posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 06:31 PM
Let me tell you that I come originally from a worktown in UK. I completely agree that there is no witting conspiracy by the rich to keep the poor
poor. Nearly everybody among the poor has at least one opportunity - usually many - to escape. There are however forces at work among the poor
themselves that prevent people from escaping. Anybody who wants to go to college, emigrate, move to a better job, is met with "What do you want to do
that for?" So few do escape.
Also, I want to point out that the many of the working classes earn good money. But they spend it on drink, cigarettes, gambling, fast food and other
junk. If they followed the easy principle of paying themselves 10% first, they would ease their circumstances considerably. But they don't. The 10%
goes on drink. Please don't think I am sneering. What I am saying I have seen first hand. I have seen it too often. I have seen far too many people
being prevented from reaching their full potential through ignorance.
I do not accept the provisos that some people cannot reach their true potential because they are ill or handicapped. Professor Stephen Hawking has
motor neurone disease. He goes around in a powered wheelchair, has to have a machine to do the talking for him, has to be fed by others, etc. Now if
he is fit for work, I am sure that someone who is staying at home living on state benefits with a bad back can improve his circumstances with a little
It is certainly true that people are limited by themselves, and will just find excuses for their misfortunes.