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Wake UP America....

Hits: 5870 | Rating: (3.2) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: ElectricEye
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antagonizer
Male, 18-29, Canada
 506 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:30:34 PM
Now you know why they want to take away our guns. With all the rage against the 1% lately I'd say they're pooping bricks.

AntEconomist
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 259 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:28:15 PM
Hypocracy. People earning the poverty rate income in the US are in the richest 15% worldwide (yes, that's after adjusting for differences in costs of living).

If people who made these videos were truly concerned with inequality, they'd advocate confiscating half the money from all Americans -- including poor Americans -- and giving it to the poor in developing countries.

Having said that, the poor's problem isn't that they are unequal. It is that they are poor.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13380 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:22:14 PM
Just go on food stamps!!! 47% are living off the work of others because we're "entitled" now to live off the backs of others. What could go wrong!!

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2481 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:22:10 PM
@Bakcagain21
We don't have to have state control, it just takes a change of perception. Historically, social changes come about by pressure from within. Yeah, legislation often follows to codify the changes but it always starts with the people. Look at tobacco. Smoking was EVERYWHERE just 30 years ago, now smokers are looked down upon and shunned by a lot of society. When enough people become aware of this crazy economic reality and decide it is no longer acceptable, then pressure for change will begin to mount. It all starts with education, like this video. SHARE IT! :)

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4527 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:16:16 PM
chalket-"Now that you know how bad the problem is"

Correction: "Now that you know what the reality is and he's frightened you into thinking it's 'unfair'."

chalket-"it is just meant to open some eyes and minds"

Correction: "it is just meant for making you afraid of it and telling you who's to blame for it."

chalket-"If enough people come to this realization, change is possible."

The idiots this video is aimed at are only willing to do something when 'change' can be accomplished by pushing the 'like' button on facebook.

This entire video is basically "the dumb people THINK it is THIS way, but 'fair' would be ANOTHER way, but the reality is THE OTHER way. Be outraged by your own ignorance!"

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4527 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:07:58 PM
Wealth it not supposed to be 'distributed'. It is created and earned.

For one thing, he's asking 'how do you THINK it should be. The so-called 'ideal' is just OPINION...not fact.

Why not ask 'do you think anyone should get cancer'. The IDEAL would be, 0% should get caner. The reality is in no way effected by this OPINION.

It does not matter what anything thinks people 'should' have, as it has nothing to do with the reality.

This idiot needs to quite throwing around words like 'ideal' or 'equitable'. They do not mean what he thinks they mean.

'Is the CEO working 380x the average worker'. Bogus argument. Wage is not calculated on a 'work' unit alone.

turdburglar-"It shows a clear and simple perspective."

False arguments presented in a way to outrage simpletons.

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2481 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:07:36 PM
@SnapsForMe
Wow, you want everything done for you? It's not enough for a video to inform you, but you demand they give you step-by-step answers too? Now that you know how bad the problem is, why don't you go on and educate yourself a bit more? Try getting active and you might just learn some things you can do. As for this video, it is just meant to open some eyes and minds, nothing else. As he says at the end, "all we need to do is wake up, and realize that the reality in this country is not at all what we think it is." If enough people come to this realization, change is possible.

ElMustache
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1622 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:00:31 PM
Blame Reganomics.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:45:45 AM

"Wake Up America"
Nothing new here. We've all seen this info.
Most Americans are just too lazy to do anything.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2118 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:32:23 AM
If people would start providing for themselves, or doing without, this trend could reverse. ie. grow some of your food, buy cell phones outright, buy the smallest tv, make some of your own clothes, don't eat out. The 1% are rich because people spend their money on the multinational and conglomerates. Don't be a consumer, be a producer.

Bakcagain21
Male, 18-29, Europe
 553 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:27:34 AM
Swear I've seen this before...

Unless you want to have state control of wealth and redistribution how do you stop this. It's voluntary transfers of money. No one put's a gun to your head and forces you to shop at Walmart, but by doing so you are voluntarily giving money to the Walmart family. It's the famous example of the basketball player. If everyone (100 people) starts out with 10$ and to watch the basketball player. They each pay 2$, he now has $208 dollars everyone else has $8.

Once you accept inequality, you cannot limit it without massive state interference. Then it get's to the government deciding what you or anyone else should earn or have and what you're allowed to spend your money on.

SnapsForMe
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 215 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:26:52 AM
Okay...and now that we've all been informed...what does this guy propose we do about it? I see so many videos complaining about the dreaded state of America and so few with a bright idea about how to fix it.

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3639 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:26:04 AM

I like this post. It shows a clear and simple perspective.

dm2754
Male, 40-49, Western US
 3122 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:19:03 AM
didn't we see this a few weeks ago

Atrayu4u
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1479 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:16:39 AM
"mind blown" So tired of that term :(

ElectricEye
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 485 Posts
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:05:05 AM
Link: Wake UP America.... [Rate Link] - Wealth Inequality in America.

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