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6th Jun '17 1:01:19 PM SeanMurrayI
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Or if you prefer, [[{{Pun}} voregeoisie]].

A StockPhrase and concept used to encourage the vilification of [[AcceptableTargets rich people]]. Frequently, the phrase is used to metaphorically advocate a class uprising or revolt among the lower and working classes against those viewed as {{Upper Class Twit}}s and {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s--the Have Nots taking from the Haves. Occasionally, that metaphor is accompanied by language and imagery that [[LiteralMetaphor literally]] suggests [[ImAHumanitarian eating the rich]].

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Or if you prefer, [[{{Pun}} voregeoisie]].

A StockPhrase and concept used to encourage the vilification of [[AcceptableTargets rich people]]. people]].

Frequently, the phrase is used to metaphorically advocate a class uprising or revolt among the lower and working classes against those viewed as {{Upper Class Twit}}s and {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s--the Have Nots taking from the Haves. Occasionally, that metaphor is accompanied by language and imagery that [[LiteralMetaphor literally]] suggests [[ImAHumanitarian eating the rich]].
6th Jun '17 8:56:02 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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A StockPhrase and concept used to encourage the vilification of [[AcceptableTargets rich people]].

Frequently, the phrase is used to metaphorically advocate a class uprising or revolt among the lower and working classes against those viewed as {{Upper Class Twit}}s and {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s--the Have Nots taking from the Haves. Occasionally, that metaphor is accompanied by language and imagery that [[LiteralMetaphor literally]] suggests [[ImAHumanitarian eating the rich]].

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Or if you prefer, [[{{Pun}} voregeoisie]].

A StockPhrase and concept used to encourage the vilification of [[AcceptableTargets rich people]].

people]]. Frequently, the phrase is used to metaphorically advocate a class uprising or revolt among the lower and working classes against those viewed as {{Upper Class Twit}}s and {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}}s--the Have Nots taking from the Haves. Occasionally, that metaphor is accompanied by language and imagery that [[LiteralMetaphor literally]] suggests [[ImAHumanitarian eating the rich]].
6th Jun '17 6:58:05 AM longWriter
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* ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'': In one short stored named ''Comrade Bingo'', one of Bertie's IdleRich friends is in love with the daughter of a communist revolutionary. He disguises himself and gives speeches with a very Eat the Rich bent to them:
--> '''Bingo:''' “And the fat one!” proceeded the chappie. “Don’t miss him. Do you know who that is? That’s Lord Bittlesham! One of the worst. What has he ever done except eat four square meals a day? His god is his belly, and he sacrifices burnt-offerings to it till his eyes bubble. If you opened that man now you would find enough lunch to support ten working-class families for a week.”
2nd Jun '17 6:17:40 AM SeanMurrayI
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. Creator/GeorgeARomero's zombie flicks tend to have an underlying social message, and in the case of this film, it concerns how the wealthy poorly treat the lower classes. When the flesh-eating undead horde siege the Fiddler's Green colony, although both rich and poor die in the onslaught, the more intelligent zombies' main targets are the upper-class establishment. Once they're wiped out the zombies withdraw, and the class system ceases to exist. It's revealed afterward that ''the majority'' of Fiddler's Green other residents have survived the zombie attack.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. Creator/GeorgeARomero's zombie flicks tend to have an underlying social message, and in the case of this film, it concerns how the wealthy poorly treat the lower classes. When the flesh-eating undead horde siege the Fiddler's Green colony, although both rich and poor die in the onslaught, the more intelligent zombies' main targets are the upper-class establishment. Once they're wiped out the zombies withdraw, and the class system ceases to exist. It's revealed afterward that ''the majority'' the majority of Fiddler's Green other residents have survived the zombie attack.
1st Jun '17 7:39:49 PM jormis29
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. George A. Romero's zombie flicks tend to have an underlying social message, and in the case of this film, it concerns how the wealthy poorly treat the lower classes. When the flesh-eating undead horde siege the Fiddler's Green colony, although both rich and poor die in the onslaught, the more intelligent zombies' main targets are the upper-class establishment. Once they're wiped out the zombies withdraw, and the class system ceases to exist. It's revealed afterward that ''the majority'' of Fiddler's Green other residents have survived the zombie attack.

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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''Film/LandOfTheDead''. George A. Romero's Creator/GeorgeARomero's zombie flicks tend to have an underlying social message, and in the case of this film, it concerns how the wealthy poorly treat the lower classes. When the flesh-eating undead horde siege the Fiddler's Green colony, although both rich and poor die in the onslaught, the more intelligent zombies' main targets are the upper-class establishment. Once they're wiped out the zombies withdraw, and the class system ceases to exist. It's revealed afterward that ''the majority'' of Fiddler's Green other residents have survived the zombie attack.
11th Apr '17 8:09:18 AM SeanMurrayI
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* In ''[[Film/Rampage Rampage Capital Punishment]]'' Bill Williamson sends out a nationwide broadcast raving, "We need to kill the rich. You get out there, you use your weapons, you rip Washington apart, you hunt down the billionaires, the bank bosses, the CEO's, the scumbags and the liars, the governors, the lobbies, the senators!"

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* In ''[[Film/Rampage Rampage ''[[Film/{{Rampage}} Rampage: Capital Punishment]]'' Bill Williamson sends out a nationwide broadcast raving, "We need to kill the rich. You get out there, you use your weapons, you rip Washington apart, you hunt down the billionaires, the bank bosses, the CEO's, the scumbags and the liars, the governors, the lobbies, the senators!"
11th Apr '17 8:08:54 AM SeanMurrayI
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* In ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Rampage Rampage Capital Punishment]]'' Bill Williamson sends out a nationwide broadcast stating: "''We need to '''kill''' the rich. You get out there, you use your weapons, you rip Washington apart, you hunt down the billionaires, the bank bosses, the CEO's, the scumbags and the liars, the governors, the lobbies, the senators!!''"


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* In ''[[Film/Rampage Rampage Capital Punishment]]'' Bill Williamson sends out a nationwide broadcast raving, "We need to kill the rich. You get out there, you use your weapons, you rip Washington apart, you hunt down the billionaires, the bank bosses, the CEO's, the scumbags and the liars, the governors, the lobbies, the senators!"
9th Apr '17 9:38:02 PM Khrunwahl02
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* In ''[[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Rampage Rampage Capital Punishment]]'' Bill Williamson sends out a nationwide broadcast stating: "''We need to '''kill''' the rich. You get out there, you use your weapons, you rip Washington apart, you hunt down the billionaires, the bank bosses, the CEO's, the scumbags and the liars, the governors, the lobbies, the senators!!''"
24th Dec '16 3:17:18 PM Gosicrystal
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* Political satirist and journalist P.J. O'Rourke published the book ''Eat The Rich: A Treatise On Economics''. The last chapter, titled "[[TitleDrop Eat the Rich]]," praises capitalism as "the worst economic system anyone ever invented, [[NoExceptYes except for all the others]]."

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* Political satirist and journalist P.J. O'Rourke published the book ''Eat The Rich: A Treatise On Economics''. The last chapter, titled "[[TitleDrop Eat the Rich]]," praises capitalism as "the worst economic system anyone ever invented, [[NoExceptYes [[OverwhelmingException except for all the others]]."
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.
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