the Bastille, across France several people marched into châteaux, seized weapons, killed aristocrats, beheading them and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay putting it on a pike]] which they carried with them. Images of mobs carrying pikes with heads became an iconic part of the revolution, most of those heads were aristocrats, soldiers and in one famously appalling incident, the King's sister, Princesse de Lamballe.

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* UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution being inspired and prophesied by Rousseau was entirely driven by this mentality. During the Great Fear after the fall of the Bastille, across France several people marched into châteaux, seized weapons, killed aristocrats, beheading them and [[DeadGuyOnDisplay putting it on a pike]] which they carried with them. Images of mobs carrying pikes with heads became an iconic part of the revolution, most of those heads were aristocrats, soldiers and in one famously appalling incident, UsefulNotes/MarieAntoinette's confidante and friend, the King's sister, Princesse de Lamballe. Lamballe (whom the mob believed to be Marie's lesbian lover).
17th Nov '16 10:46:47 AM SeanMurrayI
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* Taken to nightmarishly literal extremes in ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'': [[spoiler: Although Mandus and the Engineer initially focused their [[KillThePoor murderous attentions]] on the lower class, that was only due to practicality; the poor vanish with much less fuss than the rich, but they still [[MisanthropeSupreme hated both classes with equal fervor]]. Once his diabolical Machine grew closer and closer to readiness, the emboldened Mandus secretly set up preparations in his mansion that would allow him to abduct wealthy guests in their sleep and transported to the Machine to be [[ImAHumanitarian turned into food for the next batch of guests]]. As certain diary entries make perfectly clear, Mandus did this as often as he could get away with it.]]

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* Taken to nightmarishly literal extremes in ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'': In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'', [[spoiler: Although although Mandus and the Engineer initially focused their [[KillThePoor focus their murderous attentions]] intentions on the lower class, that was only due to practicality; the poor vanish with much less fuss than the rich, but class]], they still [[MisanthropeSupreme hated both classes hate the rich with equal fervor]]. Once his fervor]], and once their diabolical Machine grew closer and closer to readiness, the emboldened machine is ready, Mandus secretly set up preparations in turns his mansion that would allow him attention to abduct abducting wealthy guests in their sleep at his mansion and transported transporting them to the Machine to be machine [[ImAHumanitarian to be turned into food for the next batch of guests]]. As certain diary entries make perfectly clear, Mandus did this as often as he could get away with it.guests]].]]
17th Nov '16 9:41:49 AM WanderingBrowser
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* Taken to nightmarishly literal extremes in ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'': [[spoiler: Although Mandus and the Engineer initially focused their [[KillThePoor murderous attentions]] on the lower class, that was only due to practicality; the poor vanish with much less fuss than the rich, but they still [[MisanthropeSupreme hated both classes with equal fervor]]. Once his diabolical Machine grew closer and closer to readiness, the emboldened Mandus secretly set up preparations in his mansion that would allow him to abduct wealthy guests in their sleep and transported to the Machine to be [[ImAHumanitarian turned into food for the next batch of guests]]. As certain diary entries make perfectly clear, Mandus did this as often as he could get away with it.]]
11th Nov '16 7:28:49 AM SeanMurrayI
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* Subverted with the Chaos Killer in season 2 of ''Series/IZombie''. Ostensibly an Occupy Wall Street-inspired SerialKiller who's targeting Seattle's wealthy, it's actually Major going after the city's zombie population, having been coerced into becoming a zombie hunter by the energy drink company Max Rager, who wants to keep [[TheVirus one of the side effects]] of their flagship product under control. The idea of a radical leftist kidnapping and murdering these people helps to throw off suspicion from the real culprits.

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* Subverted with the Chaos Killer in season 2 of ''Series/IZombie''. ''Series/IZombie'', regarding the Chaos Killer. Ostensibly an Occupy Wall Street-inspired a SerialKiller who's inspired by the "Occupy" movement who is targeting Seattle's wealthy, it's he's actually Major going after the city's zombie population, having been coerced into becoming a zombie hunter by the energy drink company Max Rager, who wants to keep [[TheVirus one of the side effects]] of their flagship product under control. The idea of a radical leftist kidnapping and murdering these people helps to throw off suspicion from the real culprits.
10th Nov '16 8:26:03 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* In ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' Pierre, the head of the People's Republic of Haven, does this three times. First, he confiscates the wealth of the Legislaturists -- the previous ruling class -- but it's not anywhere enough money to solve Haven's social welfare spending caused financial problems. Then he gives the Legislaturists show trials and executes them, which only makes the mob hungry for more blood. So he unleashes Haven's navy on the Star Kingdom of Manticore, an enormously wealthy neighbour, in order to solve both his financial and the bloodthirsty populace's problems. [[spoiler: This sets off a chain of events that results in his own death and brings the People's Republic within weeks of total collapse. Though other things he does do result in improvements in Haven's economy and society, long term.]]

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* In the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' books, Pierre, the head of the People's Republic of Haven, does this three times. First, he confiscates the wealth of the Legislaturists -- the previous ruling class -- but it's not anywhere enough money to solve fund Haven's social welfare spending caused system and solve its financial problems. Then he gives the Legislaturists show trials and executes them, which only makes the mob hungry for more blood. So he unleashes Haven's navy on the Star Kingdom of Manticore, an enormously wealthy neighbour, in order to solve both his financial and the bloodthirsty populace's problems. [[spoiler: This sets off a chain of events that results in his own death and brings the People's Republic within weeks of total collapse. Though other things he does do result in improvements in Haven's economy and society, long term.]]





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* Subverted with the Chaos Killer in season 2 of ''Series/IZombie''. Ostensibly an Occupy Wall Street-inspired SerialKiller who's targeting Seattle's wealthy, it's actually Major going after the city's zombie population, having been coerced into becoming a zombie hunter by the energy drink company Max Rager, who wants to keep [[TheVirus one of the side effects]] of their flagship product under control. The idea of a radical leftist kidnapping and murdering these people helps to throw off suspicion from the real culprits.
25th Aug '16 9:13:17 PM SeanMurrayI
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* Taken quite literally in ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''. In the far future, humanity has "evolved" (and we do use this term very loosely) into two human subspecies; the descendants of the wealthy elite have become the gentle and childlike Eloi, and the descendants of the working class have become the monstrous subterranean Morlocks. The Morlocks prey on the Eloi, emerging from underground in the night to kidnap them.

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* Taken quite literally in ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''. In the far future, ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'', humanity in the distant future has "evolved" (and we do use this term very loosely) into two human subspecies; the subspecies: The Eloi, who are descendants of the wealthy elite have become the gentle and childlike Eloi, elite, and the monstrous, subterranean Morlocks, who are descendants of the working class have become the monstrous subterranean Morlocks. The Morlocks who now prey on the Eloi, emerging from underground in the night to kidnap them.Eloi.
25th Aug '16 6:58:05 AM thatmadork
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* In ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'', the descendants of the workers are literally feeding upon the descendants of the former masters.

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* Taken quite literally in ''Literature/TheTimeMachine''. In ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'', the far future, humanity has "evolved" (and we do use this term very loosely) into two human subspecies; the descendants of the workers are literally feeding upon wealthy elite have become the gentle and childlike Eloi, and the descendants of the former masters.working class have become the monstrous subterranean Morlocks. The Morlocks prey on the Eloi, emerging from underground in the night to kidnap them.
29th Jul '16 3:10:02 PM SeanMurrayI
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A StockPhrase used to encourage the vilification of [[AcceptableTargets rich people]].

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A StockPhrase and concept used to encourage the vilification of [[AcceptableTargets rich people]].
29th Jul '16 1:41:45 PM Medinoc
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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' has Mr Ishiguro trying to explain the problem to [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Mr Kornada]]:
-->'''Ishiguro:''' It's okay to have steak when there's a chicken in every pot. But if you're eating steak and the majority of people have nothing, it doesn't take long for you to look like a chicken.
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