I thank you all for your votes and comments. I appreciate all views, even if I do not agree. To hear each person's take on an issue is an enlightening experience indeed.
To be honest, I feel I am too de-humanized to respond with the correct emotions for the situation of the poor and the destitute. While I certainly understand people's enragement at the separation and power of personal wealth, I also feel a great deal of sympathy for the upper class.
I keep in mind these three things - in most cases, the poor are poor because of their own choices. Dropping out of highschool, bad work ethics, wasted money... I understand that a great deal of our lower class is comprised of people who had no choice in their status - those who were simply unlucky enough to lose everything they had. These people I have the utmost sympathy for, but I believe they are the minority in the lower class.
As far as the upper class goes, people like to generalize and say that all rich people are vicious snobs that grew up rich and just got richer. Over privileged pigs, in short. I do not believe this is true. I believe that there are a number of people in the upper class like this, but how many more people are wealthy because they worked as hard as they could, all through their lives? How many of the upper class truly contribute to the economy by making such billions of dollars that trickle down to their employees.
This all said, Id happily mow down every mansion in the world. Such excess is absolutely despicable. But, again, who I am to judge these people? If they wish to live like this, that is their choice - and they should be left to it. Will they not pay for it eventually?
That is the crux of my argument - choices. I believe that most people are in their situations, be they health, wealth, or sin because of the choices they have made in life. I short, I hold most people accountable for their own situations. While I may feel sympathy for them, I believe it to be a fundamental wrongness to force the care of all people upon those who do not wish to care for them. It doesnt make the rich right, and it doesnt bode well in my heart. Poetic justice, though it may be, it is still a form of vindication and revenge, when all vengeance is the Lords.
I beg you all to please keep your anger in check, after reading my post. I understand I may seem a monster lacking in compassion, but I beg you to understand that my beliefs and my heart are simply... Different.
I wish you all the happiest of Thanksgivings, and I will return shortly - Saturday, most likely. Please continue to peaceably comment and leave your views.
This day is measured by the rise and fall of the sun - what shall your day be measured by?
This shade of blue - a surge of cobalt...