And the ship we sail, and the flag she flies; It is the Herald of Free Enterprise
People should read up on Nozick and Libertarianism. Interesting pieces on wealth and estate which would also keep untainted individual liberty not some fake notion of "social justice".
"For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness."
- 2 Samuel 22:29 (KJV)
Traveling Templar - 28NOV2013
All this whining and crying and belly aching and heart bleeding. As if society has ever been any different. As if at one time man somehow was in a state of perfection and all we have to do is force some mythical "elite" to give up what they have to the commune and everyone can be happy. What BS.
I'm probabl one of the poorest mfers on this forum and I'm happier than most of the people here becuase I'm not wrapped up in this game. I'm an individual who provides for his own individual needs and lives within his means and I don't need anything from anyone. I don't expect a rich man to give up a dime other than the bare minimum necessary to sustain a basic infrastructure and the means to defend that infrastructure from hostile forces.
Why shouldn't those who come up with the big ideas, the new technologies that improve our basic lives not be rewarded with huge sums of money for their ideas? Are those sums of money not given voluntarily? Why do fools expect to pay X amount of dollars for a product and then expect the Government to forcefully take a percentage of that amount and redistribute it back to the population?
If you don't want the rich to have anymore money don't (*)(*)(*)(*)ing buy their (*)(*)(*)(*). Live a spartan life of minimalism.
If you give your money to rich man in exchange for a product, you've received your reward. The product in your hand is the reward. You have no right to expect anything else. If don't want the rich man to get richer, don't buy a (*)(*)(*)(*)ing product you never really needed.
The frigging poor ass naked native in Africa is probably happier than most of America's middle class.
When I see the Chinese, the Africans, hell even the Muslims in the middle east I see societies to admire. Tough societies. Societies inured to hardship. Who expect to see it and welcome it as a normal part of the cycle of life. Dog eat dog.
Whiners all. Make me sick. Weak and pathetic. All of Western Civilization deserves to fall into apocalyptics waste, because the people who live in that society are decadent, fat and weakened to the point they no longer deserve the high quality of life that they have.
Last edited by SiliconMagician; May 01 2012 at 01:04 AM.
What a gross assumption.
Last edited by JohnConstantine; May 01 2012 at 01:35 AM.