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April 18, 2012

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Just more of the "I've got mine, fuck you" mentality and, dare I say...entitlement.

I think a lot of us are in some weird Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome....everything one moment looks 'normal' and then the next it is as if the wheels are coming off and we are in the opening sequence of Thunderdome or something. I dunno, I am definitely on an edge, and so close to falling off and in emotional vertigo I grasp for anything to get my balance, and flailing, realize there isn't anything dependable to grab onto. So I get it (the bitterness) it is a kind of fix maybe.

My sense is that I need to be that strange combination of foolish and demanding to not go there despite the lack of anything much else to hang onto. To simply understand that my own personal survival is trivialized by my focusing on it alone. I have to trust that we are better off the I am.

Linked to web page comes close to a trend that worries me. Namely that education needs to be linked to a job, so drop the required credit hours for music, english, history, etc. The idea of an education rounding out one's humanity is dead.

At the same time, it fits in the "I've got mine" mentality that NTodd states. Yet the ones that have already gotten theirs are the same ones that are dropping support for education (at all levels) and making jobs more mechanical cogs on a machine at minimum wage without job security and without reasonable benefits.

Yes, MapleStreet and NTodd. I also think there's a huge amount of self-pity disguised as sanctimony...

Then there's the irony that many of these people turn around and defend the sort of legacy system that gives us "successes" like George W. Bush or the Koch Brothers...

They want worker bees, not citizens. Because citizens are a threat.

Fuck them.

"They want worker bees, not citizens."

Short, to the point, and so true.

Try selling that "minimizing the sense of entitlement" bullshit to your average, well-heeled senior citizen here in FloriDUH

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