posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 03:09 PM
This Occupy Stupid thing has me fired up.
The system is by no means perfect. I day traded for several years, long enough to quickly realize the system is fixed and you have to bring your A
game to make any money. It needs fixing. Flailing about in a park isn't going to do that, it's unfortunate that most of those people that are
"occupying" don't realize that.
I served 13 years in the military, got paid crap. Qualified for food stamps and the wife got WIC for 4 years of that stretch. 3 deployments. So
I've paid my debt to the US (we never did take the food stamps... pride thing). I left the service because you can't get a degree in my field of
study from a decent university part time, so I made the choice. Don't regret it and now I'm a physics lecturer at the local stat univ.
Got my graduate degree, paid off all my student loans with a job as a defense contractor. Mac & Cheese. We did it, we managed our budget and we are
now totally debt free. American Dream: we sacrificed for a while, toughed it out and now we're good. This is what those people at OWS don't get.
There's a poem: something like:
A man says to the universe
The universe replies:
That does not create in me
Any sense of obligation
So to you OWS supporters: I owe you nothing. I will give you nothing. If you try to take it from my family, I will exercise the appropriate amount
I've earned, bled, for everything I have and you will not take it from me. This. Is Liberty.