Blaming the government

 Viner Cent (@Viner-Cent) 7 years, 11 months ago

Why do so many people blame the gouvernment or say they would be controlling everything? Why do some people think everything would be rigged by a few people to make those people rich and make the others poor? Why do people not search for the problem in themselfes or the others but rather say it would be the gouvernment or another institution? Could somebody please tell me? I am really curious!

November 30, 2013 at 11:00 am
Zykanthos (4,757)M (@chodebalm) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

I hear you dude. I wrote something about this too, so rather than give my opinion again, here are my 2 cents on the matter:

LVX (297) (@Vovinawol) 7 years, 11 months ago ago

We cure ourself, yet the machine still turns. Only .o1% of people do this, and the other 99.99% succumb to their will.

Viner Cent (50) (@Viner-Cent) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@chodebalm Huh, youve got a beating there, god damn it, the USA defenitly needs some visions, isnt like everything is dependend on them, some people really need to see their responsibility :( Im glad germany is a small state more able to hold up my idea of the world, in my opinion the states defenitly need one or two more partys, very different partys… Well, as it looks sometehing drastic needs to happen for something to change :C delusioned isn’t enough of a word for that

Jason (68) (@jasonmctw) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

I agree that the people blame to much on the government, they have quite limited power. I think we need to think about what the government actually do. Which in reality isn’t very much, they dont produce anything, dont help anyone, but what they do is talk to each and make rules that everyone within that country are suppost to live by.
The problem has occurred when these people making rules for the country have outside interests and can change the rules in favor of these own and others interests even if it damages the people or world and future generations and for this planet as a whole.
These problems have been going on for hundreds of years but have been exacerbated over the last 50 years where corporations have been paying governments to pass laws and legislation that benefit the already vastly rich companies and make the rest of us suffer.
Examples of this are seen all over most industries from farming (monsanto) to jails (serco), security (G4S) to banking system (nearly all of them) all of these companies in one form or another have been caught bribing with very little been done but it seems more conserving the law that are passed in their favour without been challenged. ( we call the people who bribe lobbyist)

Laws that have been edited to help large companies and in turn hurt the individual and greed has spiralled out of control.

The people feel angry because they where lied or sold mistruths inorder to acquire these peoples votes.

Politicians have a canny disguise each new one leading us to believe they can change the system and they give people hope (obama) that change is possible before they get elected then after the slow realisation they are just as bad as the puppet before him. All of their words, hollow lies of a future that could of been and this will continue as long as we live this delusion.

thatguy (2) (@christoff) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@viner-cent, The reason people blame the government is because the system that we feed and fuel, is broken. Think of America as a monopoly game, except you’re playing a monopoly game that has been won and conquered decades before you even started playing. All the utilites, railroads and water works are already owned. Everything. You just get to go around the board, over and over. The game of life is rigged. The owners of the country ( Rockefeller family) have made laws to protect them and keep them in charge.

You’re a slave, whether you believe it or not, that is a fact. The only reason that you and the rest of the sheep don’t already know that, is because the people that are in charge, give you the ILLUSION that YOU are in charge.

libertyman (1) (@Shawne-Maynard) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

Because government has a monopoly on violence, coercion, and theft. With that monopoly we cannot live in a truly free and civil society. It uses it’s power to manipulate free markets and thus distort the market until it is no longer a free market. It’s biggest flaw is that it has good intentions with it’s powers, yet never look at the unintended consequences of it’s actions. It also caters to certain groups at the expense of others. I am not very good at expressing these ideas well and in such a short space, but if you really would like to know the answer to your question, you can find it in a very very short book called The Law, by Frédéric Bastiat. Here is a link:

And if you would like to further explore these ideas in a more contemporary setting, then read, Economics in One Lesson, by Henry Hazlitt. Those are two of my all time favorite books on this subject

Here is a link to that book, which I actually recommend over The Law, simply because it is more contemporary and thus more “relatable” to most.

I hope these do well to answer your question. Peace!

Cpt (379) (@CptSleeze) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

“Every dollar you spend . . . or don’t spend . . . is a vote you cast for the world you want”

Mike Wuest (510) (@mikeyw829) 7 years, 10 months ago ago

@viner-cent, The paradox of this is that as long as people blame other people for their problems, and play the victim role, they allow themselves to be controlled and manipulated.

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