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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tea baggers? Walmart? Warren Buffett? Get a life. Look no furthur than your mirror for the answer to today’s america. Also look around the world and see the people rising up in defense of their future. What kind of people lets the future of their children be stolen and do nothing? Maybe you can eat your cell phones and flat screens when food prices go off the cliff. Maybe your local sports bar will feed your family. Maybe the mall will give you shelter when you become homeless. Silence and indifference has wiped out america. but you don’t have time to worry about that right now, the holiday season is here. Shop til’ you drop…

Tea baggers? Walmart? Warren Buffett? Get a life. Look no furthur than your mirror for the answer to today’s america. Also look around the world and see the people rising up in defense of their future. What kind of people lets the future of their children be stolen and do nothing? Maybe you can eat your cell phones and flat screens when food prices go off the cliff. Maybe your local sports bar will feed your family. Maybe the mall will give you shelter when you become homeless. Silence and indifference has wiped out america. but you don’t have time to worry about that right now, the holiday season is here. Shop til’ you drop…

work.buy.consume.die.


10 Reasons Why Ordinary Hard-Working Americans Are About To Really Start Feeling The Squeeze


Start taking some personal responsibility for your situation.


(via rainbowhill)


A great sentiment and I agree with everything in it but only to a point—what about the responsibility of our leaders?  We, The People, end up getting blamed for our problems because we don’t speak up and do something, but we elect leaders to represent us. We vote with our dollars to make sure companies we like are successful.  Where are THEY in playing the “Take Responsibility Game” and why do we keep supporting them and letting them get away with not doing their part?


In a world where our leaders in government and business provide us with no positive examples to follow or learn from, how can we be blamed for our conditioned apathy?


It’s our leaders in government and business who have the resources to set a good example. They can afford to be heroes.  But they’re not.  And they blame us.  And we blame ourselves.


I’m sick of being blamed for shit I didn’t do.  I didn’t know my cell phone caused strife in Africa. I didn’t know the car I drove for 10 years would add a ton of pollutants to the atmosphere every year I drove it.  However, when I found out, I did something about it.  I sold my car.  I switched to compact fluorescent bulbs, I made sure to recycle. I don’t own as many computers as I could. I do a host of other things that help reduce my impact on the world around me.


And you know what? None of it’s going to do any good because our leaders in government and business are still dropping the ball.  They still fail to see that they are there for us—not the other way around.  And since they are in control, there’s not much We, The People can do.

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