Originally posted by Skyfloating
So if the government is so damn evil,
why do you have food to eat?
why do you have shelter?
why do you have internet-access?
why do you have the freedom to write anything you want here?
why do you have clothes?
why do you survive an average of 100 years?
There are plenty of countries in which these things are no given.
Well I have some answers to for you!!!
Hmm, in answer to those questions, this has nothing to do with the government, even here in the UK which is well known for its most generous hand
outs! These things aren't provided by the gov but by the tax payer!!
There woundn't even be a gov if the tax payer didn't support it offcourse. But personally and like many others I provide these things for me,
through my hard work! These privilages of socail security which you are referring to, were fought for by people in the west and the so called most
developed nations demanding these rights in the first place and they weren't easily won! (and all that came about as a result of industrialization,
people who were otherwise self sufficient were forced by there landlords to go an work in the towns and citys)
Contrary to to your opinion, which I have to say I find most annoying coming from you, who I thought was smarter than that, is this idea you suddenly
make out like are govs are our benefactors! When infact they are just elected officials that have to be kept in check by us the people at every
possible opportunity! Unless, as so often happens they become corrupt! As most often happens!
Yes there are plenty of countries in which these basic needs are so much harder to come by, and that just proves the fact that whatever powers are in
place, they are not to eager to help out the general population which is maent to support it!
Just take a brief look at history to see how poeple have been controlled and manipluted by the select few (mafia) who consider themselves our
Annother argument against what you say here is that we need these very basic things to live, but yet we still have to provide for those in control.
Much like the animals we have domesticated, their basic needs we must provide for them. i.e food, shelter basic needs, are we much different from
In addition the earth provides all of our needs in however basic a level that may be, (not the govs, bankers or any given group seeking to control
and maniplutate us to there own ends!) Personnaly I woudn't mind living as part of some long lost tribe with just the basic things needed to survive
on, I think the balance has been lost in modern life and modern lifestyles are doomed sooner or later by the sheer amount of crap we waste and this
crazy idea of growth needed to keep the economy (machine) running!
p.s your average age of 100 years life span is way off, this doesn't help your argument much with said percentages about cst!
A better way to look at this whole subject is to say simply, don't question everything, just question that which makes no [snip] sense!'
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[edit on 27/7/09 by masqua]