Understanding through Discussion

Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 64 (9046 total)
128 online now:
AZPaul3, Christian7, nwr, Parasomnium, PaulK, Phat (AdminPhat) (6 members, 122 visitors)
Newest Member: Dade
Post Volume: Total: 887,293 Year: 4,939/14,102 Month: 537/707 Week: 92/176 Day: 1/20 Hour: 0/1

Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Author Topic:   December, 2011, Posts of the Month
Member (Idle past 2903 days)
Posts: 2657
From: A Better America
Joined: 07-23-2004

Message 2 of 9 (643576)
12-09-2011 10:19 AM

Crashfrog nails it with a mighty nail!
Author: Crashfrog
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Occupy Wall Street, London and Evereywhere Else
Message: Message 110

crashfrog writes:

Why do you think it was a shock? Because all the adults you grew up with were telling you that if you got with the program, followed the rules, you would get handed something - the chance to work, to do something that mattered, and to get some kind of security as a result so that you could raise kids and own a home without every day being a fight for mere survival. Weren't all those adults living in the "real world"? Isn't that exactly how it worked for them; they got the grades, got the degrees, got the job and the house and the yard? The question isn't whether or not "kids today" are going to wake up and see how that isn't true, anymore. I think pretty much everybody knows that isn't true anymore. The question is how we, and our parents, let it stop being true.

Made me say hell yea!

Edited by Jazzns, : No reason given.

BUT if objects for gratitude and admiration are our desire, do they not present themselves every hour to our eyes? Do we not see a fair creation prepared to receive us the instant we are born --a world furnished to our hands, that cost us nothing? Is it we that light up the sun; that pour down the rain; and fill the earth with abundance? Whether we sleep or wake, the vast machinery of the universe still goes on. Are these things, and the blessings they indicate in future, nothing to, us? Can our gross feelings be excited by no other subjects than tragedy and suicide? Or is the gloomy pride of man become so intolerable, that nothing can flatter it but a sacrifice of the Creator? --Thomas Paine

Replies to this message:
 Message 3 by crashfrog, posted 12-09-2011 5:33 PM Jazzns has not yet responded
 Message 7 by Aware Wolf, posted 12-14-2011 12:52 PM Jazzns has not yet responded

Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:

Copyright 2001-2018 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.0 Beta
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2021