Once done with grade school, we come to a fork in a road on our career path, we can start right our in the work force, and feed the system directly. Or some of the “fortunate” ones will enroll in a higher learning institution. In both instances you are still caught in their web.
If you go down the path of knowledge, you will have gained a little more control over your enslavement, your chances of acquiring a more rewarding career are slightly improved. However, the majority of graduates are left with tens of thousands of dollars in debt. Most would consider this a reasonable price, and the job garnered as a result of the acquired knowledge should be able to pay it back. However, as most are finding out upon graduation, that cherished job is not a guarantee and the loans will not wait for you to find it. You first have to find the job, and keep the job, and work your way up in the job to be able to sustain a descent life. This is YOUR life's focus, do you believe we were put on this planet so we can assist the minority elite accumulate an overwhelming amount of wealth and power?
If you choose to jump right into the work force and skip the higher education, you start out with less debt, but your options for employment are limited.
Regardless of which path you choose, you eventually enlist in the workforce. Once on this road, a few necessities need to be addressed. One of the first priorities is a means of transportation, the majority of Americans seek out their first big investment, an automobile. These pieces of junk, oh they may be pretty and necessary pieces of junk, but they are still junk. The initial investment is ludicrous, the retail cost of the vehicle is sometimes 500 percent higher than the manufacturing price (inflation has skyrocketed the prices, compare that to the 50s and 60s when a vehicle cost merely a couple grand, where as today our median price for a well built car is $20-$25,000). Most people are not fortunate enough to have this money available upon starting out. So we get a loan for it, and then we will spend the next 4-6 years paying for the loan and the interest of the loan of this beast. This is just the initial cost. We still have fuel, insurance, state taxes and registrations and regular maintenance and upkeep of the vehicle. Oh the price of freedom. These clumbering beasts are ancient relics that should have died out long ago, however; our capitalist society has allowed them to evolve to this day, to continue to suck the resources of our mother earth as well as the hard earned dollar bill that the average American must shell out in order to obtain one. If it would have been my choice, I never would have bailed them out, a cost that we are still paying (but our national debt is so ludicrous who even takes it serious anymore?), and I would have given the bail out money to the manufacturers of companies such as Tesla (who is now at the brink of bankruptcy, where's their bailout?) Companies that are already on a path to alternative fuels.
Now that we're getting around and we have our mediocre income, we start looking at our living conditions, our options are rent or own. Either way we are tied down with a monthly payment that ensures we will get up the next morning and continue our feeble lives as an American worker.
So these big purchases on top of the necessities, the food, the utilities, and whatever entertainment helps you get through another day of living the “American Dream”. These are the chains of our enslavement, there're the necessities in life and unless we anchor ourselves down with a fixed income, you will either fail in life or succumb to criminal activities to meet these needs. Assuming of course you either didn't win the national or hereditary lottery. You are doomed to spend your entire adult life working to fulfill these needs, and while you're doing that, it's hard to worry about what the politicians and leaders are up to in the good and almighty name of democracy, cause come on it's Uncle Sam, he's the good guy remember!
edit on 15-2-2013 by RobbyMcGill because: same as above