posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 01:40 AM
I totally agree with everything you are saying. You are both very correct.
I am more or less talking about leaving or giving American society and the way of life here a break. I am not one of those that thinks everything is
necessarily wrong with American society. I do feel the American way of life in many ways is one of the best and most generous ways of living in the
world. It definitely has some kinks that need to be ironed out, but over all rural America is top notch in my opinion.
That being said, escaping it and starting fresh in many ways is very alluring to me. I understand and believe in capitalism and the rule of law. But
in a different context I also see the good in an anarchy and communistic way of life as well. Now, in no way do I feel the immediate world that we
all share should adopt these concepts. After all, these systems have been tested and failed miserably a few times so far.
And as far as people living a sub par life here in America, I do not have much sympathy for them. There are resources galore here, and all it takes
is a little motivation and will to achieve the basics. There certainly are exceptions. I would know better than most believe it or not, but
generally, opportunity exists here.
I am talking about places, where there is no opportunity. Where people dig through trash to find as much plastic as possible so they can turn it in
to the nearest recycling plant so they might earn 1 dollar to feed 3 children. These are the places that the average American has no concept of.
These are the real poor people. Not beer belly joe livin off welfare. Thats not poor. Thats lazy.
To think what 50,000 inspired people could do to lift up and build a community is possibly world changing.
I would love to be part of some effort such as that.