Pops wrote:American's think people deserve what they achieve, that is the American Dream.
So what do you think about those who wish to sell freedom for safety?
But the key to that dream is believing anyone can be a 10%er and that isn't possible if the game is blatantly rigged.
For those who start without much capital this game was always rigged as per my life experience and beliefs based on observation of surrounding world.
That did not stop me from succeeding, though.
If you want to get to top 5% you have to be creative and happy to play rigged games... and once you are playing rigged game fell no restrain to rig it further to your own advantage...
To get to top 1% you need to be well connected, or of good pedigree or *very* lucky, or just very good in some recognizable sport.
It is only top 0.001%, eg higher aristocracy, where the gates are firmly shut in front of you albeit you can still marry your way through if lucky enough.
Schwarzenegger did it, so why you should fail?
Average wage earners are beginning to understand the line between the regulators and the regulated has disappeared and that they are on their own.
But as long as they are doing what fits, regardless of societal expectations, there is still a good chance of success...
Once they get understand that commie ≠ atheist they could be a huge problem for the status quo.
Commie worlds still have their own aristocracies, far more powerful than corrupt US or Third World nations do.
Inequalities in commie world are far greater than in "rotten" capitalist systems.
I have seen it first hand in relatively mild form (in Poland which was a commie country but not a hardline one).
Read my post about North Korea v. US on the previous page for more details.
But believe me that commie systems also have power holding aristocracy (say < 0.1%), wealthy and influential class (20%) and worker-drones (rest).
Composition of wealthy and influential class is different than on the West (mid rank party officials, mid rank members of security and military, directors of non-critical state companies etc)
but such class is still there regardless.
Base on my observations commie systems (those real, not an imaginary ones advocated by members like Americandream) are *more* feudal in nature than capitalist counterparts.
At the extreme we have hereditary monarchies there (North Korea).