Wednesday, September 8, 2010

holy geez, oy, do i have an opinion on THAT!

a fellow "friend" of mine on Facebook had written this yesterday..... (name changed for privacy)


and i read this right before going to bed.... or at least TRYING to go to bed....


"HAD A CONVO. WITH A FULL BLOODED INDIAN..IT WAS PRETTY INTERESTING, ITS BEEN HUNDREDS OF YEARS AND HE SAID THEY STILL FEEL LIKE PRISONERS IN THEY'RE OWN COUNTRY..AND THEY TELL BLACK PEOPLE TO GET OVER IT..THE INDIANS *STILL* ARENT OVER IT AFTER 600YRS..THEN THEY STUCK THEM ALL ON RESERVATIONS OUTTA SIGHT AND HOPE THEY JUS STAY THERE..LIKE THE GHETTO..SECTION 8 RING A BELL..HOW ABOUT LOW-INCOME HOUSING..??? GENOCIDE"


And then i got all upset.... thinking.... THIS is the stinkin problem with society.... people and their sense of entitlement.... THAT, my friends, is what is wrong with the world. everyone thinks that they "Deserve" something.... i get that their are blacks, and indians, and every other race with families that need assistance.... there are families in every single race and background that abuse the system also. it is VERY unfortunate that people abuse a system created to (truly) help people get back on their feet....

Now, please don't get me wrong. i KNOW that not ALL families abuse the system, but soooo many families USE the resources as means of getting by.... they use the resources, the food stamps, the welfare, the housing assistance, to LIVE.... not to better themselves, but to LIVE.... they use the money that they make on the side to do things like purchase expensive shoes.... expensive cell phones and plans.... drive nice cars.... and the list goes on....

it urks me to NO end when people feel they are OWED something because of their race or background.... i would give anyone anything and almost everything i had if i knew they would better themselves with it....

ask yourself this.... when you see someone standing on the side of the road, with a sign, asking for money, do you give them money? no?? i used to.... keyword: USED to.... and you know why i don't now? because of those studies PROVING that people do that as a job!!!! and they make more money BEGGING for money than they do working.... how could someone possibly feel good about that?? taking money from people? now, again, don't get me wrong.... i have given a guy a couple bucks because he had a sign that said, "needs a couple bucks for a beer," and i've given him money. how horrible for me to enable an alcoholic right? well i gave him a couple bucks for being honest.... which is something that's incredibly hard to find these days....

This is the same mentality that prevents people from growing up. thinking they are owed something their entire life.... ANYONE can suffer from this... people who grew up with nothing, believe they deserve EVERYTHING, because they've never had anything! Then there are people who had EVERYTHING growing up, and were spoiled, and think that since they never had to work for it before, they shouldn't have to work for it now.... WRONG, WRONG! everyone's WRONG! you DESERVE what you EARN, period.

my response to this post was:

I worked in property management.... In IRVINE. People paid 2000 dollars to live in a 2 bedroom apartment while people who received section 8 paid anywhere from 26 dollars to 400 bucks. That's it. You know what most of them drove? Mercedes... Brand new maximas.... They used to switch cars with family members when they had to go meet with their "worker." They would come in complaining about wanting more.... Nothing in life is free. Don't get me wrong, there are families born into horrible situations, but no one is FORCED to stay in their situation. There are far too many resources to be utilized that can and will get you out of a situation if you use them the right way.... People need to lose their sense of entitlement and hold themselves accountable for their achievements or lack thereof.... You think they try to "keep you guys down," look into the cities and the places that accept section 8. You'll be amazed. And all someone has to do is to request a county or city transfer with their voucher. Accountability "Frank".... People who chase their dreams are gonna be the ones who reach 'em....



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know who the person is that posted that. It pissed me off, too. Actually, that person's status updates quite often piss me off. I agree with you wholeheartedly, as I've seen the system be abused as well. People should NOT expect something because of their background, and to think otherwise is just asinine. I'm not racist, but this brings me back to the "Young Black Scholars" club in High School.. What if there was a "Young White Scholars"? All hell would break loose, I'm sure!

Marlene said...

Oh boy....you wrote a post that nearly took every word out of my mouth. Entitlement is rampant in society these days. Don't even get me started. Whatever happened to working toward your goals? Why should ANYONE (who is able bodied) get a free handout? When I see a twat standing in line at the local fast food outlet while talking on her iPhone and wearing brand name jeans that cost more than my freaking gas bill in the winter time....and then paying with FOOD STAMPS, I just wanna kick her fat ass from here to kingdom come.

buymebarbies said...

I think those that had it harder in life, tend to strive more to be able bodied human beings, for the most part. If they are able to get past the hump of deep dysfunction, they have more of a clue! The one's that bug the most are the pampered princess type, that never had to experience anything bad, and think they still shouldn't to this day. They think that happiness and comfort should just happen without any effort. Also, if everyone doesn't treat them accordingly, then they perceive this as bad treatment!! They don't think, that they haven't done anything to deserve it.....