reply to post by spqrenki
Originally posted by spqrenki
Aren't we all victims of it though?
In the same way we are "victims" of life and our physical bodies. We have to live within the limitations of our bodies, so we are "slaves" to our
bodies' biological functions. You are not "free" to stop eating and still enjoy life! So, you're a slave to food. You are not "free" to fly! You are a
slave to gravity and your body's limits.
You CAN freely leave the system or work to change the system if you don't like it. You have so many choices, yet you're stuck in victimhood.
At some point, in every American's life, rich or poor, the Government has a say so in how you live, what you eat, and/or where or how you work.
The government has a say in our lives and we have a say in the government. Unless you get completely off the grid and live completely off the land,
without using the roads, parks, fire services, safety regulations, etc., that the government provides, then you're CHOOSING to operate within the
society as it is today. Taking a stance of victimhood just means you've given up trying to make things (and your life) better. It's the easy, cowardly
way of looking at it, in my opinion.
You CAN get out. You can even move to a country where the government doesn't give a crap about you or how you live. Be on your own. Eat unregulated
meat. Get paid pennies on the dollar for your hard work. Have a great time. Fortunately, you are FREE to do so.
Please don't make the mistake of thinking that I have a positive view of government interference in our lives. I am against it. But I DO want
regulations that prevent some greedy person from selling me spoiled meat (all bad meat is not green - you can die from perfectly beautiful meat or
vegetables). I DO appreciate regulations that limit the pollutants in our air and water. But go ahead and drink whatever waste-laden or
cancer-containing water you can find. There are countries where people die from the water, because the government doesn't bother regulating it.
You may not think that working for scraps at some job that treats you like crap with the constant risk of being fired for 40+ years is slavery, of
which I would obviously disagree, but at what point does being positive about the situation become wishful thinking?
YOU made the choices that led you to being in that crappy job, accepting crappy treatment. YOU decided to work for someone else. YOU chose to stick in
a situation that made you unhappy. YOU made all the choices, yet you put the responsibility, not on yourself, but on your "captors"...
You're right, I know nothing about you personally. But I do know that blinders only serve the purpose of eliminating the ability to see what's obvious
to the rest of us.
As regards what's obvious to "the rest of you", I'm not impressed with "the rest of you". I care not how many bitch and moan about being slaves in a
society they created. The whole freaking board can come in here and complain about their "slavery" and it wouldn't mean a thing to me. Some say there
is power in numbers, but I am truly empowered and don't blame my position in life on others.
edit on 2/17/2013 by Benevolent Heretic because:
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