You Just Need to Work Harder

“Aside from the fact that it seems to be missing the point that drives the 99% movement – “the majority should not be suffering through pain and fear while a tiny percentage reaps huge rewards without risking their own”…

Aside from the fact that they compare their situation, where many of them won the genetic lottery so they are in a life situation where they COULD work that hard and stay healthy…

Aside from the fact that they were born into a good enough area and family to get the education and structure that would allow them the skills to succeed in that adversity…

Aside from the fact that so many seem like they’re missing the point that their situation is so on the knife’s edge that one bad break might tumble them into a hole they CAN’T pull themselves out of…

Aside from the fact that maybe they’re not worried about that hole because they have a support structure to help them back up which many other people weren’t lucky enough to have…

What’s so fucking maddening about these folks and makes it hard to offer them “compromise, openness, shared sacrifice, and patience” is that THEY GOT TO TRY IT THEIR WAY FOR THE LAST DECADE. They are beating the drum and demanding we keep embracing the team that talked us into a budget-busting war, cut those taxes on the top level, went after social programs and organizations they didn’t like.

They are the mob that invades a city, subjugates a people, torches buildings, and then follows it up with “dude, of COURSE you suck – look at this shithole. You just need to work harder.””

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