Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by boncho
But they are free and no one has the right to determine what is productive. i consider productivity how much time you spend with family and
meditating in nature and how fast you can get the food and shelter stuff down, and how far you can develop interests and talent.
I consider the rest pure slavery and pure evil.
As to some "hat" determing what is productivity, some bloodline type. Go tell your own bellybutton that stuff, and leave my ears alone thank you,
because I don't value their opinions and refuse to be enslaved by any of them.
edit on 13-6-2013 by Unity_99 because: (no reason
Everyone bitches and complains. Fact is, is the islanders would complain before the system, and they would complain after. But at least in the second
scenario they are doing something with themselves.
Yes, there are slave like conditions, but the people who get themselves up to the top also worked slave like conditions to get themselves there.
And as much as people want to bitch about legacy families, it is not as cut and dry as it was a few hundred years ago. It's actually quite hard to
keep and/or pass down wealth like it was in the past.
The government takes nearly all of it when you die, and your heirs can piss away half your fortune in a few years with some of the extravagances
Perhaps the banking industry is the only one I have qualms with. You have people creating wealth by simply screwing around with fictitious numbers.
Am I all angsty towards a legacy family who created industry in textiles, shipping, oil, sales-distribution wholesale (or retail), restauranteurs...
Why the hell do you feel like slamming people simply because they and their families were business minded and created legacies by running successful
You all claim the fight for fairness but you would simply write people and their family off because they may have amassed wealth or prosperity for
creating and sustaining a business which lasted for a decade or 50 decades.
That seems unfair to me.
It's no wonder the old companies of yesteryear are
rapidly disappearing. There was at a time, a company with a 500 year
history of making something like hats, or knives, or shoes. But they get swallowed up in corporate buyouts and evaporate. The family legacies
evaporate with the companies. And instead a new generation of corporate execs are born instead of people who were ready to carry on a family name and
It's a shame.
And it's the people who buy and bitch that cause it. Who didn't stand up for their small-medium or even large (not massive) businesses.
Just watched a documentary on the sushi trade in Japan.
Interesting to see the companies, families, who had industries like knife making, export, wholesaling, all with histories going back 100 years or
They all had one thing to say though... The life of their family's legacy was nearing its end. All their competitors were being bought out, or
swallowed up in hostile takeovers. Or they were being undercut by more automated companies.
Kind of sad actually.
I personally try to buy as much handcrafted materials as I can. And I would not bitch seeing anyone high in that company spending their wealth.
Certainly wouldn't blame them for anything either.
Corporations with lobbying and complete disregard for their actions, I can agree with you there, there's a problem. But it's not something where you
condemn people simply because they have wealth or long standing businesses.
Even people who are fans of nature, or small towns. Live in those places for a few years and you see a common theme. "Gee willikers there's nothing
for us to do!"
Someone comes in a creates business and/or entertainment venues which in return earns them money... I wouldn't knock that... would you?