people on the cheap (like me)
old timers looking to retire and live on the cheap
outlaws evading the law
This makes for some colorful acquaintances, but also provides for some dangerous entertainment I, frankly, enjoy.
One of the older men had imbibed too much. He was a larger fellow, almost pushing 4 bills. He passed out, collapsed, and landed on the floorboard heater which then proceeded to burn his skin to the point the smell awoke others, but not him. He was then rushed to the local hospital and then helicoptered out to a burn unit and I believe he finally woke up only after they shaved off several pounds of flesh to address his burns.
Not to be crass, but that's the truth.
Now we may mock and ridicule this alcoholic all we may, but the truth is the entire country is nothing more than a macro-economic incarnation of this fellow. And the reason why is that we constantly bail out people from their mistakes, just like the alcohol prevented this sap from experiencing the full pain of his wounds. We ensure there are no consequences.
Complain all you want about "Wall Street Bankers," there are millions of "everyday mainstreet" people we bail out from their everyday, idiotic mistakes that cumulatively cause the country much more harm.
They had too many kids.
Bought a house they couldn't afford
Majored in a worthless subject
Started a sports bar that was guaranteed to fail.
Or they racked up a ton of credit card debt.
Everyday, day in, day out, either through forgiveness via the bankruptcy laws or a taxpayer bailout, we prevent the most stupid, ignorant, idiotic, parasitic, negative-net-economic value people of our society from suffering the full and complete financial, economic, and emotional consequences of their mistakes they fully deserve.
Because leftists have figured out they can score people's votes by shielding people from the consequences of their mistakes. They have made a (temporary) world where there is no pain and no consequences. Only success or neutrality.
But what are the consequences of a "world without consequences?" What if we just paid for all the illegitimate children, bailed out all the banksters, forgave all the humanities-liberal-arts-worthless-degree-majoring college students, and just financially made sure nobody ever suffered their own stupidity?
Complete and utter collapse of society.
Understand a world where there are no consequences will only result in a selfish and childish society that will ultimately destroy itself. The reason why is that if you use the public treasury to constantly bail people out of their mistakes they never are introduced, let alone, forced to live in the real world. They are only brought up with the motherly positive-reinforcement and never the fatherly negative-reinforcement/punishment. And they are therefore are never forced to be adults, let alone, self-sufficient, self-supporting, independent units of society. Worse still, because of this lopsided upbringing, they think they have done no wrong and are incapable of shame. And thus each independent unit turns out to be not only a dependent human, but an enititlement-mentalitied one as well.
But there's a mathematical and economic catch.
Classes of DEPENDENT humans can only last as long as the INDEPENDENT humans are producing enough economic surplus to finance both groups' livelihoods. And while this economic-production-charade can be extended further as you
"Tami" the single mother of 3 from 5 different fathers, decides to default on her student loans when she pursued her "Masters in Peace Studies"
"Tanner Winthrop III" doesn't get paid back his $400 million loan he made to his Sigma Sigma Phi frat brother for that micro-brew that failed
any one of the hundreds of millions of equally negative-net-economci value people who rely in some way or another on others' production to bail them out, slowly, but surely start to overcome, and like a cancer consume, outnumber and inevitably kill the productive cells and host.
In short, the whole leftist, boomer-era, Dr. Spock, BS of shielding our pwuecious wittle childwren from the harsh realities of society (because you were too lazy to parent) has only served to produce two generations of net-negative economic producers, three if you include the boomers themselves.
And while we can play the game of moving cones or changing accounting rules, in the end what we ultimately have is
- a bunch of adult children incapable of supporting themselves,
- hopelessly depending on a government for their livelihood,
- which itself is hopelessly dependent on a deteriorating tax base,
- which also then relies on the naivety of foreign creditors to lend against our WWII generation's reputation
- while current generations watch "Keeping Up With the Kardaishians," major in sociology, and vote such an inconceivably inept man like Barack Obama into the presidency.
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