posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 05:14 PM
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
It's a quagmire we're in, and it's only going to go down.
I am NOT a socialist - I get accused of it a great deal on ATS, simply because I am more concerned for the poor than for ANY political or religious
ideology. (Because religious institutions often encourage a lot of children to be born that people maybe would not even WANT if they were free to
feel no guilt about not doing it.)
IMO, all those ideologies have to be termpered and FAIR or they become a noose, because I think that organizationally led thought is not the best way
I don't like the class warfare going on. I do see it. I don't know what the answer is if I look to socialist or capitalist - but I do see an
answer in being fair minded to all, and a bit more nonjudgemental of others than what I keep seeing come out of topics like this.
Greed is a big problem. MINE MINE MINE you get yours this is MINE
On some level though, we all get ours TOGETHER.
I've always believed that being successful involves also helping others to be successful as well.
I knew a guy once, with an autoparts shop. He was really concerned when a competitor opened up right across from him. But the DAY his competitor had
a grand opening sale, it was his best day ever. He found that his business only went UP having the other guy so close.
Taxes suck, but I'd rather mine go to the poor than to agencies that keep people from starting businesses and being as free as they could be.
Maybe I don't make sense. But I don't think begrudging the poor is going to help any of us, with 40% of the wealth in America gone, any one of us
could be poor tomorrow. I'm not into cutting off my own nose to spite my face.