Originally posted by LazarusTheLong
I am surprised to hear you talk so ignorantly... You usually have such good posts...
:puzz: I'm still not sure how to classify that comment.
In South texas, If you are an unwed AMERICAN mother trying to go to school and make something of yourself, YOU GET NO HELP...
now... add "latin" to the application, and you can write your own ticket....
The systems support the illegal Immigrants much more than the "white" population... it is all about helping minorities these days in South
Of course, those communities are the ones that need the most help...
(granted: due to getting paid poor wages)
Now add the burden that non tax paying charity seeking people add to that system, and you can see why people are mad at illegals...
let them get here legally and start paying off our social security, and all of a sudden, you would see everyone shouting praises of our hard working
formerly southern neighbors...
*source for the texas single mothers info... A texas single mother who happens to work at the work force commision.
I totally understand and agree with some of what you're saying. I think you're confusing what my position is on this matter into something else
though. The Unwed American Mothers argument to me is, while Generalizing things greatly
, telling a certain truth about a "Problem within the
System". I am sure that there is atleast one Unwed American Mother who is getting social aide, but the premise behind what you're saying is correct
IMO. It's inherent conditions make it something that can't be 'solved' with such absolute "all or nothing" dualistic methods however.
It should always be considered closely when choosing where to direct your focus. Placing blame upon usually one of two theorectical positions dealing
with "Unwed Mothers, or Gays, or (Any Label Here)" will not ever work because it is like trying to solve 3D Reality using 2D Thinking. I place my
focus upon the "System" itself which is a much more interconnected set of values to consider.
To use a something similar to your Unwed Mother analogy, here's what I'm getting at using the example of "Cable TV Service".
In this example below the items of comparison to your analogy are:
= Governing System
= Everyone both Legal & Illegal but in America
= Everyone Else
Now, if you're already a Member to Comcast you're paying Full Service Prices, with occasional Increases and in return you get Full Service.
Now, if you're a Non-Customer however, Comcast will bait you in by giving you the same Full Service at 1/2 Price for limited time or some sign-up
prize or whatever. So what you have is a "System" set up to Benefit those who have put nothing in while at the same time ignoring responsibility to
those who are already involved.
So if I'm a Member to Comcast
, which is mistakenly designed to Take Advantage of it's Members
, then it is Comcast that I should direct my protest toward, not the non-members. After all, they may be getting pampered
now, but that's only because they're being converted into Members, which apparently are the people getting screwed according their claimsl. There
are many other examples of this same pattern everywhere in countless Systems making up Reality.
I hoping that you are able to see within the cryptically constructed example above a more complete message which I'm trying metaphorically to lay
out. More bluntly, so we are all on the same page. "The System", like all systems both Natural or Created, lives by Processing, ie: Consuming &
Releasing Energy. We too, as People, are "Systems" ourselves. We Consume Material for Energy which is used.....but we are also Consumed
Material by "System(s)" for it's Energy. In other words, Corp. America is a Giant Power System made up of smaller colabrative systems but at the
same time both are also the Food being Processed. Think about that for a while and it starts getting very interesting and will begin to explain a lot
of things in a lot of areas.
I plan on possibly expanding on a lot of this type of thinking in another topic but for now I'm pausing to see if you're starting to understand what
my perspective is on this subject.