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|Why I'll never be a part of society Part 1 (standard:other, 1550 words) [1/4] show all parts|
|Author: Thunder God||Updated: Apr 29 2002||Views/Reads: 2331/1428||Part vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|The idea is that I'll use this as a forum to explain to you all why it is that the world is messed up. There'll be more to come if I receive any feedback.|
Well here it is. This is my rant about the world you live in. I wanted to write clever little short stories with clever hidden meanings and symbolizism, extended metaphors and all that other fun stuff. Which is not to say I don't enjoy stories with those elements in them. It's more that I can't say what I need to say within those confines. You may have noticed that I've titled this "Why I'll never be a part of Society Part 1." That is as simple as it gets and as complex. This is going to be long so I think I'll do it in parts. Before I get started I want to tell you now that YOU WILL BE OFFENDED. I'll likely use foul language and I'll quite possibly say things that will hurt your feelings. Knowing this I hope you'll continue with the rest of my essay. If you stop reading here I understand. The truth hurts. So lets get started. Lets quickly define society and list a few characteristics of American society. A society is created when a group of people who all live in a geographic area begin to socialize. Suddenly, there is a consciousness that we belong to this group. We start to share common values and beliefs and from there its all down hill. American society is characterized by things such as television, celebrities, capitalism, "democracy" (yes, the quotes indicate sarcasm)and the all powerful dollar bill. Naturally, these few words hardly can describe the full scope of the American social experience. Now we're all on the same page. You should have in mind the kinds of things that most Americans would think of in order to describe themselves. We live in a nation corrupted and fouled by a simple concept. Stupidity. That's right: you're all stupid. But stupid isn't really the word. Stupid implies an inability to understand something. The real problem is ignorance. Ignorance is an unwillingness to understand something, not being incapable of comprehension. That's what it boils down to: gross ignorance. As an example: let's go back a few years to when we decided that we were spending too much money on welfare and it was time for reform. I heard a lot of people and politicians say that we were wasting our tax dollars on food and housing for a bunch of poor black people that were taking advantage of the system by having a bunch of little black babies. First, does anyone know what percentage of our tax dollars goes towards welfare? I do. Less than one percent. Do you know who gets over 70% of our tax dollars? The military. Who is spending too many of our tax dollars again? Second, when people talk about welfare they always talk about black people. It's only blacks that are on welfare they say. Do they ever ask why? Could it have something do with the constant oppression that they suffered at the hands of whites that continues to this day? I certainly think it does. Also being poor has nothing to do with race. There are more poor whites in America that all the other races put together. And yet we always talk about poor blacks. It all boils down to class. I know you don't think classes exist today. We live in an affluent middle class society. That's why more people are living below the poverty line than are living above it, right? My third and very brief point is that most people on welfare use it correctly. Only a small minority of welfare recipients take advantage of the system by having babies. But, how could you know any of this without doing some research. These statistics aren't hard to find. I've managed to come across this information, why haven't you? For this I blame the news media. That's right those sassy news anchors that you've been watching for most of your life have been misleading you for some time. I'm sure you've noticed that every ten to fifteen minutes during they news they break for commercials. Commercials are how the television business makes money. Commercial air time is bought and filled by sponsors, people who have a product that they are trying to sell. These sponsors pay a lot of money for the time that they air their commercials in. Now we've all been told that the customer is always right. That goes for sponsors and television stations. The TV stations will not say anything bad about their customers, a.k.a. the sponsors. So when a company, whose product is made in sweatshops in Tailand, advertises on a station, that station will not tell you on the news that their sponsor is hiring sweatshop workers in third world countries to make your tennis shoes. Click here to read the rest of this story (70 more lines)
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