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Monday, February 10, 2020

Do I have to buy all 200 types of cars?

Came across this little gem today:

Video on Capitalism

It opens identifying that capitalists have 200 kinds of cars and 4 million types of apps.  Although it is not extremely clear, apparently there is a large hand than descends from heaven and takes away my money.  I'm not sure how these two things are connected, but the video makes clear that it is a true problem.

Image result for car vending machineAnd further, if we do not do something, then we will be walking in the snow alone and sad.  Yes, that is in the video as well.  But do not fear, for there is a salvation known as DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM!  The video shows how the same three workers in the factory under capitalism now wear ties and are happy.

Now, I know what you are thinking... "Where do I sign up!"  Settle down, first we should look at the lead article under the video.  It reads:

They Are Sending Their Best People: Immigrants Helping to Make America Great

Mexico has sent the United States what can only be described as some of its best people; we are very fortunate indeed to have these families living here. The United States must bring these people out of the shadows and away from exploitation, offering them citizenship. They have certainly earned it; they have done so much to make America great!

Now last I checked, we have both legal and illegal immigrants from Mexico?  And while I don't have the data in front of me, I believe some are involved in that pesky little thing called the drug crisis?

World to Win Button Pack But I begin to digress into actual politics.  No room for that.  Instead, I'd like to talk about something much more controversial.  Not buying stuff.  

You see, there may be 200 different cars but I am pretty sure I don't have to buy any of them.  And as for those apps, I'm pretty sure I don't even have to own a phone with an app.  Of course, if I did, I might try a few of these:

Image result for dave ramsey not buying stuffI can not help but think that as Americans we have this mentality that we have to buy, buy, buy and we have to go into debt to do it.  Don't get me wrong, I empathize with the man who only has $45 and must feed his family for the week.  And I know such people exist.  I want to help and I do help through my local community.  I know that some people do not have the resources to overcome poverty.  

I would only ask the age old proverb:
Image result for new bass boat If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day.  If you teach him to fish, he will not work but hang out in his new bass boat he bought with $0 down.

We will not solve all the issues with poverty (I would hold no program will), but couldn't we make a tremendous impact if we taught others how to say "NO!!" to cars, apps, and other debts rather than ask the government to take all our money and redistribute it to us equally?  

I'm only asking because I don't want to wear a tie like the guy in the video.  I hate ties.

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