posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 07:16 PM
How is it that we, the supposedly 'enlightened', let politics turn us into the biggest hypocrits of this century?
We have let 'double speak' and appeals to our baser instincts turn us into people who hate the poor. Both parties accuse each other of starting
class-warfare and yet they both are to blame. Now we, the public, have become infatuated with pointing to the poor as the reason for the ills of our
society and economy.
We say they are lazy:
No one remembers that we are still coming out of the worst recession since the 1930's or that corporations have been sending jobs overseas at frantic
rates to avoid paying fellow Americans (their biggest consumers) a living wage.
We hypocritally support such unconstitutional ideas such as drug tests for those who receive government support, yet where were you when we used tax
money to give support to Wall Street after they raped our economy and drove up the housing costs in some places almost triple their actual value?
Did you rally for Wall Street to take a drug test? Doubt it.
In 2010, the US gave $52.7 billion to other countries in foreign aid. We 'nation build'. We spend more on ways to kill people than the top ten
militaries in the world, combined. However, when it comes to our own people in need, we become obstinant...we become holier than thou and put our
noses up in the air. We let ourselves be duped into hating the oppressed by the very people doing the oppressing.
"A nation greatness is measured by how it treats it's weakest members" - Ghandi
We are better than this, people. We are not the selfish, every man for himself, robots that the PTB would like us be. These tactics only serve to
keep us divided and distracted from the real issues facing us these days.
We all need some kind of help sometimes. It isn't a sin...it's a fact of life. Some people actually do take advantage of the system, but should we
throw out the baby with the bathwater?
“Investing in poor, young children has a phenomenally high economic and social rate of social return,” he says. “Because on the one side
early investments in childhood development have huge returns later in life in labor-market productivity [and] at the same time they avoid the enormous
social costs of crime and unemployment.” -The director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University