yes it is but just like Brexit — short term loss, long term gain — are people will ing to take short term loss ? also: what is civiliza tion supposed to aim to accomplish (free- for - all OR freedom - for - all); my point is that the majority of people are not doing what is ,, best for them '' … should we, the people, provide assistance to those not capable or willing to do they ,, should ''. I ' ll give some examples: ( 1 ) Person doesn't take care of themselves physically / health-wise; is it natural selection for these types of persons to fade away or are we morally obligated to intervene with Darwinism? ( 2 ) If a person is not economically gifted enough; how do we determine the current amount of inequality to account for? i.e., will gifting a TV level the position, or, maybe perhaps a Ferrari shall soothe the discontent? (People today live astronomically better than the humans of olden times — even those people living on a dollar per day.) & ( 3 ) Ignorance may be bliss, but I think we would all agree that we would rather be surrounded by smart people than dumb people. Will offering education as charity (instead of a transactional service) inspire more rational, empirical, scientific thinking — or are we just going to get a circle- jerk of gender-studies, sociology, anthropology, etc. which, to be fair, is more educational than basket weaving at least.
[* Note]: Many make the argument that, in fact, those lower in the socio - economic ladder actually tend to reproduce more voraciously. As a result my point in the ( 1 )st example is moot — people less healthy, less educated, less wealthy will actually tend to grow as a population overall.
I have actually changed my own mind while writing the [* Note] above: ,,The only way to further human prosperity shall be through charity of wealth, education, and health (i.e., care / access to high quality food / community fitness activities / medical technology & personnel).
But, why would I give up my current position to pay more in taxes for the benefit of the country when I gotta' think about my own family. I do put all humans on the same plane of worth — but, even ( you ) reading this gives more of a fuck about your family than random blokes on the street.
I'd be down to donate IF I knew it would be spent on a long term investment of that person's standard of living — and not ciggies, alc, lines, gluttony, etc.
What am I supposed to do? Vote to give my money away as taxes to the government who will then implement plans to spend it? Any anarchists in this forum? Any people think people get complacent forreal forreal on the government teet? What is the incentive to redistribute my money to people — who, once they acquire said funds, will they themselves have absolutely no incentive to ,, get their own '' as it is said. I'd be down to kick it and do fuck-all as well, as a matter of fact. (Like, watch CS:GO games all goddamn day.)
I would vote for universal healthcare and education, BUT only at the expense of social ,, bull-shit '' welfare. I understand welfare in hard-times and crisis, but handouts at this time? I don't even understand the public housing expeditions — homeless / don't have funds to survive in urban city — these people have no business being integrated into buildings at the center of a bustling metropolitan center where production of value requires high skills. Send them to farm food for Christ's Sake. Or, as the meme goes: ,, learn to code ''. There is a reason, however, why that meme is such a joke: anybody can't do anything.
The difficulty I think is weeding out the bad actors from the good actors… Some people just need some encouragement and move on. But most look to take advantage (as they should I suppose).
Mates … I am so goddamn undecided — been a Bernie supporter since like 2015. Registered as a Republican like a year ago. Looking to transition from non-voter to voter this year.
I ' ll probably just vote 3rd party cause I not feeling either or.
The real move is voting local & state. That is where shit matters forreal forreal.
Stuff in your own City Hall. Stuff that actually impacts you.