posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 02:08 AM
Another point I want to bring. Sorry guys, but our poverty class is a function of the society we built. It is a direct result of our policies. Many
want to blame the poor for their lot...but I guarantee, if those same people you might point to and despise for their laziness, their entitlement,
their ignorance...if they were born in japan, Norway, Vietnam, they would be nothing like they are now. When you see a large segment of the
population that is singular, unique, different than those that exist in other cultures, an example is the kamikaze types in WWII japan, or the
untouchables in india....then those people are a direct product of that society, brought about by social pressures, not their nature. I could be
wrong, but I believe that here in the US we have just such a unique group, and I would put forth the idea that this group is the result of our
structure and legislation.
But that aside....the majority of people are not like that. This is a fringe that is pointed to in order to arouse your ire. The natural state
of a human at rest is not laziness....its creativity. Its just that in the US the norm is so far from healthy that when they have rest they spend the
time in decamping, recovering. We have a system here that has completely subverted maslow's hierarchy of need. What I mean by that is
this....according to Maslow, we have to fulfill our needs in a certain order. Once we have achieved food, we then need to achieve personal safety.
Once we have achieved safety we then need to attain social significance or love. Once we attain these we move on to esteem and self actualization.
But in our system we have made attaining food and safety (home) a neverending cost, that people must devote at LEAST 40 hours a week to....their whole
lives. And we fill the rest of the time with addictions to distraction, TV, Football, alcohol, drugs. So people never get to the point of
actualizing, which is where they would normally discover their full potential and become valuable resources for their society. We have,
INTENTIONALLY, I believe, subverted whole generations potential in order to make them into good consumers. And let me add....even the poor are
productive consumers. Every single cent of welfare, aid, etc that goes to the poor....goes RIGHT back into the system as profit....to walmart, to
hospitals, to cell phone companies and automakers. Ok, I'll get off my soap box now, tequila has me rambling, but these are the thoughts I have on
it. Thanks for listening!