You know, after hearing the "you didn't build" quote and the more I read comments here, I'm starting to believe exactly that.
Is this more of the "there are no winners and no losers"?
Yup, my friend used the "roads", she used the "education system", she used the "banking system", but so did/does everyone that didn't succeed. So are "we" responsible for their failure?
I am successfully because of a multitude of factors and that includes what others in society did for me as well as what I did myself for myself. To ignore either part of the formula is simply ridiculous.
Last edited by haymarket; 07-18-12 at 06:09 AM.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
the underlying philosophy of the Parasite Support Team is that no one should have any individual rights or responsibilities but rather everyone is tasked with making the hive better (and making the queen bees more comfortable).
remember what your parents may have said to you (in my case over four decades ago)? If you want rights you have to accept responsibilities. People like Obama see most people as little children who "need" the enlightened elite to take care of them. Holding that attitude requires you to strip them of both their rights and their responsibilities.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)