posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 09:17 PM
reply to post by MidnightTide
Look, I am not a fan or a detractor of the man. He is just another politician. However...
To a degree he is correct. If you are successful today at almost anything, it comes on the backs of those who have come before you. It comes on the
backs of those around you. Of course, you have a good deal to do with it too. There are many a lazy individuals with similar avenues open to them as
the successful person but do not take advantage of it.
While I have no clue what the man is thinking (unlike many of the other gifted mind readers commenting) I agree there are too many who feel they are
"their own man", "I did it my way", "pulled up by my own boot straps", etc. That is self absorbed, self aggrandizing nonsense.
I do not believe we need more government in our lives (if that was indeed the snake oil he was selling) but things like infrastructure allows us to
build what we do. Emergency services allow us to do it with a degree of confidence we have someone to call if it gets crazy. The military allows us
a bubble in which to build our future. All those things come with some degree of collectivism or government.