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Communist videos or what
« on: May 29, 2019, 10:43:57 PM »
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  • There are these videos I watch (on silent) ...more like skim... they play in a window pretty much all day because I get paid to do so. I have to look at them occasionally because they only play for 30 or 60 min and then I have to click to start another "series". Plus if any of the videos in the series is inaccessible, I have to manually click the next one. So I end up skimming some of the more interesting ones. It's kind of like walking into a living room where someone has the TV on. You're going to notice some things here and there.

    Firstly, I am amazed at how dumb and liberal-slanted some of them are.

    Anyhow, there is this one type that I believe must be a "thing" nowadays: they have a serious of actresses read quotes from actual womens' responses to a given question. The key point: the women are all in different careers making different salaries. The salary and job title are shown on the screen, followed by text of their answer to "the question" as an actress reads it.

    Questions include:

    "How do you splurge on yourself?"
    "How much of your income do you spend on rent?"
    "How often do you buy new clothes?"
    etc.

    Anyhow, the whole thing sounds pointless to me, probably because I possess both reason and common sense. However, these little exercises seem calculated to foment jealousy, class envy, and class warfare. We're supposed to feel sorry for the woman earning $29,000 a year who says, "I spend nothing on rent. I still live with my parents." Awww....poor baby! Bartenders should get paid way more so you can have a better life! Or... you can do something more valuable for society which will reward you more lucratively. Or you can stop trying to be "well off" on your own and get married. Even if your husband does all the earning, you are still better off because you can work to save money, cook home meals, make/mend clothes and other things, etc. while he is out earning.

    Almost every single one, I just want to shout at the screen, "SO WHAT? That's what ______ career pays! You are earning precisely what you deserve, based on your skills. If you don't like it, change careers if you have the aptitude/ability/talent/training! If you can't, then deal with it and stop whining!"
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #1 on: May 29, 2019, 10:58:35 PM »
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  • As one sarcastic commentator put it, who was critiquing an SJW entertainment show, "this character has the one superhero power than cannot be beaten - a sense of entitlement."  Ha ha.


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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 07:29:20 PM »
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  • Another example of the blatant liberal bias in these videos:

    "Abortion panic: These states are protecting their women." 
    and they proceed to talk about how some states are legislating to preserve womens' "right" to murder their baby.

    Not too biased, are they?
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 01:47:55 PM »
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  • Almost every single one, I just want to shout at the screen, "SO WHAT? That's what ______ career pays! You are earning precisely what you deserve, based on your skills. If you don't like it, change careers if you have the aptitude/ability/talent/training! If you can't, then deal with it and stop whining!"
    This a libertarian response, not a Catholic one.
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 02:30:36 PM »
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  • Not to be a communist, but if we are going to tell young couples that the wife should stay home to take care of the kids and to have as many children as God sends them, we should fight for them to have a living wage that is enough to support a large family on one income, instead of telling them to not complain that they don't make enough money. Otherwise we would be hypocrites and members of an elitist religion that is only for rich people. Just learn to code, bro!
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #5 on: June 01, 2019, 04:40:49 PM »
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  • Not to be a communist, but if we are going to tell young couples that the wife should stay home to take care of the kids and to have as many children as God sends them, we should fight for them to have a living wage that is enough to support a large family on one income, instead of telling them to not complain that they don't make enough money. Otherwise we would be hypocrites and members of an elitist religion that is only for rich people. Just learn to code, bro!
    Or honestly, they could move into a more rural part of the country and get out of big cities, if possible. There are some parts of the US that are reasonable in house price, safety AND tax.
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 05:14:27 PM »
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  • Or honestly, they could move into a more rural part of the country and get out of big cities, if possible. There are some parts of the US that are reasonable in house price, safety AND tax.
    Move to rural areas? We should be a universal religion, for those in the cities as well as the country. And as for moving to Texas, I think peripatetic living is destructive to the social fabric of society. I think family and friends should stay together. I would prefer families to live close to each other rather than the parents living in New York City and the five children moving to five different southern cities and then only ever seeing each other on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #7 on: June 01, 2019, 09:36:43 PM »
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  • Move to rural areas? We should be a universal religion, for those in the cities as well as the country. And as for moving to Texas, I think peripatetic living is destructive to the social fabric of society. I think family and friends should stay together. I would prefer families to live close to each other rather than the parents living in New York City and the five children moving to five different southern cities and then only ever seeing each other on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    Not necessarily Texas. If your family is in New York City, then something like Long Island or eastern PA, for example. Close enough to family, but tenable on one income, which most big cities are not.
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #8 on: June 01, 2019, 09:53:14 PM »
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  • This a libertarian response, not a Catholic one.

    No, it is quite Catholic.

    Income inequality exists, just like every other kind of inequality exists on this earth. People have different IQ, talents, abilities, experience, training, etc. and this translates -- rightly so -- into different levels of material wealth.

    Our Lord said, "The poor you will have always with you." and He wasn't against relieving them -- but He defended the spending of money on religion, worshiping God, etc. Because you can't eradicate poverty, any more than you can stop people from being stupid. As long as people will fall for brain-dead scams, walk into pawn shops like sheep to the slaughter, etc. you will have poor people. As long as you have free will (Shall I study, or watch this movie?) you will have people making poor decisions, and working lower-paying and dead-end jobs as a result.

    Even if the world transitioned from fiat currency (which is constantly debased through inflation) and switched to sound money, the problem would still exist: the job of money is to match the producer with the consumer. But not all goods have the same value, and not all occupations are equally valued either. The guy with a wide knowledge of medicine, illnesses, and surgery is going to be paid more "whatever" than the guy who sweeps the floor. Anyone can sweep a floor. Only a few can become a doctor.

    It has always been so, from time immemorial, and always will be.

    Dreamers like Karl Marx preached an end to all private property to "remedy" this "injustice", but what came from him (Communism) turned out to be a sick joke -- replacing our capitalist masters with a new oligarchy at the top. (See the book "1984" how the Inner Party members living in luxury while the common man is quite poor) "All Animals are equal - but some are more equal than others." And what do you know? That's exactly how it was in Communist Russia. The Communist dream of "each gives according to his talents, each takes according to his needs" is a pipe dream in practice.

    Read "Animal Farm". At the end, even the prime rule, "Four legs good, two legs bad" is broken by the pigs, who complete the circle by beginning to walk to two legs -- just like the human masters they ousted. A very good parable about Communism. If you haven't read it yet, you should.

    George Orwell was a smart man.

    Have you read Rerum Novarum? That speaks about this topic as well. Both rich and poor have a role to play in society, in God's plan. Both should submit themselves to God, His will, and His providence -- not succumb to class envy.
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #9 on: June 02, 2019, 07:14:58 AM »
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  • Tom Woods Catholic. There will always be poor, I know but we should not make fun of them for their concerns, and we should try to make their lives better. Society seems like it is falling apart. Perhaps the answer is to ban usury or abolish the public schools. Perhaps silver backed currency would help. Or perhaps higher taxes on capital gains. Or perhaps higher taxes on high income people and lower taxes on the middle class. Or perhaps making corporations illegal. Or perhaps making it illegal for women to work in most jobs. I don't know. But most people are stupid and unable to adapt to the modern world. If there are not enough decent jobs for those idiots where they can make enough money to support a family, then none of them will marry and start families and they will become alcoholics or opiate addicts or meth heads and the women will have bastard children and live off of welfare.

    Why does nearly everyone use contraception? Because they think they can not afford to have more children. Unless that is addressed nearly everyone including Catholics will use contraception. They are not really wicked people, they are just afraid of not being able to pay the bills. And because of that they damn themselves.

    I think we are worse than Weimar already. Is it exciting to think about whether this mess will lead to a modern day Hitler or a modern day Stalin?
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #10 on: June 02, 2019, 07:55:41 AM »
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  • Maybe make divorce illegal.
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #11 on: June 02, 2019, 08:15:09 AM »
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  • Is it just me, or are many young people today having an existential crisis and becoming either alt-right or communist? Communities and Churches and families are dead and in despair people are reaching out to the government as a father. Even trad Catholic churches are mostly Mass only. People travel from afar for Mass only and they do not serve the parental and social functions that parishes used to serve for two thousand years.

    Maybe we should ban contraception.
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #12 on: June 02, 2019, 09:05:24 AM »
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  • But in my experience in the world as I see it, I think there are two big problems. Loneliess and meaninglessness. People feel very lonely whether or not they are around other people. Either they are truly alone or their relationships are not meaningful. And now that nobody believes in God they think life has no meaning and there is a void of emptiness and despair.
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    Re: Communist videos or what
    « Reply #13 on: June 12, 2019, 03:28:43 PM »
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  • You are absolutely right, Matto.  The world has an awful lot of problems. 

    A person who decides against having children because they are concerned about their finances has a grave spiritual problem, not an economic one.  If that same person suddenly found a job that paid three times the amount they now make, they would find some other reason not to have children. 

    I can't hardly think of any problem in the world today that isn't directly tied to spiritual problems. 

    A person must find his way to the Catholic Church and follow Our Lord's teaching.  Follow them completely and constantly work on amending their own faults. 

     

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