posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 08:24 PM
Originally posted by SELAboy
Oh, goodness. More mindless propaganda claiming that turning Americans into powerless paupers somehow makes them better off.
Social security and Medicare need to be drastically reformed. Anyone with simple critical thinking skills knows this.
I love this progressive agit-prop that makes those who prefer freedom and individualism into heartless savages who want to kill poor people. Please.
It's getting pathetic.
6000 years of human history easily proves that government overspending, massive debt, and currency devaluation will collapse a civilization. We are no
different. It's quite irrational, illogical, and/or extremely naive to believe otherwise.
edit on 10-12-2012 by SELAboy because: (no reason
Government is what we designed to protect us against threats to our lives, and for some reason you people don't realize that poverty and sketchy
healthcare kills more of us (the people who ARE this United States of America) in one decade than all the terrorists, invading foreign armies, rogue
nation states and their insane tin-pot dictators, and global cataclysms combined since the launch of this entire nation. That means that the
fundamental purpose of government - the protection of the citizens of a specific society - in our case, is to protect us from the ravages of poverty
and sketchy (or nonexistent) healthcare - as well as the malignant schemes of those predators who would deny us that protection.
And yet, not one of you can imagine that the role of government is not to turn a profit or even balance a spreadsheet. It is to protect the citizens
that it was created to protect. Period. This inane obsession with money and the profit motive of a very small and otherwise insignificant slice of
this human race has 90+ percentage of us viewing our own lives and the lives of our families as less valuable than a positive quarterly report running
over the AP line. Don't forget, the end of the Clinton Presidency had us up by 260 billion (relatively speaking, of course), and that lasted how
long...? Not long. The illusion of fiscal solvency is fleeting at best, and the truth is that the way that the Federal Reserve works, there is no
possible way for the US to ever be free of debt. That is a fact and yet we're willing to literally destroy our entire nation over this aimless and
valueless fight over how much a collection of bankers claim that we owe.
The funniest part of this entire debate is the fact that the US owes itself over 70% of its outstanding debt. China owns only about 10% or so, and yet
we're ready to cut each other loose to real and permanent individual levels of hell in honor of something that doesn't even honestly represent the
truth concerning how wealthy or in debt the United States actually is. Hell, no one even knows how much money is actually owed by everyone to everyone
else anymore. No one even knows the actual relative worth of any specific currency relative to all other currencies. The debt numbers being tossed
around are anywhere from 10 to 20 times the actual combined worth of all the world's wealth combined. If that doesn't put this whole idiotic circus
into perspective, then you're not really trying to understand the reality of money, wealth, debt and global economics in this modern world.
The individualist is like the Monopoly player who collects 200 bucks every time he passes GO until someone takes him out of the game. No one is strong
as an individual. Money means nothing when the rest of your personal world decides that your money means nothing. The human community is the only
reliable currency that exists. It's the only currency that's ever survived every economic collapse this world has ever endured. The "tentatively
successful" will be the first to learn this, and in unforgiving clarity, if the truly wealthy succeed in establishing their bizarre utopia that's
based solely on individual success or failure in this already fractured empire. I would imagine that this group of pioneering individualists includes
most of you that have been cheering this effort on. You'd be the buffer that the wealthy are counting on, when the inevitable unpleasantness erupts
as the underclass "go through what they'll go through" and rip your lives to shreds in the process.
In the last scene, the streets are cleaned of the mess and the "chosen few" rebuild it all in their image of paradise. It sounds ridiculous, and
that's because it is. It's been tried so many times, and it's always failed. Not that this will be an issue for any of us. We won't be around to
be disappointed when it fails yet again.