Originally Posted by russianrocket
Corporations pay the government, so that the government gives them money and better opportunities. I know exactly what I'm talking about, thank you. When the government doesn't let the business fail, then that is the governments fault, not the business.
There is no social contract. That's such bull. I hate when people bring that up. NO ONE signed this contract you keep speaking of. NO one deserves anything, and no one is obligated to do anything for anyone else. You earn things, and you choose what you give out.
" oh they were told to do this! It's not their fault!"
Everything is our fault. What the hell is wrong with this mindset lately, that everything is everyone's fault but ours. We create our own reality. We make our own choices and decisions. Poor become rich and rich become poor. poor stay poor and rich stay rich. I got a mountain of debt. I'm not whining or complaining about it. I'm not blaming anyone for it. It was MY decision to make, no one elses. It's my burden to bear, and I will bear it.
They'd all love for their debt to be paid off, and go to college for free. Try to deny that. The whole mentality I'm seeing is gimmie gimmie gimmie.
If we keep heading the way we are, then yeah, 1st world economy is going to go down the crapper, I'm sure. And it all comes down to government control.
I've really enjoyed the responses you have baited out of the others. It gives me hope for the world. I think we really need to start formally organizing specifically against the Fed, and move on from there.
People like you will be an obstacle; however. The Steve Pavlina community is mostly filled with people with a deep love for humanity... thoughtful people who want to work toward a better world.
Unfortunately it's deeply ingrained into our consciousness (by design) that people without jobs are lazy. We've been told that if someone doesn't have work, they deserve it. We've been told that we can't follow our passions because we have to pay the bills. "If you want to make the world a more beautiful place, and major in art... then *$%$ you... you can get a job at McDonalds. You're 'art' is worthless. You would be serving the world much better working for McDonalds." Sure.
- Free organic, non-genetically modified food
- Free Healthcare
- Free Quality Housing
- Free Utilities
- Free Higher Education
- Free Computers
- Free Infinite Energy
It makes you cringe, doesn't it? It makes a lot of people cringe. I feel like we've been conditioned to believe this is impossible, and the costs are too high. I believe that this actually comes from a deep-seeded jealousy toward those who would take advantage of the system. Also, many people do not like the idea of a society without economic classes because they would no longer be able to look down on those in a lower class. We've been conditioned to think of people in terms of economic classes, and we are conditioned to believe that those who have money worked for it, and deserve it.
This is not true. Most of the economic elite were born into it... and the wealth they acquire is stolen from the middle class. That isn't just a turn-of-phrase either. The elite literally steal from us... the Fed gave $7.7 trillion in secret loans at 0% interest to the very banks that own it... and that's just the loans that haven't been paid back. They actually gave out $16 trillion. With inflation, they effectively steal about $250 billion from us every year the loans are not paid back.
Even if people did take advantage of the system, I believe many more would be incredibly grateful. People who are inclined to work wouldn't have to take jobs they don't want, and they would have much more time to build real skills to help the world.
Jobs, jobs, jobs. I think we need less jobs. Wouldn't it be great if we made things so efficient that no one has to work?
I believe in giving everyone equal opportunity. We don't have equal opportunity. If you believe you do, then just imagine what life would be like if you were born a Rockefeller.
Think about the trillions we pour into oil every year... Imagine what we could do if we invested 1 trillion into an institution like NASA to develop non-carbon energy resources. We are not using our resources well, and it is deliberate and by design.