a reply to: noeltrotsky
It's how I see it, I devour the news, look at multiple points of view from different sources and formulate an opinion based on personal beliefs,
research, and investigation.
Good, mistrust the media, they are often blatantly wrong on so many issues.
It's just my opinion. I think I'm entitled to it (oh, used that nasty word, entitled, can't use that word in a crowd full of conservatives, can't
be entitled to anything around conservatives can I?)
I understand the echo chamber is a bad place to get political information, that's why I avoid it and come up with my own ideas based on my life and
experiences with people around me.
I'm old enough to know I don't know it all, and old enough to know that the current system isn't working. Sorry that I apparently pissed you off on
such a personal level (hit a nerve didn't I?). It certainly wasn't my intention.
I'm just stating that I think that there are flaws within the system and those that think that they should only work for themselves without bettering
society are in error, I believe that those that choose to flaunt the system and try and skate by forcing others to work for them without themselves
contributing anything to society are in error, and I think that those that only see the well to do as worthy and should only reap societies rewards
are in error.
Maybe those that are lacking in skills or are displaced without a job can get the means to go to school to learn a better trade, and improve their
lives. Sure, you think this is all just media driven hyperbole. Maybe your set in a cush job, have all that you need. But others don't, my point is,
maybe we can spend less on military infrastructure waging pointless wars that only make more enemies, and spend more taking care of our own so that
they can actually live the American dream which is outside the reach of so many Americans.
Maybe we can start manufacturing things in this country again. Make these products of such quality that it justifies the earnings that the people
making them get so that they can get off of food stamps.
You think this is all media driven bull crap? It's reality. You might have it good but what about the downtrodden you see every day? Do you give a
crap about the person at the gas station working his ass off for minimum wage? Or the person at the fast food joint? Or the person washing your car,
or the maid cleaning up after you bought a hooker? Do you actually give a crap about your fellow man? Or is it just a end of December thing that you
do to earn a tax credit?
Do you have the capacity to be charitable just for the sake of humanity or charity without thinking about it as a line item on your tax return?
Do you think the government should end all welfare for the poor, just to save you a few cents on your taxes every year?
after all got to give those gas companies their checks just to keep the price of gas down, got to give corporate farmers subsidies to actually not
grow crops to keep the price of corn up,
Cant subsidize manufacturing in your own country to build American products on American soil.
Let me guess, your the one guy in America who doesn't try and itemize his tax deductions at the end of the year honestly reporting all his income
(including all that crap you sold on Ebay and the yard sale you had) so that you can have a lower tax bill.
I call bull [snip]
Oh yes, here's this bleeding heart liberal waxing on about how unfair society is and how it's so damn hard to make it in America. Well, it freaking
is, and it doesn't help when conservatives close every door they can to make it even harder.
But oh no, it's all media driven hyperbole with no truth to it whatsoever. (says a person who obviously has never ever spent time in a soup kitchen
on either side of the tray)
Wanna know what I do a good chunk of my week? I volunteer at a homeless outreach center, helping people get Pell grants to go to school, get the
documentation they need so they can get an ID, get food stamps, find low or no cost psychiatric counseling, find low cost dentistry options, telling
people what churches are offering feedings, getting people clothes so they can interview for a job. I don't get paid for this, hell, I'm a
maid/maintenance/gardener guy at a seedy motel for a living. I do this because it's what needs to be done to better society, cause I don't actually
want to see people fail, I want people to have the best chance at bettering themselves.
But what do you do for the betterment of society Mr. "everything you say is media driven hyperbole"? Do you actually make a difference in the
community or are you too busy with your own stuff to care about the Americans around you who could use some help?
Oh yes, everything the media says is a lie, nothing is wrong in America, no one is suffering here, no one is hungry here, no one is sick here, all I
see is streets paved with gold and those that are out on the streets are there because they are too lazy to work.
I've heard it all from that side, that's why I continue to assert that the libertarian party is just selfish people who can't be assed to help
their fellow man. Republicans are only interested in helping those that already have the means to help themselves, and Democrats are too busy trying
to regulate absolutely everything and cradle to grave people into the system to actually do any good. Yea, I'm liberal, proud of it, I have a heart
for my fellow man. I do for them because I want to, I think it's the right thing to do. Maybe you disagree with what I do. That's fine. I'll
continue to do what I can to help everyone I can just because it's something I can do. I have a laptop and am good at navigating government websites
and getting people the help they need. I do these things because I can. I think I'm helping society, helping people, and it's the human thing to do.
According to you I'm effing wrong.