It’s mine. F… off!

September 4, 2011


When you talk to teachers about their teenage students, one of the first things you hear is the word ‘entitlement’. The kids have a sense of their rights and demand them. They also have a sense of entitlement toward a host of other things which they do not have a right.

People should know their rights. And demand them. But I think one of the biggest problems in this society is the ‘privileged’. Somehow they think that their wealth is an entitlement. It was either handed down to them or they earned it. ‘Hands Off!’ Well, no. Everyone has the right to reap the rewards of their labor. But how big that reward should be is the question. This is not a serf society where the rights of the King are handed down from God. The rich are not royalty. In a democracy all of these rewards are negotiable.

Someone told me that everything they earn is their’s. The conditions for most people’s earnings is a stable society. That stability is the result of a contract amongst people. An agreement to act peacefully, to obey the laws, etc. One’s property, wealth can only be maintained by a civil society or by the gun.

No doubt you’ve heard much of this before. But when I turn on Fox News all I hear is “It’s mine. F… off!”

 

One Response to “It’s mine. F… off!”

  1. Wow, what an incredible piece, both your diatribe (well spoken) and the box collage. This is a very thoughtful post, thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work.

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