reply to post by kn0wh0w
Rockpuck can speak for himself but the propaganda is pretty thick in this thread. Crap like this, for example:
the U.S. government is absolutely drowning in debt and cannot afford to be giving out so much money. My point here is to show the other side of
the equation. There are millions upon millions of Americans that are barely hanging on and there are no jobs for them. The suffering that those
families are going through is very real.
All one needs to do is open their eyes and look around to see there are plenty of jobs to do. Of course, these jobs that need to be done are not
nicely packaged corporatized jobs that Americans feel so richly entitled to, they are the sort of jobs that require enterprising people to take on and
even take the risk of not being profitable for a few years while taking on that job but confident in the vision that once the job is done the profits
will begin to roll in.
What I am talking about are entrepreneurs who come in all shapes and sizes, all classes of wealth, and all types of creeds. The entrepreneur does not
worry about how many employers are employing employees, instead the entrepreneur recognizes a problem that requires an answer and that entrepreneur
-seeing a job that needs to be done - offers that answer.
There are plenty of jobs that need to be done on this planet. If a person wants to wait for someone to come along and do that job in hopes that once
the job is getting done this might in turn create employment and this person might get hired to help do the job, this is any persons prerogative. The
thing is, if people don't want to take their future into their own hands and carve their own path through the jungle, they don't have to, but if
they are not taking their future then someone is handing it to them. It is of the utmost importance, if one hopes to survive the troubles of life, to
successfully predict any given outcome. It is even more important to successfully predict outcomes when they are being handed to you by others.
Mainstream media did not mystically zap critical thinking skills out of people. People just have poorly developed skills in critical thought. The
truth has not been hidden from anyone, it hides in plain sight. It is, as it has always been, simple. Jesus is recorded as saying: "The poor you
have with you always...", and since time immemorial this reality has been true. If someone is poor, the truth is not recognizing that financial
status as a caste system, lifestyle, or destiny, the truth is recognizing the transience of time and space and that every artist recreates what they
If someones vision of the world is bleak and dependent upon a power elite in order to make sense out of it, then under this vision it would make sense
that reactions to certain stimuli would result in outrage and protest underscored by an assured understanding that we are helpless and can do nothing
without the power elites approval. Maybe, if only maybe, enough of us were to show our genuine outrage and protest maybe the power elite will
understand and give us our well deserved chocolate rivers, marshmallow clouds and tangerine skies.
If individuals are not willing to take their lives into their own hands it follows that these individuals would be squeamish about taking what they
must in order to survive. The Pilgrims did not sail to the New World because they heard there were some really great jobs with lots of swag and
benefits. The American expansion out West did not happen because a bunch of cowboys and cowgirls heard there were some really high paying jobs with
paid vacations, paid sick leave, 410k and health insurance, and the expansion out in space will not happen because a bunch of people hear that there
are high paying jobs out in space. The jobs will come just as they did, but those jobs, the one so many are so alarmed have been "shipped
overseas", those jobs that would label you an employee, those jobs are handed to you.
Dare to view the world differently. Dare to see the vast sea of opportunities out there and dare to find a job that needs to be done but no paying a
salary to get it done. Dare to find a job that needs to get done that you are passionate about getting done. Dare to decide what your destiny
demands. Dare to create your own wealth by taking on the responsibility of a job that needs to get done but no one had yet got that job done. These
jobs are everywhere. Indeed, you've posted a thread submitting a problem that needs solutions that hopefully lead to answers. There is a job that
no one seems to know how to get done, easing the suffering for the poor. If this is your passion, then ease the suffering of the poor. Mother Teresa
did and lived a full, fruitful and happy life.
Whatever job you do, don't surrender to those who think all you can have is only what they give.