Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Occupy This!

I saw these statements on Facebook this morning. I like their simplicity, yet profoundness, so I thought I would enshrine them here in my blog for future reading.

The message started off by stating that these were possibly the five best sentences that you will ever read. I'm not sure I would go that far, but they do provide some fuel for thought, which is always a welcome read for me.

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government ...does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

These five sentences speak to the value of our capitalistic society. The fact that in America we believe that you work hard and you are rewarded for doing that work.

Those people that live in this country and think that they should just get stuff for living here sort of miss the point.

Yes, being American means that you do have some privileges that less fortunate people have, but these privileges were created from hard work and lose of life. You don't just get to come to America, or be born here, and inherit privileged status.

Being a member of this country means that you believe in the American way of living. This means get off you butt and work hard for yourself and your family. Because that's what America offers. The freedom for you to make a good life for yourself.

Personally, if you're the type of person that does not seek to better themselves through work, school or life in general, then I would love for you to just go live in another country where they tolerate that sort of living.

Oh wait, there are not any countries like that out there!

Many people live impoverished lives throughout this world, but the majority of those people still work hard to feed their family. In every society around the world nobody likes people who sit around and do not contribute SOMETHING.

I do not demand rich people give me things. I see what this country has to offer and I work hard to get what I want for me and my family. Could I work harder and get even more? Yes.

My level of contribution is what I am willing to put forth so that my family can live a comfortable life. I began by serving in the military for 20 years, going to school through my military benefits, and now I can provide a decent life for my family.

Every one of you can do the same thing!

Support this country, and this country will support you. Look down on this country, and I don't pity you in the slightest.

In fact, I look more favorably on a poor village person in a remote country that works hard every day to support their family then I do toward the people whining about others in this country who have money.

The money is there and available to you, but you must go out and earn it.

Watch the true story movie called, "The Pursuit of Happyness" if you're still confused about what I am trying to tell you.

If you think the government should tax the bat-crap out of me so you can get things for free you are sadly mistaken. The "haves" will always fight the "have not's" because you are sorry losers that don't really deserve the handouts.

Now before someone starts going nutty over my comments. I am not referring to people who are in dire straights through no fault of their own. There are many people who are down on their luck and work hard. These people fall into a different group, and will most likely recover nicely in the future.