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In our new world of Political correctness, #Me Too’s, prostitutes being portrayed as righteous, the “you didn’t do it alone” and the secret world of so-called “privileges” that don’t actually exist (But once did). How are we as a nation, as a people going to be able to sort this out? When do facts become facts again? Why in our times, are criminals celebrated as though they were innocent martyrs? When does good old fashioned common sense and decency popularise once more? What happened to the word- Responsibility?
So many questions such as these, often come to mind when common civility is no longer common. The news outlets are plagued with one-sided stories, on both “sides” of the opinion table. All I can bring here honestly is some real common sense and self-experiences. I can not account for others’ experiences and I will not belittle nor downplay them, in fact, I would honestly and openly like to hear them and discuss, so be sure to comment below, please.
The first item I would like to bring up is the socialized popularity of victimization. If a burglar comes into your home, falls and cuts himself with a knife, or falls through the skylight, can then sue the homeowner and actually win, then there is a real problem within our legal system. (Actual Legal Case.) Police hate and demonization when a young man is shot by the cops for having a gun, threatening police or violently acting towards the police endangering their lives, and a protest occurs. Highlighting only the sweet angel of a young boy of times passed but not he violent behavior attributed towards the police or other civilians. Then there is a problem. Police shootings are tracked well by the Washington Post Found Here. And can be shown that race has little or nothing to do with the shootings taking place by a police officer. In 2017, of the 987 people shot and killed by a police officer 466 were White, 234 were Black, 160 were Hispanic. And yet we see protests all the time. You will also see that 14% of the shootings, the larges number of all the states, shootings happened in California, followed by Texas with 69 and then Florida with 58. California is in its own little world. They live by the TV and celebrity lifestyles thoughts and opinions. They believe because of their “status” as a celebrity, they have power in our country. They are doing far more damage than good. Remember, they are paid only for our entertainment, the common jesters of the 21st century. What is happening in California, is NOT happening around the rest of the country.
Prostitutes can now be celebrities and portrayed as being brave! Stormy Daniels “feminist hero” stated Jill Filipovic in the New York Times. She was a prostitute who happened to sleep with the man that became the President. She was paid ‘hush money’, signed a non-disclosure agreement and when her hush money ran dry, she opens her mouth to get more money. It’s that simple! Now, the part where the man slept with a prostitute is a different matter and is just as, if not more disgusting. The point here is, this woman, should be no persons “Hero” and it honestly doesn’t belong in the newspaper. It’s trashy reporting. Modesty is all but lost for America, and this is where (originally) “Conservative Values” were. Being responsible and modest. These conservative values have since been all but removed as well. Conservatives are no longer conservatives, and Liberal/Moderate is no longer as well. It’s an all-out popularity contest with hate ads running every few years. Our beliefs are being trampled upon on all sides.
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Responsibility is becoming an obsolete term or even more so, behavior. It is responsible, to work for what you get or have. It is responsible, to save for emergencies, it is responsible to invest for retirement, it is responsible to not have debt, it is responsible to plan for children and save properly, it is responsible to work for heaven’s sake. (If you can.)
From 2003 to 2013, there’s been a 29% jump in Americans with little or no work experience getting disability payments, according to the Social Security Administration. Over the same time, there’s been a 44% increase in disability claims by people formerly in the workplace. This isn’t because more people are becoming disabled. this is because people aren’t working or are looking for an easy paycheck and free healthcare benefits. Now there are absolutely cases, where people are truly disabled and need to file for disability, absolutely and I am not lumping them in with the group I’m speaking of. I am speaking of those individuals who no longer wish to work, so they file for disability benefits with social security and the pretend and fight their way to get those benefits. I knew a judge a few years ago who heard some of the disability cases, and she said, “there is no work for them in this town and they don’t have the means to get to the places that do have work, not to mention, they don’t have the skills needed.” So she deemed them disabled! I was so distraught! How could this be? Do we not have a program that will supplement them for a period of say, two years, pay for their schooling or trade certificate in a field, then cut the benefits off and put them back in the workforces? I asked. She’s stated, “there is no program of that nature at this time, but good thought.” With individuals doing this, it is pulling out funds, paid into the system by others and will eventually those funds will run out and the government will have to raise more money to fund the program.
Don’t depend on the government social security “tax” pension program to be there for you. It may be there, it may not be. What I am saying is that you shouldn’t depend upon it. Learn to save and invest properly. The earlier you begin investing, the more money you will have at retirement. Do you really want to just go crazy and spend all of your money now and have nothing when you’ve reached 60 or 65? You will still have a lot of years left, 30 or so. How will you survive on $1,200 per month? Take a look at your budget; could you survive? Wouldnt you like to survive with$7,000 a month not including social security payments if they are there? I know I would! Invest now! It doesn’t have to be much, just invest. It’s called being responsible for yourself financially and not being a burden to your family or community.
At the end here, right is right. Wrong is wrong. Think of those rules from the older generations, no matter your sex or skin color, “treat others how you would want to be treated.” “A penny saved is a penny earned.” “You are responsible for you.” “The early bird get’s the worm.” The war here at home is that everyone wants the ability to blame someone else, when the fact is, you really are responsible for you. You are where you are because of the choices you made or didn’t make. If you want better, then do more. Stop blaming everyone else. My wife an I have the same opportunities and we are different sexes and different races. With hard work, anything is possible.