Couplathree Thoughts

This is taking “do not publish” just a little too far.

• “God called me to run for president” should be an automatic disqualifier. Also, you’ve been “brutalized” because you’re a Christian? In America? Shut up. Furthermore,

Sociopaths are exceedingly selfish, over demanding, manipulative and exploitive and none of them has any remorse or guilt feelings. Sociopaths tend to lie, cheat take advantage and exploit and they always find some way to justify their behavior. They never blame themselves and they harbor paranoid suspicions and accusations of others. They believe that they are “innocent victims” of adverse conditions and/or hostile environments and they justify their hostile actions by the need to defend themselves.

“Why don’t you just let us get on down the road?”

About 15% of Americans live below the poverty line, which is about $22,000 per year for a family of four. About 70% of the population of subsaharan Africa lives below a poverty line as well, but their poverty line is $2 a day. “Economic justice” would reduce that inequality, as well as the inequality between the richest and the poorest in the US. World “economic justice” would mean making less than $10,000 (your share of world GDP) a year, and you might not be able to afford your iPhone. Do you really want that? (If you do, you can make a good start by divesting yourself of all worldly goods and donating them to the real poor.)

One response to “Couplathree Thoughts”

  1. I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make with the poverty statistic. Sure, there are a significant number up in arms about wealth inequality in the U.S. who aren’t at all concerned about income disparity between the U.S. and other countries, but a good number of the people out in the streets are the very same people who actually are. But more to the point, giving wealth away to sub-saharan Africans isn’t going to build an infrastructure, political system, educational system, or, frankly, culture, that can allow sustained economic progress there. It’s not exactly clear how we would effectively help them if we really wanted to. However, within a single country/society, wealth inequality has much more concrete causes that we can more or less be readily identified and adjusted by government action. I’m sure I don’t need to lecture you about all the effects of income inequality. I mention all this only because I really don’t see what you’re trying to say; are you calling those complaining about the skyrocketing wealth and ever-decreasing tax burden of the select few while everyone else’s real incomes stagnate or decline a bunch of whiners? Do they have no right to want to live in a society more democratic and less feudal in its dimensions, where an accident or disease can bankrupt an otherwise responsible and hard-working person, where the place a person is born essentially guarantees where he’ll end up?

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