Thursday, December 2, 2010
The American Dream
The problem with this is that it is ideal but not the reality.
The reality is that the rich cannot exist without the poor. You have to take from someplace in order to have the skewed distribution of wealth that is so prominent on wall street.
The reality is capitlism has a way of finding its victims, while simultaneously blaming them for their woes. In most cases the victims happen to be minorities.
The reality is corporations and politicians exploit these dreams and make a profit of you when the reality hits.
So when do we start taking personal responsibility for ignoring the reality in hopes of realizing the "dream"? If you have bad credit and still take out a large bank loan in order to purchase a home, or max out your $2000 card limit in order to get that big screen TV, whose fault is it the you're in over your head in debt? You or the companies'?
Is this wrong?
Is it okay to try to live for an ideal instead of living in reality?