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Forum Post: What are the odds?

Posted 6 months ago on Jan. 10, 2018, 6:46 p.m. EST by agkaiser (2128) from Fredericksburg, TX
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"Everybody knows the War is over. Everybody know the good guys lost."

  • Leonard Cohen

I wish the perfectionists among us knew that. I fear the majority of competitive people are perfectionists who believe they are to blame if they don't succeed. That, of course, given the probability of significant success, is a guarantee that many must suffer disappointment, depression, anxiety and even thoughts of suicide. After years of alienating everyone they compete with, most of whom will be just as mental health challenged as themselves, is it any wonder?

After all, for an economic unit to have 10 times the average wealth and be thereby a success, then 9 must have nothing or 19 about half the average. The math here is indicative of real possibilities for wealth distribution not a rigorous statistical analysis of the probabilities. Bottom line is: What are the odds?

"... But couldn’t one perhaps also say that neoliberalism is a way of organizing society that is where the welfare state, for example, gets dismantled and state’s functions are privatized, and that basically in the end not just promote an attitude of competition but actually do indeed force us to compete against each other?...

"... negative thoughts and feelings turn into anxiety, depression, and in the most extreme cases, suicidal thought. So it’s a highly damaging trait, and these trends are quite worrying because of that...."

https://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2018/01/link-neoliberalism-perfectionism-mental-health-disorders.html

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[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 5 months ago

''Bernie Sanders is going to run in 2020. This fact has been all but cemented in stone. It was announced that he met with his team on January 25th. And if that wasn’t enough to strike your curiosity, his son, Levi Sanders, posted on his Facebook page,”Bernard has been taking his vitamins and is seriously considering a run in 2020. And I’m not talking about jogging”. The reason Sanders’ announcement is somewhat problematic is because he is almost certainly going to run as a Democrat in the 2020 primary. Therefore, in this article I want to address the three main contentious schools of thought surrounding Bernie’s anticipated announcement.'' And so ...

''Now, what is different about 2020? The Democrats appear to be trying to saturate the race with establishment cronies such as Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and some other lesser known names. If they do this, they increase the odds of a Bernie Sanders victory. If you include this many people and limit debates, Bernie Sanders is already the most popular candidate in the country — therefore they will need the exposure on the debate stage, not Sanders. If they expand the number of debates, it has already been well documented that once an undecided voter is exposed to Sanders for the first time, the chances are that he will win them over.'' So tho' ..

''Bernie Sanders is not the perfect candidate. He is not the perfect human being. We may not even like all of his decisions. But there is no one else in his position that is speaking about universal healthcare at nationally televised town hall meetings. There is no one else telling the media that we need to get out of the middle east and stay out. There is no one else who speaks of ranked choice voting and election reform. And there is without a doubt no one else who have chained themselves to a Black woman in a valiant display of courage during the civil rights movement who is still preaching those same values today.'' ... excerpted from:

And supporting embedded links from the 26th Jan.'18 article above ...

''Hindsight is 2020'' - hmmm.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2128) from Fredericksburg, TX 6 months ago

The only way affordable housing will happen is if absentee landlord ownership and rental streams are banned. And then it won't happen until bankster rental streams of interest are also banned. Public ownership of land, mass housing and non profit lending are the only way affordable housing and sustainable economy will come to pass.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (2128) from Fredericksburg, TX 6 months ago

The freedom of the ruling elite class to create rental streams from land, resources, critical utilities and communities' production of needed, wanted and desirable goods and services must be limited so that the majority may be free to live healthy, happy and prosperous lives. Let me repeat that plainly so there is no misunderstanding. The freedom of the rich to make slaves of the rest is an intolerable tyranny that must be eliminated by any means necessary.

To eliminate the capitalist destroyers of freedom and threat to human survival, the majority must awaken from the indoctrination by propaganda lies that has enslaved us for thousands of years. The ruling parasites control the politicians and media that sustains the unjust enthralment by capitalism. Freedom for capitalists is slavery for we the people, who do the work for them that creates their wealth. They must be removed.

[-] 1 points by elf3 (3938) 6 months ago

Suffer culture... it's a thing now.

One percent is always using human psychology against us as a weapon. But I think it has become far more elaborate ...they have honed it.

Codependency...and big Narc daddy government hedge market manipulated reliance.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33525) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 months ago

Suffer culture... it's a thing now.

It's been a thing now for decades and actually hundreds and thousands of years now for the working poor as well as the lower middle class.

It is one of the major flaws in every society that societies who say that they are working to progress are supposed to be ending! Guess what? It is so much easier for those who HAVE to leave it THAT way!