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A WORD FROM OUR FOUNDER
...dialogue parts one and two
okay, you conservatives...and liberals, pay attention. this is how you exchange ideas. My last blog was on how communism sucks. i EXPLAINED WHY, didn't call anyone any names, didn't talk down to anyone, and didn't talk over anyone.
in return i got many level headed responses and questions in my e-mail and a few on my myspace, and as it turns I out made some sense to people who normally think conservatives are all assholes. it's not that hard, just be a person.
following that here is a response from Rahubi (i think that's spelled wrong, i forgot to double check...anyhow it's also on my myspace page)
i realize the point of this post is to compare capitalism to a turd but just because an idea someone has is in one of the empty promises of communism doesnt make that idea a step toward communism automatically.
it does. anytime the government takes over something that the
people have, had or are capable of handling themselves, that IS
communism. and communism takes over in steps. Marx himself
(or maybe it was Stalin...us bearded Russian guys all blur together)
that you have to do it little by little. the logical
response to this would be that -the people can't handle health care or
education themselves. that is debatable. what is NOT
debatable is that the government in over 200 years has proven that IT
CAN'T. Look at the track record of the government...it is
awful. we need to realize that the government is not some kindly
referee and realize that the "government" is hundreds of
thousands of individuals who are every bit greedy, incompetent, and lazy
as any person. EXCEPT that once the government takes over
something you no longer have a competitor to go to. don't like
burger king fries? you can go to McDonalds. but if
government runs fast food you are stuck with burger kings shitty
fries. translate that to health care. and WORSE
education. if you don't like what your kid is being taught in a
private school you can send him somewhere else. but if there are
NO private schools and some government dipshit decides that math is not
as important as learning to recycle...well tough shit your kid never
learns to balance his check book and puts those recycling skills to work
when he's homeless and digging through the garbage.
DIRECTLY TO ME...ALL YOU LIBERALS. conservative ALSO want better
health care, better schools, to get rid of poverty...we just DON'T WANT
THE GOVERNMENT INVOLVED. for all the reasons i have mentioned.
With all due respect..FEH! the vast vast VAST majority of wealth in this country is still created by the first generation to get it- meaning the number of people who are rich because they where born rich is miniscule. the real advantage rich people have over poor is NOT the money they are born with but the ATTITUDE and the people they surround themselves with. if you surround yourself with losers with shitty attitudes well..you're not going to get anywhere. but if you surround yourself with positive people you shave a much better example to follow upwards.
AND i never went to college ( no..i wait i went ot 6 months) I make an adult wage, AND i was making an adult wage before this as a mechanic. my friend is a mechanic, he never went to college, two of my friends are business owners who never went to college and they are very well off. in fact all the people i know who went to college are working FOR PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T. this BS about having to go to college to make a living is a bunch of shit. Not being able to afford college (and by the way there are a zillion grants and scholarships out their if you look and work hard enough...if you don't well then don't go to college) just means you have a 4 year head start (and a HUGE financial head start because you have NO college bills). believe it or not that levels the playing field quite a bit.
...by the way i worked in a factory once too (johnson wax...i'll tell you about it sometime) and so do many of my family members. and in this country the low end at a factory makes 18.00 an hour with benefits and with a little ambition can easily move past the other mouth breathers into a supervisor position, or fork truck operator or machine operator and then your talking 50-60,000 a year. how long before your average fellow with a degree in fine art makes that kind of money?
I'm sure my friend here will have a response and if i have time this week i'll get to it. but there you go. Once again i have to be the shining example of conservatives being able to think and articulate themselves.