Sunday, April 24, 2016

The poor in Mind

When Bernie complained that he would be winning if the poor would simply vote, says more about him then most of us realize.  I’m not sure even he understands the gravity of that simple grumble.  If the poor were to vote in mass what would be the result? 

When we think of voting, those who vote take great pride in casting their choice toward their chosen candidate, but the poor have never really voted.  There are some who may be poor financially but have the wherewithal to ascertain the pros and cons of a candidate without the singularity of one issue over all others. 

Bernie was right in hoping that the poor would rise to the occasion and support his socialist agenda and if they knew of that agenda they should flock toward Sanders and fill the polling places so that their choices could be made into a reality of social programs that might directly affect their lives.  But the thing is they don’t understand.  They do not follow the news.  The poor are generally, at least in this country, ignorant of the realities of a democracy and the need for intelligent participation.

That same statement might also be true of most of our voting blocks who continue to support the issues based on a singular attitude rather than looking for the best leader.  The fractured process of voting fails to funnel the capable into the final process of an election it rather forces those who may like to run, running away, not wanting to subject their lives to the scrutiny of the ever present public.

Being poor is not the issue, it’s what happens to the mind when poverty is a choice rather than a temporary condition.  I’ve been poor, many times but I fail to let my mind become slovenly, resentful, hateful or lazy.  These are not natural attributes of poverty.  They are however the choices brought on by a generational process of destruction, one that has been perpetrated by their government and the political parties that want to subjugate them and their posterity.

There are a few facts that should be understood. 

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

In other words if the poor were to vote for Bernie then we would all be poor.  The blessings of work are universal and undeniable.  Take away the incentive to work and you take away the souls of the men and women who refuse to improve.
There is a lot we can all do to improve ourselves and help those around us.  Life is difficult enough but when our government chooses to redistribute the efforts of those who work for those who do not then our nation will cease to exist. 

The old wives tale says that “idle hands are the devils plaything” teaches all of us to stay busy, work hard, and be productive.   I know there are times and reasons to be poor, to be depressed and be in a situation that seems impossible but doing nothing is never the answer and voting for Bernie would be almost as bad as voting for Hillary, at least he seems genuinely concerned for the plight of man.  The only problem with his outlook is his desire to turn our country into a socialistic hothouse of dead and dying desires, with only the hope of someone else working hard to fund their ignorant and helpless lifestyle. 

In South Korea they have a simple saying that seems to go along with their all they do….”Work Hard…” simple yes, but profound and impossible to argue.  I rest my case, at least until my alarm goes off at 4:30 and I have to get up and go to work.

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