I want what you have, I want your lifestyle, I want your money and your stuff. I want equality and respect all without putting forth the effort for either. Capitalism is a disease that has corrupted our society as people strive for wealth and fame….I would like to talk about it more but Kim K is on at 3. I need a new smart phone, this one takes crappy selfies.
Minimum wage is bullshit, I’m worth $15 an hour…..except, well I’m not coming in today because I have a friend who is in emotional crisis and we need to go talk over coffee, you understand. You can’t fire me I have rights. Employers are just greedy they have so much money they can afford to give me more, its all part of wall street.
If you don’t give me the things I demand then I will burn and break stuff that doesn’t belong to me because that is fair. If I can’t have what you have then I will ruin it for everyone. Oh, wait is that Kanye West? I need to go climb on this car to get a better view.
I hate the cops, they are power hungry animals who slaughter young black people. Nothing more than part of the establishment. Why wont they work security for Beyonce? She deserves it. I can’t be bothered with trying to talk to my landlord, call the cops and make them deal with it. What do you mean you wont help me officer? I CALLED YOU! I know I was speeding but I AM IN A HURRY, I HAVE TO BE SOMEWHERE.
When did “We the people” become “ME the people”? Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has turned into “your life at the expense of our liberty and my happiness”….. Is this really revolution or just heartburn? It sounds more like a temper tantrum. A nation of whiny little victims is what we have become. Soft in our complacency, distracted by shiny objects and controlled by the endless onslaught of social media.
All these larger than life social issues seem to assault our senses every single day…..an endless march of progressive siren songs demanding our attention. A new voice has mixed with an old voice to offer “A Future to Believe in”. A fresh idea, a new way to look at fixing a corrupt and rigged system. We need a revolution to bring the country back to its senses…..You say you want a revolution? Maybe a socialist revolution? What would that look like?
1.Abolition of property in land and application of all rest of land to public purposes.
2.A heavy progressive or graduated income tax. (Tax the rich)
3.Abolition of all right of inheritance (redistribute the wealth)
4.Centralization of credit in the hand of the State, by means of a national bank with State capital and exclusive monopoly (put Wall St. under total control of the Government)
5.Centralization of the means of communication and transport the hands of the State (Government mass transit, delivery etc—-bullet trains for the masses)
6.Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of industrial armies
7.Free education for all.
Sound familiar? Nearly all of this has been addressed in some form by the “Future to Believe in” campaign as well as the “Fighting for Us” crowd. Would it shock you to know I pulled that list directly from the Communist Manifesto? It all worked out pretty well for the communists…
America is currently a divided, compartmentalized labeled mess. The people of this amazing country have been divided and subjugated without most of them even realizing it. Their “freedom” is at the will of the state. Welfare and entitlement programs over the last 50 years have done almost nothing to lift people out of poverty. The social engineering of the 20th century has left us more divided than ever. The march for equality has left a wasteland of fractured communities dependent on government kindness.
We are assaulted each and everyday with our differences. Different colors, different races, different orientations, different incomes blah blah blah blah….. Haves and have nots, income inequality. So what is the solution? I for one certainly am not looking for the government to come in make it all fair. History is laced with the ruins of government “fairness”.
The Liberals on the left tell us they can fix everything by spreading the wealth. I recently read a book titled “The Conservative Heart” by Arthur C. Brooks. In a section on Social Justice, Brooks breaks down the two sides as:
“The left generally espouses the idea of ‘redistributive fairness.’ Liberals argue that beyond some unspecified limit, an uneven distribution of income is unfair on its face, and so promoting social justice means using government to promote greater financial equality for its own sake.” (sound familiar?)
“Conservatives, on the other hand, champion ‘meritocratic fairness.’ We believe that real fairness means that everyone should have abundant opportunity to pursue their happiness, and that — above a reasonable safety net for the the truly indigent — reward should follow hard work and merit”
The poor are divided and told they can’t do anything because they are poor. They are labeled and placed into voter groups, who have been voting the same way for over 50 years only to see their status quo get worse. The solution? Sub-divide them some more.
Liberals continue to further break down the divisions, creating smaller and louder groups of oppressed people demanding action, demanding something…….more. Through this division they gain power, they stir up the hate. If you speak ill of any of these subdivisions you are labeled a hateful-racist. You are against illegal immigration? You hate Mexicans. You have a problem with gender neutral bathrooms? You are a hateful hater. Never mind that these are not new issues.
I am not a bigot because I want to control my country’s borders. I am not a homophobe/transphobe because I don’t want to hear about what bathroom someone wants to use, and I am not a 1%’er because I work my ass off every single day to have a comfortable life, and neither are most Americans. We want simplicity, we want opportunity and we want the ability to follow our ambitions. We don’t want an omni-present government nanny looking into every aspect of our lives. We don’t need to be regulated out of our freedom. We don’t need to be labeled as anything other than Americans. My simpleton view of the country? Don’t be an asshole to people. Treat each other with respect and dignity. In my world “Equal means Equal”. I don’t care what color your skin is or what your biological plumbing is. If you immigrated to this country you did so for a reason, now step up and fight for what your new country stands for, while proudly celebrating where you came from. I have said it many times before……”We are Americans first”. If you find a better system, then by all means go. Denmark is appealing? Go for it, I’m sure they will welcome you with open arms. France, Switzerland, Canada? Why not.
I agree the diversity of our nation allows us insight and a broader view, however, it is our oneness that makes us strong. I am tired of being told I am a bigoted by-product of white privilege because I want everyone to play by the same rules. So speak up, you can call for hope and change, but when I don’t agree with you, that is not an invitation for mayhem. It simply means I don’t agree with you. We can have differing opinions and still get along. I applaud your right to speak out, to seek change as you see fit. I will continue to fight and support your right to have ideas I don’t agree with. In return you need to respect my values and my ethics with the same passion I protect yours. Once the screaming stops, we need to learn to live together for a common good, a common goal…..Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Your Liberty is your right as an American, use it wisely.