Author Topic: The Modern American Slave  (Read 691 times)

Offline Johnny D

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Re: The Modern American Slave
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2016, 12:41:19 pm »
I don't think the wage gap in the U.S. has grown because of lack of ambition.  Listen to the stories of people who have gotten out of college within the last 10 years.  A lot of opportunity has dried up.  The balance of power has shifted to employers again, and education costs have ballooned out of control.  When the game is rigged against you before you even realize that you're playing, success becomes a lot harder to achieve.
I applaud the logic in this train of thought and I add furthermore that the more we increase in numbers, the more rigged the game will be. And no one wants to do a thing about it, except the chinese, just casual they became so strong!? ::) (And indians... maybe)

I always say european constitution needs to wake the f up and regulate the birth of its citizens. We here in Romania have a problem with gypsies over multiplying. That would be not a problem if at least they would offer some decent conditions to their children not just use them as an excuse to exploit them for begging, teft or even just school allowances for their shameless parents to live from. Any decent family doesn't procreate in an obscene manner, everyone with a head on his/her shoulders makes 2-3 maximum 4 children. Only the truly shameless usurpers of good sense and humanity don't have any other thing to do rather than just screwing. And screwing everyone, from themselves to the whole society that tolerates such a behavior and is drained by it like a river of its water in the desert season by season.  And there is no law to stop them bring more and more misfortune through the hearts of their children into this world, not to mention the economic drain I just mentioned and I do so again. In the more developed countries there's the tendency for the radical pest (islamic one is on vogue now) to over multiply by the same habit. That would have the benefit of not having any extremist community over breathing given enough time and start molesting or even terrorizing more or less its neighbors with its absurd so called absolute faith. Don't ask me what to do with the 5th child one would have... ask the chinese, they should tell us best. :happy:
But don't ask them what genre your children should bare, they would probably say 4 boys and 0 girls, but settle with 3 boys and 1 girl, barely. ::)
« Last Edit: November 07, 2016, 01:03:33 pm by Johnny D »
It's the human urge to light up the dark corners for answers in other people… but at the end of the day, there are no answers there.
Just more lives as sad and singular as your own.

Do not go gentle into that good night, / Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Offline Saras

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Re: The Modern American Slave
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2016, 04:29:44 pm »

Management for X is not doing X.
I'm an engineer, if someone is a coder, architect, doctor... whatever else, all of us are being paid to do what we're good at and what we like to do.
I like doing research and I like solving engineering type puzzles. If I go up to middle management I no longer get to do that.

It's also not the case that "doing a job" is always the less stressful enterprise. I work far more than 40hr/week. I don't know of any senior engineer, doctor, lawyer or whatever else that doesn't either.

Also, I disagree with the statement that more employers is always good.

Sure passion always plays a role in what you want to do/be but doesn't always make for the better decision. If you like what you do and you can get by with the pay then thats a fine goal you have set for yourself. But sometimes I think you have to overlook your passion if you want to move up in life. By your standards if someone is passionate about art and they like to paint but doesnt make a dollar off of it then its ok because they are doing what they like.  Maybe I was raised different I look at work as you go 100% and you make your way as far as you can go never settle in the middle to lose out on an opportunity that could take your further in life. While I agree to some degree that you have to like what you do I think far to many people get themselves stuck and can never move out of the rut. I also think its way the wage gap has grown considerably you have people no longer willing to sacrifice a little to move up a little.

Specialists, when they attain a certain level of skill and experience are FAR more valuable than the odd manager. Also, if you honestly think that there's no progression or advancement for people with high skill sets other than management you are an idiot.

If we're speaking about the western world here, you have to make some real bad life choices to be outright fucked. It's not a question of survival or meeting ones needs, it's a question of what can you afford.

The reason for the wage cap and the apparent stagnation of the american market is more to do with the fact that after the war, America held a monopoly over the most lucrative businesses around the world, due to their other contenders being bombed to shits. A baby boomer from 50 years ago, when he entered the job market, had to compete with other American enterprises. A kid entering the job market now competes with the world.

P.S. And no the environment I was brought up in was very much similar to yours. "A soldier that doesn't want to become a general is a bad soldier" was something I've had to listen to more than once. While it is not the same thing verbatim, the sentiment is however close.

Offline Johnny D

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Re: The Modern American Slave
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2016, 08:15:27 am »
Oh yes, if I don't have a madly developed need to play with human lives just like my general did with mine and my friends, that means there's something completely wrong with me. I must not be worthy of an uniform! Even gays that have the urge to be in a general more than becoming one are more worthy then me to be in the army now! :laugh:

All of the stuff you said, makes perfect sense and it's just awakening. I am surprised I haven't realized it myself. Nice! Ty.
It's the human urge to light up the dark corners for answers in other people… but at the end of the day, there are no answers there.
Just more lives as sad and singular as your own.

Do not go gentle into that good night, / Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Offline Saras

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Re: The Modern American Slave
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2016, 04:05:14 pm »
Sarcasm isn't needed here. Also, don't take local sayings literally. Otherwise I'm sure you're going to have a blast reading a bible or basically any old text.

That aside, yes. Playing with human lives is fun :laugh:

Offline Johnny D

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Re: The Modern American Slave
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2016, 07:05:03 am »
I wasn't sarcastic, but now that I read the whole thing again, I'm afraid I should have been. Not smart enough though. :laugh:
I honestly all my life never asked myself or anyone else why America has developed so much above of mindlessly accepting the blabber of brilliance, ingenuity doubled with hard work. It's because the others wore blasted into next tomorrow. FUCK ME! Right as rightly rings! :happy:


That and.. I think jealousy and envy are a waste of life so I never concern myself with these regardless of the topic via myself as a loser. There's no such thing as a loser, only people who think like that makes it real. If you lose something in one plan, you almost immediately gain in another. It's just fact.
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It's the human urge to light up the dark corners for answers in other people… but at the end of the day, there are no answers there.
Just more lives as sad and singular as your own.

Do not go gentle into that good night, / Rage, rage against the dying of the light.