Despite the general decline of western civilization, I try to find what morsels of joy and happiness where I can. Of course, this means giving up my dreams and replacing them with alternative and inferior sources of joy, but when your dreams were never going to happen anyway, the alternatives' feasibility actually make them superior.
For example schadenfreude.
Oh, I'm accused of being petty, but I enjoy watching the single moms of the world whine and complain about how hard life is and suffer a crippled life. It's the least bit of joy I can extract from their situation for them voting for the government to supplant men's roles in society.
Another example, the education bubble.
All those kiddies who were "so smart," and "so independent minded," and "knew what they were doing" only to end up unemployed, financially crippled with student loans, and their egos smashed into a wall because life didn't turn out the way their ass-kissing teachers told them it would. Again, it's the least bit of joy I can extract from their situation for them voting en masse for Barack Obama and the destruction of the United States.
There are other examples, and it does take quite a bit of pondering, thought, thinking things through, even meditation, but I believe over time people will come to learn to "enjoy the decline" like I have. However, to help accelerate this epiphany in others, perhaps I can provide a little bit of "back of napkin economics" that with mathematically show you something about the leftist parasites of society that will provide warm "revenge fuzzies" and a morsel of schadenfreude joy.
Namely, the parasite can never get larger than the host.
I alluded to this before in my "12 Year Problem of Socialism," which in a nutshell says that even if the left got its way and decided to confiscate all the wealth of "the rich," the absolute MAXIMUM amount of time they could survive would be 12 years. But I came up with some additional calculations that will show you the parasites of society will rarely (bar political connections) ever live lives better than the hosts.
Of the roughly $67 trillion in wealth all American's have the "rich" (top 20%) are estimated to have $50 trillion of it. Let us magically say we confiscate this and
stock prices don't plummet
the rich don't hide assets
society doesn't collapse
people show up for work the next day
the electricity still runs
It won't, and the country would immediately go to shit, but let's just idealistically assume like only academians can.
That $50 trillion will have to be spread across the 260 million remaining Americans that aren't part of the 20% (and some of whom also happen to be children).
That is $192,000 per man, woman, and child, NOT in the upper 20%
Naturally, this does not make any of you hard-working people feel any better. $192,000 is certainly likely more than you make. But here's where the revenge comes in:
It's a one trick pony.
This isn't $192,000 per year, it's a ONE TIME PAYMENT that would have to last the rest of people's lives. Once such a confiscation of wealth occurred NOBODY in their right mind would dare to work so hard even again. Therefore, assuming the average person is going to live another 40 years or so, that is a whopping $4,800 per year.
$4,800 a year is not enough to solve the problems of the poor. And it is likely not enough to raise the average socialist parasite's wage to match or exceed yours. But if there is a source of revenge it is not so much the fact this $4,800 is not enough to raise the parasites to a standard of living on par or in excess of yours. It's the fact that the $4,800 is not going to be enough to solve the core problem of the parasites:
Understand that the vast majority of poor people are poor because of their own damn stupidity. Yes there are some where medical problems befall them. Yes there are some where something statistically bad happens. But the vast majority of poor people are poor because they had kids they couldn't afford, majored in stupid stuff, got in trouble with the law, did drugs, or just plain chose not to work. And no amount of money, let alone $4,800 can solve stupid.
This stupidity, and the fact it will forever cost the individual more than the $4,800 subsidy can offset condemns them to a miserable life. Do you really think Peggy Joseph is enjoying her life right now? How about the trailer trash methed out mothers in Wyoming? Their male idiot counterparts crippled with a truck loan for a Dodge Hemi-Diesel and three DUI's? Take whatever parasite you want, chances are, even with the taxpayers' money, they are still living inferior lives to yours.
Finally, if you really think about it, it isn't even the incurable stupidity of people and their consequentially condemned lives where you get your warm schadenfreude fuzzies. It's the consequences of stupidity - namely, insanity.
Take a look at this video and ask yourself what kind of a mental hell all the people, bar the security guard, must live in. Can you image day in day out what they must go through? The pinnacle of their lives being "welfare check day?" Let alone what they miss out on in life? Do you think the parasitic classes ever get to go to a great jazz club, appreciate Victor Borge or find the entertainment in a movie like "High Society?" Do you think these people have a good ole fashioned Norman Rockwell Christmas that is sane, quiet, enjoyable, and loving? Do you think these people have any kind of friends and conversation that would stimulate the brain more than the drugs or booze they're doing?
There is none of that for these people. There is the ghetto, there is the trailer park, there is the barrio, replete with perpetual poverty, day time TV shows, illegitimate pregnancy, shitty parents, a constant battle with the cops and no hope for anything greater in life. They'll never eat sushi, never visit Glacier National Park, and they'll never have any accomplishments or feats to point to in their lives. They won't start a business, won't start a (successful family), they'll never climb mountains, and they'll never bike across Europe. If there is ever a crushing revenge you will have on the parasites that insist on living off of you, it's that you will have not squandered your one shot, your one fleeting opportunity to perform in and enjoy this universe, while their lives will not only be insufferable, but inconsequential, irrelevant, and completely wasted.