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Forum Post: Why I can't suceed in America Premise I

Posted 6 years ago on April 12, 2012, 8:25 a.m. EST by cubedemon (185)
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America is never wrong. What does this mean? This means if I am struggling in my life than it is my fault. If I am poor than it is my fault. If I am incapable of getting a job then it is my fault. I'm not allowed to blame society or challenge it in anyway, shape or form. I am not allowed to blame any external circumstances. Why do a lot of people that I have encountered have these beliefs which seem to go against objective reality?

As long as the American people see themselves and their society as the epitome of perfection and can do no wrong then those who have major problems adjusting are seen as worthless, lazy, good for nothings, and have a sense of entitlement. In a climate like this and with my problems and with responsibility advocates who say "life is not fair can I truthfully succeed here?" I'm sorry, but I truthfully swear with my heart, soul and mind that I can't suceed in America any without major help. No dice on getting help.



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[-] 1 points by cJessgo (729) from Port Jervis, PA 6 years ago

Sounds about right.But than you should not belive everthing you are told.

[-] 1 points by cubedemon (185) 6 years ago

Who says I do?



[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 6 years ago

Its just the conservative mental conditioning machine. They are honestly deluded into thinking that somehow their lives will improve if they keep giving the rich more money. They need a hierarchy and a defined structure, so they constantly force church beliefs and a class mentality on the rest of us. They need to have a clearly defined separation between "good" people (goes to Christian church, speaks English, is white, never has sex unless married) and "bad" people (people with different or no religious views, people of any skin tone other than white, people who speak languages other than English, LBGT and other people who don't repress their own biology.) Instead of adapting and welcoming diversity, conservatives try to legislate it out of existence...

Ask yourself how many gay conservatives exist? Atheist conservatives? Hispanic conservatives? I'm talking about full-on conservatives here, not people who just agree with the economic conservative views.

It is the rich IMO who are the "entitled" ones. They have all of this money, and yet they have the gall to ask the government for more tax breaks, more subsidies, and more laws in their favor.

The 1% is the REAL "entitlement" class.

[-] 2 points by JadedGem (895) 6 years ago

YES! Our government was suppose to protect us from being exploited. Our government is facilitating exploitation Globally now. Classism is rammed down our throat and we impose it on each other ruthlessly. From high school teachers allowing the Preps to go the bathroom when they ask, and refusing to allow the Rednecks to go, we are taught life is not fair some people are special and worth more than others. This is not just the whites, Classism amongst the black community has middle and upper class black youth dressing like crack dealers and gangsters in order that their social class will be misidentified and they can experience how bad poorer blacks are treated. If they don't sign up for this they are called Oreo's, told they have forgotten their roots, they are ignorant of what it means to be an African American. Now when someone innocent gets shot while they happen to be dressed for a drive-by, all other races and classes are being asked to bend over backwards to treat thug attire like a three piece suit. If some has their ass hanging out, now they are demanding the rest of us kiss it. This is a direct challenge to the classism we have ingrained in us at every stage of our lives regardless of our race. Even thugs deserve to be treated better, and who can argue with that? That's what started the whole mess about Zimmerman, but if we treat thug attire like a three piece suit, what will lower class backs expect prosperous blacks to do to prove that they are still indeed African Americans??? Nobody deserves to be accidentally shot as often as poor blacks are, that needs addressing. But the African American community needs to address the classism inherent in it as well. The glass ceiling has been applied to keep the poor of all races of poor people stuck flipping burgers. The lie that anyone can make it big is just that, a lie.


[-] -1 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 6 years ago

This is worth having on top. Way more relevant than any of the partisan stuff that's on top now.