Friday, January 13, 2006

What the Fuck is wrong with you People?

Like the herpes outbreak that you can control but can’t stop, once again, here’s another installment of what the fuck is wrong with you people.

This one goes out to almost everyone out there. How fucking blind and short sighted are you? Are we all so self absorbed in our immediate surroundings that we don’t see the bigger problem at hand? You keep blaming all these symptoms as problems in the society, but you seem to never see the root of the problem.

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, or have watched any TV, you’d know that the stock market has broken 11,000. People are excited, but most people aren’t exactly sure why as they don’t understand. Also, for the most part it doesn’t mean much to them except maybe if the economy is doing better, something good may happen to them.

Here’s the Pup summary of the Dow going over 11,000. Rich people are getting fucking rich. Really fucking rich. You on the other hand, with your personal 401K or small investments on the side maybe doing well, but rich people are doing fucking fabulous.

Meanwhile, on the other end.

According to Lundquist Consulting, Inc., industry leader in bankruptcy statistics and analytics, releases findings that 2005 consumer bankruptcy filings numbered over 2 million, up 31.6 percent from 2004, representing the highest number of filings on record.

Wait for it… let it seep in for a second. What’s wrong with this picture?

Supposively the economy and big companies are strong and doing well as indicated by the Dow. So why does this not translate down to the common folks? Why are there still more people declaring bankruptcy than ever before?

Surly all 2 million people did not go on a crazy cocaine and hooker spending spurge that put them in this much debt (Hint: Always carry cash. When it’s gone the party’s over. Not that I know anything about cocaine/hooker spurges).

I’m not saying that a lot of these individuals probably did not make a lot of financial mistakes that led them to have to declare bankruptcy. I’m sure they’ve all fucked up a lot along the way. But just like a dog or a child behaving badly, you can’t blame it all on them. There are bigger forces to blame, and some of those things are a lack of education, society, and the government.

This all consuming capitalistic society we live in is good to the ones on top. Very very good. However, that is not where the majority of people reside. Through marketing, social pressures, easiness of getting credit, and just plain stupidity, many of those people who do not have the means to live like those at the top still mirrors that lifestyle.

This is a difficult problem as people are not educated enough to know the difference between a need and a want. Also, people are bombarded everyday with marketing, media, and social pressures to consume. With an infinite amount of resources at the disposal of big corporations to making you spend and spend, the seemingly 0 resources in our education system, and the unending supply of gullible people in the world, this problem is not going to be fixed anytime soon.

Another big source of this problem comes from the government. Think of the government as parental figures in people’s lives. People don’t realize how much influence the government has on the citizens within the country, but it does. Like children with their parents, citizens too will mimic the behaviors of their government.

Currently, the national debt is over $8,000,000,000,000. I think that’s 8 trillion dollars, but I’m not sure since I’ve never see that many 0s. Just on interest, the nation debt will continue to increase an average of $2.28 billion per day.

That’s right. Per fucking day.

Most people think that the government will be ok. The government will do something so that it is able to correct itself. It’s always have. Many people adopt this same mentality in their own financial decisions. They think they can just keep borrowing and borrowing, and everything will just magically work out.

Sadly for you, you can’t just print out more money you jack ass.

Yes, I know that's not what the government does either.

All you people who talked about morality or good character or other shit like that during the last two elections. You seriously need to rethink your values. Yes, you’ve scale back a woman’s ability to make decisions about her own body, kept gays from marrying, and inserted some idiotic idea of how humans came about. That’s fantastic, and at the same time you sold the American people to big corporations, corruption, envy, and greed. Who are you truly worshipping and whos’ voice are you hearing when you’re praying? I promise you it’s not who you think it is.

If our specie was actually smart enough to learn from the past, we would know that the 3 major ingredients for the down fall of a society. Elitist corrupt government run by religious and private interests, lack of education in the general population, and a wide wealth gap. It’s happened enough times in the past that we should know.

Well, we nailed the first two a while ago. Now, the final piece is here. The puzzle is complete.

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