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Originally posted by sarra1833
S+F for you. This is THE answer and if anyone claims differently, then you're right. They're part of the reason why America has problems. This actually opened my eyes a LOT and I hope it gets tons of replies, flags and you get the stars you deserve for posting this truth.
Indeed, it all comes down to workers in other countries. To them a dollar an hour is a fortune. They're content to make that much. Asking for 30/hr wouldn't cross their minds. It'd be the same as me asking my boss in a fast food chain to give me 45/hr to ring up orders at the register. You just laugh and take the min wage they give you.
It's a sad sad shape we're in. Sad.
Originally posted by Bobaganoosh
I think you've hit the nail on the head here OP. A fantastic observation. I agree with you to a great extent, but can't give a free pass to the politico corporate puppetry that runs this country.
I know it isn't Obama's fault alone, and as much as I dislike the Bushs' the blame cannot be solely theirs.
We have allowed our country to be pilfered. You cannot deny that our "wealth" has gone to everybody but us.
It begins in Public Schooling. The absolute suppression of Imagination and Creativity in Americas' children is a huge contributing factor. They are being programmed to learn without questioning what has been presented to them.
I have no "proof" of this. I just know myself. When I see a wound on a person or animal, my imagination immediately sends tingling pains to my body in the area in which I see the wound. It affects me so much that I no longer hunt. I find it very difficult to even administer a "mercy killing". My imagination is the source of my empathy.
So if you suppress the imagination of the children, you suppress their ability to empathise, effectively propagating a sociopathic attribute to them that will propel them forward in the Corporate world. We see the soulless individuals behind their dark glasses in suits with perfect hair and think, wow how successful he must be.
Children have to be given a choice in this.
Sorry for going sideways there. The OP just made me think too much.