reply to post by kro32
There are plenty of people who have made it from being poor to rich so ask youself why some can do it and others can't.
Why don't YOU ask yourself that question on a deeper level than the simpleton "poor people are poor cause they like to have babies" logic?
Let's say you're born poor but you're at least one of the "lucky" ones fortunate enough to still have access to good health, food, clean water, public
education, no other family members to take care of, and a solid enough upbringing that you don't slip away into a life of desolation, apathy, drug
abuse, crime, etc.
You work your way through public school and decide you're going to be rich by becoming a doctor. Now all you have to do is go to 4 years of university
and then on through medical school. So after tuition fees, living expenses etc - you're looking at what, maybe $250,000 of debt?
And that's exactly
what it is - DEBT. Since obviously your family didn't have the money to pay for it, so you had to take out student loans. So
even if you work hard enough to be in one of the most lucrative self-earned positions you can be - you're stuck paying for it for the majority of your
The point is yes, in theory anyone can become rich too, but they have to pay the entrance fee - and it involves much more than this cliched, bull#
delusion of good old fashioned elbow grease and hard work.
It involves an exhorbitant amount of hard work - implicitly in debt to someone already much richer than them, and most likely for life.
And this analogy extends to almost anywhere you want to look: from the banksters owning people by way of strict mortgages and business loans to the
IMF holding entire countries by the b*lls.
The whole thing is a sham and it's nothing but a cloaked form of modern slavery. We live in a plutarchy - a system inherently rigged to serve the
rich, to protect the rich, and to always keep it that way.
Similarly we are also trained like seals to worship them - from 13-year old girls who obsess over celebrities to 75-year old FOX News-obsessed
Republicans who apparently think each and every one of them has simply earned their place at the top of this pyramid scheme.
You clearly seem to fall somewhere in this category, so enjoy your Kool-aid. Just make sure you hold on to the receipt in case you ever wanna wake the
edit on 12-8-2011 by mc_squared because: (no reason given)