I didn't move any target at all and don't know why you're pretending I did, but whatevs.
I don't really expect much more from many of you and it's sad. It's sad when you can't acknowlege other states of minds, life experiences and situations. It really is.
Your outlook is a spoonfed fantasy. The world does not work in terms of 'oh if you work hard enough you can do x, y and z'. People are not born equal, nor do they have equal opportunities in life, nor are there even the right amount of places for everyone who wants to be in that position. How exactly do you explain that one away?.
So, yellow people in Japan are privileged
White people in Russia are privileged.
It comes from being the majority, and sometimes founding, race for their country of origin.
Yet, yellow privileged doesn't exist in china. There it's all based on class. Same with India. To say 'whites are privileged' is a misnomer that ignores similar situations for different races in other parts of the world.
Basically, you lack the correct worldview to make that statement. When you consider the racial diversity of the US compared with other nations, you might gain a better perspective on the issue.
People come from all walks of life and backgrounds into the middle class. It's silly and shortsighted to think that they don't. Anyone HERE can do it, if they want to. The problem is that a lot of these people don't have good role models for success.
When my mom and dad got a divorce, my mom had fucking nothing to raise two kids on. She worked her ass off at multiple waitressing jobs making shit pay. While doing that, she started her own wallpapering business and made shit pay with that for quite a few years before things were stable enough that we weren't worried if we could eat. It sucked, probably 10x more for her, but I learned something. Work your ass off and you can get out of that shit.
And that's exactly what I did. I worked my ass off for many years in shit factory jobs making next to no money and living at home. When I realized that things weren't happening fast enough for me, I took out student loans and went to school. Then things turned around. Just like they can for everyone.
So its cute that you're on your high horse, petting and apologizing to the poor people in this country, but you really don't know anything. Your dad appears to have been quite successful in his life, and props to him. Thanks to him, I doubt you've had to struggle much. Instead, you patronize poor people by feeling bad for them. Go you.
So can I ask why people seem to be against socialised health care? Is it really just a case of 'I'm alright. I can afford health insurance so I don't care about others who can't'?
the Gov't pays $16 per fucking muffin in a conference room. How much do you think they'll be helping the healthcare with that kind of markup?
Am I denying privilege? Am I pretending everyone can get where they want in life? Am I pretend things are fair or unbiased?
This is what we are discussing, and what many of you are denying.
I can't be bothered with discussing it any longer though, people believing in this 'american dream' myth is depressing as fuck, and I'm already in a bad mood anyway.
People should contribute to society, not be leeches. Everyone can get to a point where they can contribute. If nobody gets to that point, civilizations collapses and blablabla.
Its like Americans are a giant Wall.jpeg they are ALL stupid (xcept @ghost ) they have no concept of what is outside of their righteous bubble. No wonder everyone hates them. Lol.