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user-inactivated  ·  2110 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Americans are 40% poorer than before the recession

damn I'm poor

edit in reply to person who's blocked me: i care because the material conditions of my life are difficult as a result of the established system of ownership and my status within that system. for example, i am going to lose my home before the end of February. yes I disregard property when convenient, but it's rarely convenient, often impossible, and frequently dangerous.

this should be obvious, but maybe I have an advantage of perspective.

also, why are you asking me questions if you have me muted so I can't reply to you?





bioemerl  ·  2109 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Don't complain about being blocked when you do it yourself.

kleinbl00  ·  2109 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You can totally reply to me. You just can't reply in my posts.

    i care because the material conditions of my life are difficult as a result of the established system of ownership and my status within that system.

So why give a shit about the metrics? Why give a shit about the beans and their counting? You've absolved yourself of the system and freely antagonize and degrade those who participate in it while all the time claiming the moral high ground. Yet when push comes to shove, you're still complaining about your place in the system.

Pick. You're either outside of the system or you're in it.

    for example, i am going to lose my home before the end of February.

And I'm sorry. Or I would be if I hadn't seen you take every available opportunity to antagonize those who willfully participate in the system. But you can't bitch about being poor because of your current place in the system AND shit all over people who are doing better through their participation in that system WHILE claiming moral superiority through eschewing the system.

You're either "poor" and in a position for sympathy and support

OR

You're exempt and free of any economic consideration whatsoever since you've crafted your own position.

You can't be both without being a hypocrite.

Because let's be honest: if you had money under "the rules" you'd bitch about stuff a lot less. You'd certainly spend less time and effort on the morality of theft.

And let's be honest: if you were a better thief you wouldn't be losing your home before the end of February.

I grew up poor. I been poor. I ain't anymore. A lot of that is circumstance and circumstance gets us all in the end. But a lot of it has was recognizing that poverty was my problem, not the world's.

mk  ·  2109 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I didn't see minimum_wage's comment that way. It's neigh impossible to escape the system legally. To have a home and food, you have to partake. To the extent that you don't want to partake, you are often a threat, or at the least, a nuisance to be minimized.

I don't share wage's politics specifically, but fuck, there is so much wrong with the what this article illustrates and the fucking defense bill that just passed. We are all in this system whether we like it or not, and it's full of hypocrisy.

I want to change the system, and I have my own strategy. wage recently posted about strategy, that doesn't seem to be hers specifically.

I'm just not sure if hypocrisy is all bad.

At any rate, I'm following you both for good reason.

kleinbl00  ·  2109 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I didn't see minimum_wage's comment that way.

She's never attacked you for owning things.

    It's neigh impossible to escape the system legally.

Certainly - but she's committed to acting illegally, damn the consequences on everyone else. And then she wants you to feel bad for succeeding legally.

    To have a home and food, you have to partake.

Exactly. Therefore, there is no moral ground, like the one she pretends to, to accost those who are partaking.

    I don't share wage's politics specifically, but fuck, there is so much wrong with the what this article illustrates and the fucking defense bill that just passed. We are all in this system whether we like it or not, and it's full of hypocrisy.

This article has never accused me of wrongdoing for owning something.

    I'm just not sure if hypocrisy is all bad.

If _wage feels like stating, for the record, that she attacks people not because she believes her ethical position to be superior but because she's a hypocrite, I will unmute her, un-ignore her, and fuckin' A, follow her.

kleinbl00  ·  2110 days ago  ·  link  ·  

But then, ideologically, why do you care? You rail against ownership whenever you can so why would you give a shit how someone else measures value?