posted on Mar, 11 2014 @ 05:52 PM
reply to post by juspassinthru
Well you are right, I was probably being way too kind calling it capitalism. What I was getting at is that the sense of community died when the age
of capitalism began. An age of fiscal rape, where selfish greed is a-ok and to hell with consequences.
There was a time when a town would only survive if they all pitched in to build water well, or plant the summer's crops together. I guess I long for
those days. Sure, if the crop's died the whole town died. But there is a kind of simple life beauty in that, at least it was as a community.
Now regular schmucks become fiscal lords and kings with a revolting amount of money and zero conscience. Sure, some of the homeless are lazy, but
they probably grew up with parents unable to get work, and even when working probably could afford no better that scummy living conditions anyway
which only made more bills.
A dead end job (honest work that some people enjoy) should at least give a comfortable roof over ones head, a chance to pay bills and a little left
over to save.
That's sadly not going to happen when the scales are wickedly askew with a kilo of gold on one side and the opportunities of a feather on the
edit on 11-3-2014 by Qumulys because: (no reason given)