posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 05:37 AM
Americans (christian or not) are not adverse to helping others. But they want credit for it individually. They want ot be able to say, "No one forced
me to, I chose of my own free will."
This feeds the ego and sense of individual rightiousness.
What is funny is that I noticed in the social democracy I currently live in, the people still feel this way, even though their help is funnelled
through taxes! They consider that they wanted and voted for this- no one is forcing them to pay, the government is their servant not their master. It
is the arm which they control. No one is going to look at their hand going into their pocket and angerly proclaim it a robber!
But we americans feel too distant from our government, it is not a prolongation of ourselves. We made it big and strong, to intimidate other countries
and peoples, and now it is so big it hasn't much to do with little humans anymore. It's bigger than us, separate, overbearing in it's power.
That is what now makes me laugh when I hear my compatriots proclaim that socialism means bigger government- from where I stand now, I see it as the
opposite. You really can't get bigger than the American government is, despite it's values on individual merit and capitalism. These are what enabled
it to grow as an entity that pounds it's fist upon the world.