a reply to: Bunkrbuster
My two cents.....
I think that, overall, the United States is a relatively safe place to live (at least for now and in most
areas). That does mean something.
I think that the public schools suck on purpose, because "they" don't want an educated and informed public.
I think that in general the corruption has gotten so bad, so ballsy, so rampant that it seems less and less that "they" even try to hide it because
they have conditioned many of us (sadly, myself included) that it's never going to stop no matter how much we b-tch and complain.
I think that they are doing a decent job of convincing (or brainwashing, if you like) way too many people into thinking that it is "okay" to flood the
nation with uneducated, unskilled illegal immigrants as if somehow that is going to help the poor in this country (which to me, defies logic).
Simultaneously, "they" are successfully displacing experienced, skilled, educated American citizens out of jobs that they have had for years (often in
the IT sector) via H1B visas. (Reference the recent Disney horror stories, to name just one example).
I think "they" do an awesome job at distracting the masses. Look at what the main focus has been over the past few years.
Gay marriage, which regardless of how people feel doesn't help the economy and doesn't materially help people's lives (save for the few that can now
marry). Taking down the Confederate flag, which did nothing to help the economy and doesn't materially help anyone's life. This stirring up of
race-vs-race issues, doesn't materially help anyone's life and actually can (and has) caused severe damage to communities.
So, to be candid, and it is somewhat painful for me to admit this.... I find myself in the "its too far gone" camp. I have come to realize that there
is almost NOTHING I can do. There is NOBODY to vote for that will make a difference. Just as I watch the neighborhood I was born and raised and
still reside in crumble both structurally and crime-wise, so will go the nation (although that will take decades or maybe generations).
Our son will be 4 next month so all of the above literally has caused me to lose sleep worrying about his future. I've realized that since there is
nothing I can do to fix this, the best thing my wife and I can do is put our family in the best possible position to survive as the nation crumble.
We opted for private school for his Pre-K at great expense relative to our income. We will continue to have him in private school. We have started
saving for the outrageous and (in my opinion) unwarranted insanely high cost of college, as to not have him in debt upon graduation.
We are also saving away as much as possible to build ourselves up as much as possible financially, so in the event our son needs help twenty years
from now, we will be able to provide it.
Bottom line, we are screwed. I have been thinking about it this way lately....
When I was younger (say, in my early 20's) I was not as fiscally responsible as I am today. So when I would come across what, at the time, was a
relatively large sum of money (say, a few thousand dollars) I wouldn't go and blow it all in one shot. However, even though my original intent was to
only spend X-percent and keep the rest in savings, being young and less responsible I let the sensation that there is a lot there, I can spend just
a littlebit more
. However, after a while those "little bits" added up to the whole. That's how I think politicians see our nation. In so
many ways it is so big that, "Eh, we can absorb a few million more illegals. Eh, we can squeeze a few million more jobs away from citizens. Eh, we
can handle a few more million people on welfare or on the streets." After a while, it all adds up and the bill will come in he mail... eventually.