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Forum Post: Picking on the weak

Posted 4 years ago on Jan. 8, 2017, 1:21 p.m. EST by elf3 (4203)
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Hey it is wallstreets way to pick on and exploit the weak...to glorify power and greed and the objectification of human beings...while we are all ultimately responsible for our own actions: How much of a role does ws and corp media owe for brainwashing our country and future generations that sinking to any level to get ahead is now not only acceptable...but THE new America? It is this sickness infecting the country...our youth...future generations. Charter schools already sinking their teeth in and koch bros with colleges...just making greed the new normal...that's a world we want to live in huh? Just look at the effects...these teenagers who picked on a weaker person. Power. Power is good...greed is good...drill any cost...pummel those who stand in your way...teach your kids how to get ahead at any cost...teach them what is theirs...for the taking...that empathy is for fools. This is the world ws is molding. Use the weak for cheap labor...for exploitation. Hey it is all good forget about those kids in those factories...say to them what are ya gunna do bout it...Im in charge now. Hey look at this I phone. We used to be good to eachother...mostly ...now we are going in the opposite direction. Everybody wants some and they are willing to steal hurt sacrifice...torture? to get it. Stuff. Luxury. Electronics. Yachts. Pottery Barn. Kitchens....Are these things worth our humanity? I fear our youth hates ws not because of unbridled greed...but because they want what they have. ...money, power, stuff.



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[-] 2 points by elf3 (4203) 4 years ago

the money spent advertising to children is in the billions...what are the effects of pushing an empty lifestyle that can never fill them and is mostly an empty promise to begin with...that leaves them in a frenzied state of need ...derangement....needing the next fix ....needing to feel always better more powerful..than others. Survival of the fittest...diving into a frenzy for products and gadgets...? It scares me. We are failing them. In a way we are all responsible....and collectively we must turn this all around. How many more shootings, how many more cases of bullying and torture and gangs...when are we as a society going to wake up? Are kids getting the wrong message? Are we encouraging a new kind of depravity and indifference that puts power and things before empathy and love? This is the age of instant gratification, where one upsmanship and sticking it to others just because one can is becoming commonplace. We need a step back. This isn't just happening in the schoolyard. It began in a wallstreet boardroom , it began with developers and landlords, and marketers, and those who will use slave labor, disregard our planet and human beings, those who use power to steal the lives of the masses. And it is up to all of us to stop letting ws and media brainwash and feed children this same message. Middle class America thinks somehow they are so removed from the problems all around them..yet they feed on and perpetuate this message swallowing and regurgitating it while failing to realize they are part of the problem too. Put down the shopping bag. Teach love, live with purpose, demonstrate true compassion.

If any good can come out of such tragedy...it is the call for us to pay attention to our world and how we live ...to change the road ws has sold us and build a better world together.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (23518) 4 years ago

Agreed, elf. It is imperative that we remove ourselves from the dumbing down and soul crushing corporate society we are living in. Everything is NOT about money and profit.

We need to also be really careful about feeling ashamed of our situations because TPTB want people to feel belittled and embarrassed about their economic situation. They throw the idea of the "work ethic" around as if people who don't become millionaires are somehow lazy and losers, not working hard enough. It's total b.s. We need to quit worshiping the rich and famous and start revering real, honest people again.

Money and fame are empty goals for the human being.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 4 years ago

Working hard unfortunately doesn't work out well for the average folk anymore. The system is rigged so we must fix it. There are some of us who may have done well with the current system but just about Any system will benefit some people. We as a society must do better than that, of just benefiting a few at the expense of the majority.

Money and fame are acceptable means but Never the goals for human beings.

"Serve the world and spread the light." Here we stand alone at the end of the land, spreading the light of knowledge everywhere. We'll keep the light on for you.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

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[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 4 years ago

Why are they waiting so long. They gotta get her back in shape before the public sees her?

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

Maybe "They" now want to see IF Julian Assange will turn himself over to US Authorities, just like he recently said he'd do IF Chelsea Manning was released!!! I do hope Assange is advized against doing that!! Chelsea Manning'll have a lot to say ... once she is in any shape to be seen and say it! Also fyi:

fiat pax ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

Yes elf - it is Wall Street's ''way to pick on and exploit the weak...to glorify power and greed and the objectification of human beings.''

furthermore, re. schools and ''teach your kids'', consider:

I feel you elf but humans are more good than bad tho modern High Finance; Low Ethics Crapitalism/ Kaputalism is grinding us all down, by both accident and design. Atomised and alienated from each other - we are are more easily controlled by MSM induced Stockholm Syndrome into being''Turkeys Voting For Thanksgiving'' .. acting AGAINST our own, collective, best interests, and FOR .. the best interests of The 0.01% Parasitic Oligarchy! Ergo .. please, also consider the following article:

semper fidelis ...

[-] 2 points by elf3 (4203) 4 years ago

I agree with you..time to defund WS...we Can back out of Capitalism, consume less, practice minimalism...good documentary on this too 'The Minimalists'...we vote with our dollars and that is where it can count. We don't have to live this way. The movement is growing. Live your life, consume less, work less!

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 4 years ago

I respect your Sanders write-in [ http://occupywallst.org/forum/combating-parasites/#comment-1072462 ] and thus, I draw your attention to a CNN ''Town Hall'' with Bernie today (Monday, 9th Jan) at 9pm EST:

To ''defund WS'' needs for U$A to accept that High Finance; Low Ethics Capitalism - isn't ''Capitalism'' at all!!! It is a different beast altogether - Kaputalism/Crapitalism?!! I re-recommend the 3 links in prior reply!

per ardua ad astra ...