- Posted April 20, 2014 by
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Affluenza A Rich Man's Ilness
Affluenza coined and referred to as a rich mans syndrome.
Affluenza A highly contagious infection that singles out the rich, voiding them of any personal responsibility for any prehensile behavior. A pathological, valuing of material wealth over all else and anybody else. Basically they are coddled into a sense of irresponsibility or blinded by privilege they don’t know right from wrong
A case that just happened in Texas using the term Affluenza as a defense to excuse a 17-year-old boy Ethan Couch who killed four people and injured others. While drunk and on pills he had hit people on the side of the road. The defense argued that this boy Couch suffered from Affluenza and blamed his parents that they gave him everything he wanted and didn’t teach him about consequences. To me, this right here would have been the time. Instead he received 10 years probation and a plush rehabilitation center. What they just shown this boy that him having access to wealth. That Couch was able to buy his way out of consequences that the rest of us could other wise not do.
Another case of Affluenza: Robert H. Richards IV. A Great- Grandchild of the founder of DuPont. He was accused of rapping his 3-year-old daughter more than once. A judge in Delaware, Stated,” Richards would not fair well in jail”. So he received no time in jail.
Is this why the rich believes they are entitled too more than the rest of us? Is this was ails the Koch brothers?