reply to post by Vitchilo
I know my post came off a little aggressive, I was trying to point out the focus on those and how those.
As much as I agree that certainly parts of the money goes to bankers and whatever, and others to social service, we can't exactly pinpoint where all
the money goes.
I'm not saying that 40 000 new laws in a year is a good thing, I'm just implying that these law systems are amazingly complex, thus the possibility
of most of it to be legit. Of course you have to keep in mind that they are working within the framework of the existing system... inside the box if
you will. Trying to perpetuate something that doesn't work always gets out of hand.
I'm not however, excluding the possibility that corrupt laws get pushed in. 40 000 is an impressive number and would make it easier to stick some
rotten apples in there.
When I mentioned starvation, it was to mean that these people could earn enough to buy food. Food stamps are good, but they are still just a plaster
used on a wound that needs surgery. I was not defending the way things are done. If someone doesn't have enough for food even with a job, what
makes you think he or she has enough for anything else? It doesn't solve the poverty problem, but it does help the people who are working to make a
living... which every human being wants. If that means a few less toys for the well-off, I don't think it's a big sacrifice on a human level. And
I know all about the gap between the rich and the poor, and yes it pisses me off too. I'd much rather see everyone have a full stomach and a roof
over their heads, but given the current situation I won't spit on the idea of preventing more homelessness.
yes I know that putting more money in the system is partly responsible for inflation. And yes I know it reduces buying power. You go around
twisting my words into something I didn't say without an idea of who I am or what I know. What do you do to try and make the world better? Do you
sit around crying bankers and just take it?
There is ALWAYS more than one side to a coin, that is the reality of our world, whether we like it or not. Even a corrupt system harbors good people.
Different people see the world in very different ways.
Personal responsibility is a dreamy concept, and is something we should strive for, I don't think our complex world is ready for such a leap....
there are possibilities in between.
I don't know where the reference to Georges Orwell's 1984 came from. I'm not preaching surveillance and YES there are limits to private life
invasion. Do you really think every law has to do with personal freedoms?
I disagree with your last point. Although the threat of the fine won't stop many, once you pay a large amount for something stupid, you usually
don't do it. It doesn't mean you agree , but you don't want to pay that again..... so that will stop more.
To your comment on the infinity of human stupidity... I'd say that our love, compassion and other beautiful things... it all depends on who you want
to be, how you see your world, who you hang out with....we all have our moments of stupidity and our moments of brilliance.
Don't give up on human beings yet.... I was there before and it's a tormenting place.... don't have to be religious to have a little faith in your