They technically aren't. But they are slowed almost to the point that it's not possible, as I explained, the barriers that exist for a poor person compared to an extravagantly wealthy one are different and designed for to generate failure for one side of the coin.
This examples is moot because housing should be considered an essential access point for all human beings. And if it's classified as essential, it shouldn't be bottom of the barrel shit. You shouldn't have to run hoops to land "average" housing at best.
Money should not be a relevant factor in what education you should be able to access. Your ability to access education should be based off your actual ability to learn in your field. This is a moot point for having wealth.
Exactly. Do you see the point of failure in this scenario? If the only incentive for a CEO or for somebody, anybody, to do something because they acquire wealth of income is wealth of income alone, then it's an entirely pointless existence and exercise. Society as it exists today is not founded on what we as human beings desire or need to grow, but instead a lure that we hope grants us access to certain doorways to a better life, as well as fundamental to daily survival. This is an incorrect mode of operation. The only actual reason to do anything, especially a job, should be for the sake of a job or task itself, and achieving the highest quality that you are able to. Requiring a crutch to bait you along into doing work you don't really want to do, for the sake of earning something that's made necessary for survival is a morally shit move and it's totally redundant. Imagine for a second if I operated on your point of logic. Why should I bother getting up in the morning and going to do my job if the pay's not good enough when my body is falling apart? Why should I bother having compassion for human beings around me if I'm not getting paid for it? Why should I do anything at all if I don't get paid for it? Much of existence can be a pain in the ass, so why am I not being paid for it?
Nowhere did I say that working hard is a meme. Fucking believe me dude I know what working hard is. I spent five years on the streets and homeless and now I'm working double jobs and clocking in at 112 hour work weeks. My house is currently a truck with a truck camper. The amount of effort it's taken to pull myself back from what I came from is very real. I put the time in, and now I'm here. However, a person can work hard and still achieve nothing if they're working in a system that's designed to be counter-intuitive. Our system is designed to be counter intuitive. These quoted success stories only exist because these people were willing to sacrifice tremendously to get to their level. And this ultimately is the problem. People shouldn't have to sacrifice their timespan, their lifespan, in a grind to achieve even moderate levels of comfort. As a human being, it should be one's responsibility to make the journey for all other lives around yours easier, not difficult. Society at large does not do this in spades.
I never said slashing his pay was required. There are many other measures that can and should be taken other than slashing pay. The measures I'm talking about are a total restructuring of how our system operates. A total change in values, morals and what really counts in life.
Ian can you get them to make Treasure Planet 2 for me.
I wont say there aren't barriers for entry because there certainly is. One day I'd like to try for a public office but income is certainly a big gate in my way, but I also feel that it isn't the impossible hurdle other people (not necessarily you) make it out to be.
it's a convenient tool to help us procure not only goods & services but necessities for survival as well.
As for drive, there's probably more to it than just money but that helps us get what we really want.
When you say what is necessary to grow, do you mean collectively as a species or individually?
Kinda suspected something like this was going on, but:https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1266758240018276352https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2020/05/27/the-boogaloo-movement-is-not-what-you-think/I've been following this stuff pretty closely since Thursday night. In case you haven't found out already, the people that started the violence weren't part of the protesters.
Quote from: ಠ_ಠ on May 30, 2020, 01:54:37 PMKinda suspected something like this was going on, but:https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/1266758240018276352https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2020/05/27/the-boogaloo-movement-is-not-what-you-think/I've been following this stuff pretty closely since Thursday night. In case you haven't found out already, the people that started the violence weren't part of the protesters.I've heard that most of the non-local rioters are actually white. There's just something really awful about the idea of a bunch of white people from out of state burning down black communities and giving the nation the impression that black people are doing it themselves.I wonder who could be organizing something like that. Is it really just opportunistic people coming of their own volition?The governor of Minnesota has already stated he believes outside outside forces are trying to incite greater levels of violence.There's a video going around of a random neatly stacked pile of bricks in front of a court house where no construction is happening and there is seemingly no reason for them to be there. They guy filming calls it a setup in the video.
I really don't understand how destroying your own community is supposed to help it, but I don't necessarily think that rioters are trying to help the community anyways. It's a shame that those peacefully protesting will have their cause sullied by the actions of a violent minority of people and that their protests will be shut down to stop the violence.The thing is, I imagine a lot of riots are instigated by police showing up in riot gear to protests where rioting hasn't happened. I do wonder if they avoided doing that would a riot even break out to begin with.
What should be the actual solution?
Quote from: FatherlyNick on May 31, 2020, 08:59:57 AMWhat should be the actual solution?Lethal force in self-defense against state-sanctioned murder.
fucking florida manhttps://twitter.com/yejimia/status/1266965137900142593https://twitter.com/HooDlyM/status/1266977630127087618
The issue: Police brutality.Solution: Provoke police brutality.What should be the actual solution? Hard to say.
Quote from: FatherlyNick on May 31, 2020, 08:59:57 AMThe issue: Police brutality.Solution: Provoke police brutality.What should be the actual solution? Hard to say.Existing at a protest ""provokes"" police brutality. How many people do we have to watch get run over by SUVs/shot/teargassed before we admit it's the police stoking violence?
The issue is further complicated by the fact that everyone is the States is packing heat, (so cops are on edge at all times anyway) and now they are on extra-edge because several states have gone full revolution-mode.
https://twitter.com/LasVegasLocally/status/1267210841595604992Okay, why is US turning into Russia?
Quote from: FatherlyNick on May 31, 2020, 05:41:32 PMThe issue is further complicated by the fact that everyone is the States is packing heat, (so cops are on edge at all times anyway) and now they are on extra-edge because several states have gone full revolution-mode.So protestors are going to be seen as targets by the police, regardless of their actual threat. Why are they in charge of maintaining the peace again? And given guns?
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