When I see this two things happen to me: first I get angry at those who are buying the crap, and then I relax and realize that they’re just trapped in a cycle of failure that they don’t know how to pull out of. Then I ask the inevitable question: what is society doing to help these people?
The answer is nothing. Why are we doing nothing? Two reasons:
1. Liberals don’t do anything because they lack the balls to stand up and say, “These people are not capable of knowing what’s best for themselves; they need help making decisions for themselves, much like children.” They’re politically correct pussies, basically, and their will to be PC is causing harm to the world.
2. Conservatives, on the other hand, don’t do anything because they don’t give a fuck about these people. They’re happy to chant along with the liberals about “equality” just so long as at it keeps the poor, uneducated people funding their childrens’ education. But in fact they know damn well these people aren’t “deciding” anything. They’re programmed to do blue-collar work (or absorb government assistance), reproduce, watch T.V., buy DVDs, and spend any money they have on alcohol, tobacco, and lottery tickets. Conservatives like them this way because as long as there’s an under-class there can be higher ones.
Essays such as this really piss me off. I don’t have the time to write my objections. Instead, I again refer people to John Scalzi’s two excellent first-hand threads:
Previously in this blog:
We Will All Be Poor And Starving Thanks To Greed And A Lack Of Bees
My Heart Bleedeth Not
Scalzi, Scalzi, Scalzi. That Rat!
The Looting Of America Continues…
When Science And Reality Wave Bye-Bye To One Another…
All That Free Money And I Never Knew The Party Was Going Down Or Even Got An Invite. As Usual!
First Cracks, Then Crumble, Then Crash
The Answer Is Yes
When An Economy Crashes, Baby, There Are No Airbags!
Reference: Lottery Winnings Allocation
Won The Lottery? Then Prepare To Be Poor.
And This Is … Legal!
We Get Poorer And Poorer… And Now Dumber Too!
And Then Google’s Stock Finally Thank You Jesus Crashes And Takes The Entire Global Economy Down The Toilet, Thank You Science!
The Road to Great Depression 2.0