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Originally posted by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Originally posted by truthquest
You mention "disaster capitalism" but in fact the merger between corporation and state is the definition of fascism, not capitalism. The blooming welfare state in the US is socialism. So, it does not make sense to me why you'd use the term capitalism when the US is not even considered an economically free country by the most complete investigator of the subject, the Heritage Foundation.
1. To use as or convert into capital.
Like "capitalize' on a scenario or situation. They say that in competitive sports I believe.
Originally posted by ClintK
"Blooming welfare state?" What planet are you living on? The number of people receiving benefits has shrunk from nearly 6 percent in 1994 to a bit over 2 percent today.
You're EXACTLY the kind of person I was talking about in my post. It's too bad people are so ignorant. They can be easily manipulated. And frankly, you obviously have been.
BTW, the Heritage Foundation is a right wing joke. It was started by an ultra-right wack, Paul Weyrich, in the 1970s.
Originally posted by glitchinmymatrix
reply to post by IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Get over it already. Everything is always about "the elite" or "TPTB" like "they" are some super-powerful alien race (gasp) that controls everything and everyone.
The big news flash is that it's all the conspiracy crowd members who whine and complain about how horrible their life is and how little a chance they have, when really ...if you have the internet, you are SO MUCH BETTER THAN SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE OUT THERE!
Wake up! There's nothing so disgusting than to see people acting like scared caged animals.
What would the world be like if everyone grew up figured they were controlled by "the elite"? Nobody would try to become anything, figuring they are already beaten. What a bunch of losers the world would be populated with.
Instead, there are plenty of people who do work hard and become innovators. There are wealthy people who give large sums of money to charity. When they don't, they re-invest it into their own companies to give more people the opportunity to get a job...but I guess YOU'D call that slavery!
Seriously this is madness. Get over yourselves. The world can be your pathetic pity party or your chance to try. Tomorrow's leaders certainly won't be playing the victim figuring they were not given a chance.
Appreciate what you have and stop complaining!