Our Spoiled Society
As I sit and ponder the future, I cannot help but think of my recent trips to the store and gas station. As I’m shopping for needed groceries, I watch and listen as people go about their business. Many folks in my part of the world aren’t wealthy, but not living a bad life. Most have nice homes, nice cars, and the conveniences that come with working hard in America. There are also those that are just above water, buying what they need, and maybe a special treat to boot, drive a older vehicle and live within their means. They are mostly happy people, as far as I can tell, generally kind and respectful. Lately, folks are getting more frugal in their shopping habits. I hear time and again “we can’t afford that, let’s get this instead” or ” let’s just get what’s on the list, we need gas in the car”. Then, at the gas station, I see many different vehicles, from Hummers to clunkers. It still amazes me how friendly folks are towards one another where I live. I also see concern, in the checkout line at the grocery store and at the gas station. Our society has been spoiled and I wonder how kind folks are going to be when the prices at the grocery strore and gas station become a major burdon. In our spoiled society, changes to the norm could lead to negative changes in attitude and actions.
Our nation has enjoyed very properous times for decades. Today, we have nice cars, nice homes, big flat screen TV’s, megawatt stereos in our homes and cars, Three hundred channels to chose from on the TV, DVRs, DVDs, fancy smancy cell phones and the list goes on and on. Things have certainly changed from the days when families gathered next to the radio to listen to their favorite program, before TV came into existance. Today, we also have an huge entitlement class, who produce nothing, but consume in the same manner as the working class, except with money they didn’t earn. Far too many people think that this lifestyle will never end, that as long as there is government, we will continue to go on infinately. Their heads are buried in the sand and nothing I can do will change that. Spoiled brats!
As many of you know, I am not a fan of government. I think we can do without all their bullshit laws and regulations. If anyone can think of any activity that you do on a daily basis that is somehow not associated with a government tax, fee, or regulation I’d like to know about it. The U.S. Government is also drowning in debt, over 14 trillion dollars as I write this. As long as the Federal Reserve keeps buying more debt, it will only get worse. We the people are getting robbed blind and they won’t stop until they have it all! The States and municipalities are also in trouble with debt, but they can’t print money to keep them running. So, the changes are beginning, and those changes are being met with fierce resistance. The spoiled brats just don’t get it, the game is over, and the working class will learn this first.
The spoiled brats are protesting at state capitals because of some fantasy that collective bargaining is some sort of “right”. For their information, collective bargaining is a legislative priviledge, permitted and regulated by Federal and state laws. I know they can’t possibly understand this, because they are spoiled brats who don’t want to give up their government goodies. As the governments vote to further regulate collective bargaining, those who are losing their government goodies are simply acting out like the spoiled brats that they are. They just don’t get it, they are part of the problem, not the solution. I am not anti-union, I believe they have a place in our nation, and can do many good things for Americans. I also believe that unions belong in the private sector not the public sector.
What about the other spoiled brats, the entitlement class? Don’t think for a minute that they are not being targeted, it’s being done a different way. Through dollar devaluation, prices are on the rise. Food, in particular, is one I have mentioned in a previous article. Now, with the chaos expanding in the Middle East, oil is rising, and with that the price of gas. The domino effect will drive all prices up, and the entitlement class will begin to suffer from these events. The working class can adapt to their changes in most cases, the entitlement class have little room to adapt. It’s easy to expect that as food and gas prices go up, so too will crime rates. What this will eventually lead to is anyones guess, but if it gets to a point where people can’t afford food, only bad things can happen.
According to CNN/Money, gas prices rose 17 cents this past week. On Friday alone, major food commodities rose as much as 4.5%. My friends, this is really happening, it’s not some silly conspiracy theory that some might claim. The days of Americans living the high life are changing. I equate this change to an 18 year old, spoiled rotten all his life, suddenly finding himself in Paris Island as a new Marine recruit. This would be a life changing event to someone who was not spoiled his whole life. I ask you to prepare yourselves, as we face some life changing events in the weeks and months ahead. Help others pull their heads out of the sand, be adamant and straight forward.
Changes are coming to…….Our Spoiled Society.
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