posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 11:06 AM
the people of this country have been debating the usefulness of government programs for awhile now. people are aligning on various sides regarding
personal responsibility, and the pressure to perform (work to eat) is on. but people who are suffering with various levels of self hatred, ptsd, and
other forms of mental and emotional illness, are not going to understand that. they just aren't. expecting them to is unreasonable and what you end
up with is massive human suffering. that is not the correct approach.
if we can learn anything from ancient history besides how to kill each other (unacceptable direction, btw), it should be those moments when ancient
leaders made really good choices, for everyone. lets take, for example, the biblical patriarch joseph, who was able to keep the people of egypt and
elsewhere, from starving to death, by revealing to pharaoh an efficient way to do so as a result of revelation he had.
now i'm not saying this was some big revelation from god, unless you consider having a sudden realization that the inner city people were suffering
from something akin to ptsd from living in a war zone every day of their lives, as a revelation (i guess realization and revelation might be similar).
but think about it? by helping them, we inadvertently, end up helping everyone as the results can be replicated in other cities and towns. and it
doesn't just help those who need help for basics, like eating and medicine, it helps in other ways as well.
for example, by decriminalizing illegal drugs, and rolling them into the marketplace, modifying them to be less dangerous and more usable for
recreational or medical benefit, you provide a marketable product and resulting financial strata that currently isn't there in a way that benefits
the community, and a job market for those who actually enjoy giving back to their community because they've managed to heal or stay healed, enough to
do so. it's mired down atm, in isolated pockets of wealth and poverty, and self loathing, creating this negative feedback loop.
if you want people to think as independent, self sufficient beings, but they are really not capable of thinking that way in their current frame of
mind, it seems only logical that the first thing you do is quit doing their thinking for them. you quit trying to tell them what to do with their
bodies, and instead provide options that they can choose from when they want to, not when we demand it as a society. i know that may seem foreign to
some people, but it isn't. it's good sound logic. want people to make their own choices? self sufficiency starts with letting them make their own
choices. that ain't rocket science. it's logic.