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Originally posted by atlasastro
I just want to know how you were able to make the generalisation that we have all been scammed by using Three manufactured stereotypes that are favourable to a conclusion I suspect you already had.
For example, in Jimmy's case, it seems only his family is effected by the depression, like the depression only targets his family because it was middleclass, this was not the case as people from all spectrums came undone and the depression brought many communites closer together. It actually re-inforced the significance of family and community as opposed to materialism. In fact if you read some historical recollections from children that survived that era, many of them did not even know they were poor. Perhaps reading Rita Van Amber, for example will explain what I mean.
Don't get me wrong Bobby, people with money will do what that can to get more and protect what they have but that is just a human flaw, you can replace money with power, or love, or control, people will do anything to protect these, satisfy a need for it or get more of it.
If you had 10 extra zero's in your account I bet you would have a different perspective on things.
I know my perspective would change, to what degree I can only imagine.
There are billions of other people out there, you gave us three stories.
Also Bobby, what is your solution?
What alternative have you got for us?
Your story is great in re-inforcing the perception that there are things that are really wrong, but many of us already know that mate.
BTW: this is ten times better than all your doom threads.
Originally posted by Palmer777
reply to post by bobbylove321
I agree on some levels. Life should be something with meaning and with consideration for our fellow man.
However, Why should education or anything be free? Even countries where education is "free", people pay taxes in order to run the schools. Economy is economy. Whether it is in the form of currency or a barter system, it is still an exchange. Why should someone share their hard earned knowledge for nothing?
That makes no sense.
Originally posted by dope001
My opinion about this, is like yours.
But is it still possible too change this system?