I wrote this as a response to someone on Facebook. It was about the debate of the tax break question for the rich.People seem to never learn. It isn’t the money that is important in this world. It is the people. Money is a tool to make us dependent upon one another. If money had no value, many would curl up and die. People have value.Only through the help of the millionaires of this country can we turn this country around. Give them the stupid tax breaks but for helping the country instead of keeping it invested. I know it sounds odd for me especially to say this, but we need to give tax breaks to all classes. We need free education through college, free all inclusive health care and yes, even free food, housing and things for those that cannot afford it.We cannot build this country back without investing into it through education, the creation of small businesses and the growth of higher wages for the current wage slaves. The economy just doesn’t work if the lower classes cannot afford to spend. We need to stop thinking of money as a solution to everything. It is the main problem. Paper has little value. People have true value in their creativity, logic and talents. Use these with education and build a greater America for all generations to come.Adding on now:The current taxes that the US government takes in are used mainly to support other interests in this country. We cannot allow the rich to be taxed to see their dollars flow out of this country when we need them the most. With higher taxes, the rich will leave this country and then all will suffer. We simply cannot afford this.Instead, we must give them tax breaks but for investing in the country. We must have them give near zero interest loans to start up small businesses that can compete with the major ones, see them invest in free education for all and even fund free energy research (whether some like this idea or not). In the future, the only way for even the rich to prosper will be through the development of the lower classes out of the wage slaves that they have become. If you have only a country of wage slaves and poor, no one will be able to purchase the products to continue even the growth of the rich classes.Only through the abolishment of all money-based social standards in all countries of the world. We, as a race of people, should be above this. We know the horrors of the great depressions, collapse of entire countries due to this simple greed over number or items of some placed value. We only repeat history again and again through our neglect of the simple principle that money or currency is not what is important. It is the welfare of each and every person on this planet.Even the earliest hunter/gather humans understood these principles and yet we have strayed so far from them. Every person in the tribe or group had to work together to survive. It wasn’t things given for things received, it was given freely to survive as the group. One person could change the entire life of the group through their logic, skills, talents and creativity. This is what made us survive in the earliest days of man and what made us great. We are slowly or have lost this totally.In the end, money is only a piece of paper, electronic number or scrap of metal used for dragging all of us down. We are dependent upon others for this and yet if allowed to freely use our talents, creativity and logic, wouldn’t most of us still be doing the same jobs, activities and hobbies?As Humans, we strive to use our given talents and creativity to make things better not just for ourselves but for all around us. We are social beings, even blogs and the internet confirms this. All we need to do is let this social attitude to spread from the faceless internet to the real world. Each of us can make a difference in someone’s life. Why not try to do that today.Remember every act of help or kindness gets something in return, even if it is only the smile of that one person.
Heaven in a Box
By Damian Bloodstone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Copyright © 7/1/2012 All Rights Reserved. This cannot be copied in whole or in part without the author’s sole express permission.
WARNINGS: Might make you think.
She climbed up on the rim and hopped into the shadowed container. The sight and smell made her nearly gag. As she moved bags, she tore into them until she found one that didn’t smell quite as bad as others did. She broke it open looking at the contents. Fishing through the stuff, she found fresher pieces of things to place in the small cardboard box. She shook and scrapped some pieces to get off things that weren’t as good or already had too many bugs. Silence and fear were her companions as she placed the box on top of the container. It was illegal to do this and she knew the results too well from the bruises and abuse she had received from police and others. She climbed up on the rim, looked around, and then hopped off onto the pavement. The woman got her box and walked over to the dimly lighted corner of the adjacent building.
The smells coming from the building were heaven to her. She looked at the small box lifting one of the pieces of meat. It still tasted good enough and was almost the size of her palm. The next piece was chicken, tasted freshly cooked; it was even juicy. Tensing in fear, she heard the back door open and saw a woman with a large takeout box.
“We have some leftovers and mistakes.” The cleanup person looked at her eating from the dumpster, hoping she could help in some small way.
Until you have done this or something like it, you never truly know to what extents hunger will drive you to do. If you don’t know hunger, do without food for one to three days. It seems simple but on day two or three, you will be looking for food from any source. Water isn’t even easy anymore since most places charge for it unless you buy something. Even begging is out in most cities without a license of some type that you must pay for to get.
People waste up to half their food, on average, which they save after cooking or going to restaurants. Remember this flasher before throwing food away, deciding to save something or cooking more than you need for one serving or meal. You can usually find someone today, maybe even a neighbor out of work, which will more than appreciate what you have to give. We must take care of each other, no one else will and the governments certainly won’t do it much longer. Only as a community of people will we all survive what is in the days to come on this planet.