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Multiple Fake news claims-:  Information shared on Social Media asks’s “Do y’all know where the phrase “eat the rich” comes from or do you just repeat it cause you heard it elsewhere?

Do y’all know where the phrase “eat the rich” comes from or do you just repeat it cause you heard it elsewhere?

It’s not a bad thing, I just saw someone say “we never said who would eat the rich” and realized a lot of y’all might not have heard the full quote

It’s from Rousseau and it’s “When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich"

And, well, there’s a lot of people with nothing to eat…

The poor cried,

“We are starving. There is no more bread, and we have nothing to eat.”

The rich man said,

“Not my problem you don’t work for your bread,”

as if he did not snatch away the grain by his own greedy hands and create filling bread for his own overflowing mouth.

The poor cried,

“We are dying. There is no more medicine, and we’re all ill.”

The rich man said,

“Not my problem you don’t take care of yourselves,”

as if he did not buy all the medicine and raise prices so high

the gods themselves would not

be able to reach.

The poor people

stopped crying,

and the rich man was satisfied…

Until they came knocking at his door one night;

their faces were sunken,

their flesh decaying,

their eyes sightless.

They were monsters

of the rich man’s

own making.

As they devoured his flesh,

the rich man cried,

“Please, spare me!”

The ravenous zombies said,

“Not our fault

you fattened yourself

for slaughter.”

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News Verification: The small paragraph as, Do y’all know where the phrase “eat the rich” comes from or do you just repeat it cause you heard it elsewhere, is widely being share from the year 2019 and yet it slowly continues to being shared in the year 2020.

The post content has been shared on ifunny, stting again as “&Z asterosian Do y'all know where the phrase "eat the rich" comes from or do you just repeat it cause you heard it elsewhere? It's not a bad thing, I just saw someone say "we never said who would eat the rich" and realized a lot of y'all might not have heard the full quote It's from Rousseau and it's "When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich" And, well, there's a lot of people with nothing to eat... poor cried, "We are starving. There is no more bread, and we have nothing to eat." The rich man said, "Not my problem you don't work for your bread," as if he did not snatch away the grain by his own greedy hands and create filling”

Where did the word “Eat the rich” originate. The original phrase, which isn't an exact quote, is attributed to one of the leading figures of the French Revolution, Jean Jacques Rossaeau

TIL the phrase "eat the rich" is attributed to Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who is reported to have once said "When the people have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich."

The above statement has been mentioned in Wikipedia, “Eat the Rich is an abbreviation of a saying attributed to Jean-Jacques Rousseau: "Quand les pauvres n'auront plus rien à manger, ils mangeront les riches!" (When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they will eat the rich). In contemporary culture it may refer to:”

Eat the rich is an abbreviation of a saying attributed to Jean-Jacques Rousseau: “When the people shall have nothing more to eat, they’ll eat the rich”.

Eating the rich’ happens, literally, when the Masters or the Landlords are very stingy, grumpy, and inhumane to their servants. There had been numerous incidents that the oppressed house servants or hired workers from distant and poor regions vented their ill feelings towards the whole family of their masters.

In the ten-volume History of the French Revolution,author Adolphe Thiers summed up the spirit of the era with a quote by the then late famous social theorist Jean-Jacques Rousseau. “When the people shall have nothing more to eat,” Rousseau apocryphally quipped, “they will eat the rich.”




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