I had to rant. I've been watching the forums for a while and there seems to be a culture of doomsayers, naysayers and complainers here. Yes I get the
irony of my rant being a complaint. But I'd like to turn this into a forum for ideas for change. But I need to vent too.
Okay first off, why are so many people on the band wagon believing that the earth will be DESTROYED in a month? That's just moronic. The earth has
been here for billions of years longer than us and we will not outlive it. The Mayan calendar the way I understand it states that their calendar
system will end on December 21 2012. They do not forecast the destruction of the planet or the end of all time, they just state that what lies beyond
their long count calendar is unwritten. If some "scholars" have chosen to interpret that as an admission of the destruction of the planet, then it is
better to look at those researcher's credentials and think critically about what they are trying to accomplish with their assertions. I prefer to look
at the end of the Mayan long count calendar as an opportunity for us to shape the future into something positive and hopeful not to be be terrified
that the sky is falling. The Hopi say the world has been destroyed AND REBORN several times already. Who is to say that there won't be a cataclysmic
event that will reset the population to a more manageable number? Who's to say that it even has to be a destructive force, why not an awakening
(finally) of people to see that we're in need of a global enema? Why could it not be warp speed, time travel, or some other breakthrough that allows
us to expand ourselves and give the planet a break so it can recuperate?
Second, why the hell is everyone so worked up about whether or not you fall within a particular tax or income bracket? Being upset that most Americans
are under the poverty line to me just says the poster thinks the country and the world owes him/her something and that they deserve to be rich. That's
plain crap. Financial and economic threads should be focused on how a small majority of greedy pricks have systematically gathered all of the wealth
for themselves and propagated a system that charges money for infractions to people who already don't have enough as it is. If a bank fee, a speeding
ticket, or some other unexpected charge creates a dilemma that means a person has to eat peanut butter and jelly on wonder bread for a week or can't
get prescription medications for a month, then there's a larger problem than just a complaint about how "you didn't get what you believe you deserve".
Also if you're alive, there is nothing in this world that says you shouldn't work your ass off. Working for a living has been going on for thousands
of years - get with the program. I am a handicapped person, I take public transportation that is outfitted with both gas tanks and propane tanks to
work - so it's kinda green. I cannot drive, yet still I get there. I sit on the phone during the day and call people for $10 an hour. It sucks, yes.
But I contribute so I can have money to go to the movies, go out to eat, buy food, pay for my MD bills, buy prescriptions etc. I live with a roommate
to help mitigate some of the cost of my bills - there's nothing written in stone that says you need to live in a house all by your lonesome or that
you MUST have a wife and 2.3 kids, a dog, a picket fence....etc.
If you're living off of welfare, disability, or some other assistance program and you are capable of doing SOMETHING - please get off your ass and
help us all out.
The true travesty of 2012 America is that the housing market, the utility companies, the pharmaceutical companies, and a variety of corporations that
offer mandated services such as vehicle insurance have been allowed to rape the average person and that the media goes along hand in hand by not only
supporting these robbers by airing their commercials on radio and television, but even goes so far as to criticize those rebellious individuals who
cry foul and ask for a fair system.
The media is a scam, banking is a scam, politics are a scam, the cost of prescription medications is a scam, education is scam indoctrination, the
American dream is an illusion - get over it already.
Now let's chat about how to fix this crap. Anyone? My 1st idea about how to change things is a bit of advice. First, do not be afraid to die. And
second, scale back your expectations of what it means to live comfortably.
P.S. I'm a spelling Nazi. I admit it. I can't believe that anyone looking to argue intelligently would ignore spelling when you can look on Google or
dictionary.com. Also Firefox can automatically tell you when a word is incorrectly spelled, use the tools in front of you!
edit on 27-11-2012
by MrCipher because: grammar mistake