reply to post by q_ball
Now at home.
Similar to ATS, just hidden. Their is hate every where, people hate people, and they dont even know why. Lack of education? Lack of understanding? Who
My family, going crazy, no one is considerate about any thing or any one. Very selfish.
I feel you 100% my friend. Not just the family, but friends and also random people you interact with throughout society as well. I've been observing
our society and the people in it and the way that they behave, quietly and to myself, over the course of .. well .. ever since I was 12 years old?
And I am here to say, I have concluded that the problems we uniquely face in our society in the United States of America, such as the ridiculously
high crime rates, the ridiculously high drug addiction rates, among others, are perpetuated by us
via the Capitalist lifestyle. When I say
Capitalist lifestyle, I do not mean that everyone is intentionally acting any certain way. Alot of this is subconscious, alot of people end up being
primarily the victims, and others.. primarily the aggressor or the oppressor. But let me go into some detail for you..
The Capitalist lifestyle is the lifestyle of brother versus brother. It is the lifestyle of competition with thy neighbor and even amongst your own
family. It is the lifestyle of greed and the desire to possess all the materials, people, and power that you wish. However, when playing this game
people go all out and pull out all the stops, viciously going after their fellow man to attain their materials and money. If we stopped competing with
each other, our entire economy and society would come to a screeching halt.
So allow me to ask, How can you build something on the concept of this? You are literally embedding in each and every citizen's mind that they must
be uber selfish, they must consider themselves first before others, they must not make personal sacrifices to help others, they must not help others
directly (because every other citizen worse off than you is one less competitor for the time being) unless it is family and sometimes not even then,
that they must do whatever it takes. Pitting citizens against each other and forcing them to step on each other's backs to attain any level of wealth
and status beyond that of a normal no-named nobody like myself you see. There is no other way ... you must compete.
What people don't understand is .. eventually such a system will become dysfunctional, eventually malfunctioning completely
. This is because
with the greedy capitalist mindset; All of the politicians who've been in the house, senate, or white house for that matter have always passed laws
and legislation which make the future generations the unfortunate people who must pay the debts that the government was making at that very moment.
It's almost as if they do not expect the place to even be around by the time the debts need to be paid. Do you really think the multi-trillion dollar
deficit will *ever* be paid off?
This way the government would not have to pay a red cent to see the implementation of multi-billion dollar changes and policies, expecting future
generations to pick up the slack. Why do this? Because! It is Capitalism, it is the USA, this is how it works! You are constantly in the mindset of
competition with your fellow neighbors whether you realize it or not, and something so simple as paying for legislature becomes yet another tool to
make changes without being personally responsible for the money spent.
"Who cares, I'll be dead and so will my children before these things must be held to account."
[edit on 6/27/2008 by runetang]