"A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services that are paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number or producers."
A message forwarded to me by a friend. Basically true but far more complex that can be printed on the front a a tee-shirt like this one, worn by one of many citizens disappointed in what bad at most political levels is happening in this country. Of course, good things are being done, otherwise ALL of the trillions spent by governments on the environment, social agencies, museums, etc., would all be wasted on the undeserving.
And the world as a whole.
It's called Socialism or worse with it's "good old buddy systems", inherited positions and moneyed or those with arrogant appearances and intentions; greedy and corrupt folks basically at the top but to be also found in the middle and lower classes; those who cannot get a legitimate job due to physical or mental hindrances; those with drug or all kinds addiction; those with a felony record most wish they could erase; plus the criminal inclined, etc., on the bottom.
And the spreading of the wealth with the exception that those doing the "spreading" live like kings and nobles of eras gone by.
In between are the basically honest, hard-working, compassionate and reasonably, or at least partially, educated folks in between. Usually called the middle class.
The system WILL NEVER CHANGE or GO AWAY. Be optimistic but read history. Facts prove things are getting worse as society appears to be more accepting of all of the above. It is like prostitution, alcohol, drug abuse, cheating on all levels of society. And a general growing trend that if it feels good it must be acceptable.
Plus an almost total misconception by those teaching at all levels of the meaning of self-esteem and discipline.
If you believe that that those who are elected or appointed to high positions are not beholden to their masters, you are poorly read. If you believe a $10 contribution to a candidate will get you the same attention and favoritism as a $10,000 an up donation, I have the proverbial bridge to sell you. Fact is, the bridge has been sold millions if not billions of times including those who are propagandized into playing all lotteries, etc., and who believe the one out of hundreds of millions playing these mindless gambling games, will be them.
And those who think Obama, most Democrats and too many Republicans, if elected or re-elected, will lead us out the wilderness, proves there is a sucker and a huckster, born every 10th of a second.