reply to post by icepack
Sorry Icepack but kinda ranks along with "I was only obeying orders" in my view. Overmechanisation leaving millions on the scrapheap, while less and
less are required to keep things ticking over, hardly seems like the best deal for humanity and certainly not for western society.
I think thats why we have so many overly aggressive police officers and state officials, who are supposedly there for the good of the community as a
whole. Certainly not only for those fortunate enough to be able to keep there heads above water.
The problem being that eventually even those under the impression that they are set for life, may well find themselves checking out the price of
tents sooner than they think.
At the moment the US is in the position where its own population is being evicted from there homes for debt default, they then find that even as US
citizens they have even less rights that illegal immigrants. Your told that any solution would be 'too expensive' to implement, while at the same
time paying billions of dollars in 'aid' to one of the smallest, richest most aggresive countries on the planet?
Socialism seems to be the new communism these days, I disagree, but abuse of welfare must be stamped out...no question. On these same forums the old
my party vs your party goes on and on, with both having done exactly the same job for the american public as the other...very little.
But as long as people are happy to go along the line you suggest, that this is the way it is and we'll all be fine is so short sighted even naive and
I dont think for one minute your either, so how you arrive at that opionion I dont know.
I wouldnt think it unreasonable to expect that my people were fed to a basic level...no fois gras, just a decent level of nourishment. Would it be so
outrageous to suggest that the population had basic health and dental care?
Proper education would go some way to showing people a way forward, both as a person and as a country.
Whos gonna pay for that? Was the cry, probably from some of those currently residing in tents in California now. Yes it would come from your pocket,
but then you know would be covered should things get bad.
They could have been paid for had corporate america not elected itself supercop and gotten involved in just about every #ty situation since WWII.
Paying billions over the years to israel while letting things go to pot at home doesnt seem like a great idea either, but the tab isnt picked up by
those who start these things anyway.
How many thousands of americans have been sacrificed over the years at the feet of corporate and political greed you think? Im struggling to think of
a real tangible enemy, other than those that foreign policy has created, you had none....that was back when everyone loved the USA.
Most of the tent people were Joe Citizen till the SHTF and now theyve crossed that divide and are part of the unclean, the problem is that line is
capable of shifting at any time and does so regularly.
So your service staff are just as suject to the risk of poverty as the next guy, white collar work is the classic case with jobs moved to India in the
thousands, the all thought that the Superbowl lifestyle would never end, right up till they bought the tent!
I loved America that I thought I knew, as I educated myself the picture has become less clear, until the real americans come back and clean house, I
think things can only get worse for you. Dont get the impression that I think the UK is peachy, most of your screwups have been done here too at some
time in the past or present...we're just as bad!
I apologise if this comes across as a rant, its not. Its a view on a view, nothing more, its just my grammar etc can get bit nuts thanks to my