: : Break out the caviar and the Moet, Evil One - let's toast to America and thank God for our blessings!
: This from the guy who said:
: Better for you to get very hungry and find out what a blessing that menial job really is.
I'll stick to my guns, Barry. A person such as yourself might need to have it demonstrated in more viceral terms before he can understand the value of a job. Have you ever been hungry? Of course you haven't because you live in the most successful economic system ever to have graced this planet. It's so succesful that it gives you an extraordinary amount of time to pillage the upper chambers of Maslov's pyramid. Isn't it amazing that but for capitalism, you wouldn't have time to create these masterpieces of yours.
I'm saying if you went hungry for a while you'd learn to appreciate what is good about a job - any job. You'd be happier to have that job and less inclined to bite the hand that feeds you.
Now regarding compassion.
Tell me what is compassinate about creating an ever growing dependancy class - as is all we have ever seen of socialism.
Tell me what is compassionate about convincing people that work which sustains them is not good enough for them.
Tell me what is compassionate about disregarding a method of creating financial independance through prudent investments that is time tested and has, bar none, the greatest track record in history of doing so.