Originally posted by SpeakerofTruth
For those of you who disagree with the OWS'ers, I think it is incumbent upon you to explain why. The "silent majority" have spoken and most of them
agree with the aims of the OWS...
Without pushing this to the edge of insanity, I will explain why I disagree with OWS's philosophies. Even though I agree with a certain amount of
their complaints, I disagree with their overall resolutions.
I am a Libertarian.
Libertarians want less government regulations on everything, job opportunities, and to be rewarded for individual strength. Leads to individuals being
rewarded for their strengths, which comes in the form of bonuses, low taxes, abundance of food, shelter, resources, and large healthy-successful
families. Wealth stays within the family structure, so that future generations have a high rate of survival. If anything were to wipe out the
government, Libertarian families will pass along their genes successfully. Why? Since they don't depend upon anyone to survive, Libertarians learn
that self-reliance breeds freedom. Darwinism. Natural order of nature. = Strong Individualism.
'OWS' wants more government regulations on everything, free education, free healthcare, and to be rewarded for individual needs. Leads to individuals
being taxed for others who want everything for free. Redistribution of wealth ideology. Wealth is taken from a hardworking family, and then it is
given to someone who stays at home. Also leads to complacency. People get comfortable while using the government system, so they decided that work is
not an overall priority. If anything were to happen to the government, these type of people will not be able to survive. Since they have relied on the
establishment for necessities, all of their lives, their long-term family's survival and health rate will have diminished. Why? No one will be around
to help them. = Socialism/Weak Individualism.
What 'OWS' overall misses is... money doesn't bring you happiness. Although you may be able to use it to buy materialistic items (capitalism), money
cannot buy you pure affection from loved ones. As a matter of fact, based upon social psychology, most divorces are caused by the economic failure of
one of the spouses. Mostly the failure of the male.
So... Do I envy the top 1%? No. Even though I would like them to lower the cost of their products and services, to make them more affordable, the
wealth they have gained over the years has not necessarily made them happy. Why would I want to punish someone for ensuring the longevity of their
'OWS' has done one thing positive for me... I now want to work harder, so I can become apart of that 1%. As long as I remember to volunteer my time
(not through mandates and regulations), I will feel as though there is something meaningful to gain.
edit on 10/27/2011 by Section31 because: (no reason given)