Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Class system

Economic class, that is. I read something in a fark comment thread about the lower class trying to better themselves and get a leg up in this world (either through legit or other means.) I think that's great, but it's a two-edged sword. The reality is, there will always be a lower class. Without the lower class, the middle class and the upper class means nothing. And everyone in this country could have a Harvard PhD, but someone's still going to need to flip burgers and pick up trash and any number of other low paying jobs. It's just the fact of our society.

Two other things - I heard somebody say that we as a country are moving more and more to a "privatize the profits, socialize the losses" model, and that sucks. And I'd like to reiterate the idea of the American DREAM. That's all it is, a dream - not a right. You have the right to life, liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness. You don't have a right to be happy, or own a house, or drive a car, or have cable TV. I think people forget that sometimes.

/end soapbox

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