posted on Jun, 10 2011 @ 09:00 AM
Originally posted by haarvik
Originally posted by lifeissacred
reply to post by haarvik
the government's role in society is supposed to be that of protecting/caring for the people.
No, the governments role is to protect the people, not care for it! Read your constitution!
He means protect the people from exploitation, which is easily confused with entitlement spending. The reality is that some people do not know the
exploitation is there, and others think it's ok for it to exist because that's how it was in the past. And still others think it's a crime and thus
think the government should be involved. Everyone it seems is on different pages.
What would have been considered fair in the past is now a crime. It seems that as the years pass people get more picky and paranoid and things that
were once legal are now considered exploitation. In general, these kinds of things are resisted at first. But sooner or later the public catches up.
But one has to wonder how long we can afford to do this. The reality is that we cannot afford to have a "fair" world. It would bankrupt us overnight.
So we must find a balance between fairness and reality. It has to be an ethics or set of values we can afford.
It's really existential in nature. Whne you realize morality has a bottom line $$$$. Humanity has known since we were babies that we're evil. We
cannot address every instance of evil. There will never be true fairness. It's a reality we all eventually accept. But somehow in between acceptance
and our ultimate death we forget. We get righteous and start to pay for one thing after another that we cannot afford. It's like a holy crusade. And
then what? Well I guess it's for the next generation to figure out. They'll know just as well as us, at least at first, that high moral aims are
expensive. But just like us they'll eventually lose sight of this and chase after evil.
Me, I just accept it. It's a dog eats dog world. This is the roman arena. If you're good enough to stand among us, then stand proud, otherwise please
get out of our way. That's my mantra. Survival of the fittest is alive more than it ever has been. The rich and affluent will be our future. The lower
class will stay that way. They almost always do. It's not the fault of the rich that the lower class are lower class. Reality is just the facts, it's
not an opinion or a judgment. If you're lower class and want a better life, you'll have to compete with those who're much further down the road than
you and the odds are against you, but this is the arena, so fight to the death! Complaining won't help. Asking for entitlement won't do any good. You
must fight and win.
It's not a mistake that youth want to be heroes. They want to win. But reality... is another matter. Reality is not your mother or father. Reality
will kill you with indifference in its cold eyes.
What's the meaning of all of this? Become a novelist and write about it. Make a new religion. Be bold. But evolution doesn't need a reason. It just
is. It exists like a trembling mountain. Do you?
Truth is, nobody should need a reason. You either are here or you're not.
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