Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by newcovenant
We WILL collapse and many operations will go out of business but it will not affect the poor.
You can't subtract nothing from nothing.
When that day comes the poor will help each other - we will go back to sustenance farming, as we always have. People will boycott poor employers and
rush to the honorable and ethical.
The poor in the United States suffer from obesity, diabetes and other consumption related illness while juggling Iphones, Ipods and watching the
calendar for TANF, Food Stamps and/or Unemployment. Of course it can get worse for the poor. It can get MUCH worse. I would suggest anyone who thinks
differently, go to you tube and watch a few videos about the poor of Manila in The Philippines, or take your pick, but virtually anywhere in Africa
outside of South Africa and a couple North African nations which work hard to maintain the standard of living they do have.
You'll have to excuse me while I sigh. You look forward to a return to an agrarian society?? Ask China about all that...They've spent nearly two
decades moving at warp speed (compared to the time it took the West early last century to do the same thing, to get AWAY from farming to simply live
as a basis for their national productivity. The idea that anyone on Earth would willingly look to return to what basically amounts to grinding poverty
(while you can bet the rest of the world won't be taking one for the team to join us) is depressing. That it would be envisioned by anyone for an
American future is more than depressing. It's defeatist and fatalist.
edit on 19-11-2012 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)
Those are not the poor.... juggling the iphones and ipods.
Sadly enough... that's the middle class these days.
There are a good many tiers below even the chubby genxers..
You don't even know it and that's part of the problem.
Pardon me while I sigh...don't ask me about China.
Here is something to remember. I'm sure you'll know where it's from ...
"First they came for the socialists,
and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionists
Then they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me. "