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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Krazysh0t
The usual beef is that "no one reads the article I linked!" So I did, and it reads like the typical whine of someone who doesn't like that his ideas and opinions are not valued by everyone in the country and he now feels alienated because of it.
How do you think all those people he is whining about felt for the past 8 years or so?
At some point in this whole process people have forgotten that just because they have an opinion, that it doesn't make them right, including you, but that hasn't stopped anyone from rampaging on about it as if it's gospel, has it?
No one listens, and everyone reduces everything to the worst sort of hyperbole. If I don't want to be collectivized, then I must be calling him un-American for wanting to collectivize everyone. Well that must be it.
originally posted by: ventian
a reply to: ketsuko
I really like that thought. Gradually ending a pyramid scheme, it might be possible.
I am 32, without health insurance, and make $10/hour. I started working full time at 18, part time at 12, and have consistently paid into the system. Not a bad life, imo.
I am lucky in that I have a trailer. I am lucky to have grown up in a poor but functioning household. I am lucky in that I was tough enough to brace my own arm after it broke last year. I have lived on ridicule, poor judgment, and scraps in my short time. I still believe this is better than full on socialism/communism, though. I happen to be well read, due to the lack of tv growing up. The endgame is obvious.
With that said, do you think the younger generation is prepared to bite the bullet and live like me, or do you think they will opt for "bigger government"?
If this sounds condescending, I apologize. I just got off work, but I am honest in my hope that there might be a way to keep this socialist agenda in check.
The whole point of democracy is that every citizen’s voice is supposed to have equal weight — even voices in favor of fair and compassionate immigration policy, universal health care, fighting racism, promoting gender equality, enshrining LGBT rights and other progressive causes.