And why are ghettos "the home" of individuals who have trouble "adapting"? Are they where those people freely gather? No, it is where they were born, or were herded into, by circumstance, or by the State.
Yes, sometimes, but people also move into ghettos, they move because of addictions, bad luck and so on. And then there are those that live their because they are in the drug trade, and many of these types tend to adopt the cliché views of hip hop culture. IE: blame the police, the state, and their situation in general for the fact that they aren’t able to improve their situation. Justification and blame is a common tactic by people in order to avoid taking responsibility for their own lives, and pick themselves up out of their own mess.
And where do you get smugness? Does anyone else here agree with smugness as a general characteristic of ghetto dwellers?
No, people from all social classes are smug, but at least the upper class are attempting to serve the society and provide some service or good, while people living in ghettos are usually draining more from the society than giving back. Not only are they dependent on the state usually, but they might also be addicted to drugs, participating in other illegal activities on the side, while maintaining a hatred towards authority and state. Some groups are notorious for that sort of victimization, which they use to justify shady behavior.
I agree. It is the controllers of society, the ruling class who cause the ghettos. You think it is the poor people who live in them?
You need controllers of society, or else the whole thing will not work. You need CEOs, accountants, and managers, but the corruption and ignorance is what needs to end, not the ruling class. As long as there is always a spectrum of talent and skill, there will always be those that are more useful to the functioning of that state than others.
Poor people are often caused to have certain personality traits that guarantee that they always remain dumb with money. IE: bad food habits, drug habits, gambling habits, and so on. Successful people are usually able to delay constant gratification, which is a virtue in my opinion.
The same can be said of the cities, the farmland, and the 'burbs. Unconsciousness, ignorance, and insanity predominate everywhere.
Yes, but some places are more diseased than others. A farmland probably has healthier humans than a ghetto. They probably eat better, have a better connection to the natural world, exercise more, and have less vices overall. And they probably don’t blame the state or police for the fact that they are farming for a living.
Nonsense. Many educated men love to attend sports and concerts. Fortune 500 companies buy season tickets and rent party boxes at arenas and theaters all over. The best seats at the new Yankee Stadium cost over $2,000. Which ghetto person do you think will afford that?
This is true, but I’m not suggesting that educated men are necessarily totally wise. All social classes enjoy entertainment, and that is part of the problem.
Why? In hopes of lessening the effects of the latest cycle of sun storms upon the planet? Or haven't you heard that global warming is a natural cyclic occurrence? And that the upcoming carbon taxes will be a new way of fleecing the public and lining the pockets of the controllers?
Maybe, but the long-term consequences will be beneficial to future humans. I’m not expecting that corruption will end any time soon, but if we start moving in the right direction, that is a good start for future generations. And if some corrupt people capitalize on a green revolution, it is worth it.
it is better to have issues than be totally asleep or on greed-auto-pilot, like many of their upscale educated non-ghetto counterparts.
Neither one is desirable.
If you have evidence to the contrary -- showing that global warming is chiefly a human-caused phenomenon -- please post it.
There are so many conflicting theories out there as to why the temperature is changing, that we should probably take the top three that we can tackle and create solutions. For instance: apparently global powers are working on trying to put mirrors in space to try to deflect some of the solar radiation from the sun, they want to try to control the concentration. And then going green with new technology is probably a good idea as well. And then there is a chance that the whole thing isn’t man made, and there is nothing we can do. However, it is better to say we tried, than to never try at all.
So, you're saying that people in ghettos don't typically have issues?
Everyone has issues, but some more than others. And some groups notoriously have more issues than others.
so gee, I wonder why Ryan perceives ghetto dwellers as generally smug?), but mostly the people there are just people, many with issues, and many of those issues relating to the circumstances of their birth.
No, people with similar issues tend to gather and live in similar environments. For instance: people who believe in a personal god and savior tend to gather at church, and people who have problems with drug abuse and crime tend to live in ghettos, (not always), and this is why a rationalist would stay away from churches and ghettos.
Only of those ghetto dwellers that are criminals or gang members. And quite a few of them are. They feel unbeatable, especially in places where the police doesn't have the disposition or desire to put a stop to them.
Exactly, some of these places have become so dangerous to the public, that I believe swat teams should be sent into many of these ghettos, and exterminate conflicting gangs who behave like territorial killing maniacs on a regular basis. An army should have that power when an area of the city has become diseased beyond repair.
Hopefully with the development of technology, the difficulty of rearing children will be greatly reduced and it can become a more feasible option for two wise individuals to reproduce and therefore help bring other wise individuals into the world.
Yeah, I find myself on both sides of the argument when it comes to having children, unable to ultimately make a final conclusion either way. It’s not an easy call to me. I can come with with good reasons to have children and not have children, but in the end, it is like playing dice at this stage...I just don't know.