posted on Jan, 11 2010 @ 04:30 PM
reply to post by Desolate Cancer
Well that's your opinion and one I would argue that the Founding Fathers of this country never ever intended. A free market is mos definitely a
cornerstone of liberty and freedom. However, vulture capitalism, state corporatism, greed, and economic darwinism are ENTIRELY different economic
models. We as Americans have put the almighty dollar before our country, our values, and each other. If that's the type of society you want to live
in fine...........just because you have the freedom to make as much money as is humanly possible doesn't mean you should. With freedom in my opinion
comes constraint. There comes a time where you as a human being have to step up and say you know what I have enough..........I'm
satisfied......it's time others get to enjoy more of this pie. I think we as a people used to be a lot more humble, modest, and frugal.......partly
because of our roots but partly because of who we were and the freedom that we enjoyed. Nowadays, the more money you have the more freedom you have.
So no wonder everyone is out to attain as much money as possible.
In 1700s America the farmer down the street was as free as the banker up the street in terms of ability to feed his family, own some land, build a
house, have free transportation in the form of horses etc. Nowadays, money is the avenue to EVERYTHING........including freedom. Life has never been
fair.........but freedom was a lot more equalizing centuries ago than it is nowadays.......