WHY is it that whenever we or some 'talking head' or self proclaimed 'know-it-all' speaks about 'entitlements' the focus is always on the so-called entitlements designed to keep the poor 'in place' (divided, desperate, confused, disorganized and demonized by society), which allows us all to blindly accept and tolerate the excessive 'entitlements' provided to the wealthy? WHY?
As just 'one' recent example, and I know everyone posting here can think of dozens (maybe not?) more ...but...Does anyone really/truly believe the CEO of Aetna Insurance 'works' harder or is somehow more deserving of a less stressful existence, greater opportunities/options for leisure than my closest neighbor, a Nursing Home LPN, part time Farmer? (Who among us can make an honest living off the land anymore, besides those who never touch the soil?)?
Could our problems with collective blindness have something/anything to do with the conditioning we receive and that is reinforced by our own refusal to see that which is right in front of our eyes? ABUNDANCE, ABUNDANCE, ABUNDANCE!!!
What other explanation is there for 'poisoning our world' on purpose, for profit, for convenience, with little though about tomorrow, much less 100 years from now? What other reason is there for allowing/accepting capitalists to CAPITALIZE that which belongs to us all and keeping the majority of profits for themselves, then 'charging' the rest of us simply to live....spending considerable amounts to 'keep the people at bay' and from taking back what has been stolen and capitalized on for personal/INDIVIDUAL gain.
There are hundreds of Economic and Psychological studies that clearly suggest this apparent truth, but I believe we all 'know' this truth already in our hearts, whether we are able to admit it or not, whether we can resist its temptations or not......
I also know/appreciate/recognize that the pressures coming from society can be relentless and unforgiving.....Its what keeps us divided and tribal....and also 'ripe' for the picking by those pulling the strings, behind the curtain few bother to look for. SOS, SOS!!!