Blah, blah, blah


Get dreamin'

 How did we get to the point in our nation where we, as Americans consider the act of taking care of ourselves, to be beneath us? When did we cross the line into thinking welfare exists on a higher plane than working at a mundane job? When did it become OK to take money from someone who makes more money than us?

Just the fact that so many Americans seem to be in agreement with our new President is evidence. to me at least, that many are willing to give socialism, and its seemingly free ride, a chance. Where did we go wrong? Have we lost our national pride?

I believe that we have lost our pride in ourselves. We have lost our pride in our ability to succeed. We just do not believe that we can achieve the American Dream anymore. This is a problem.

I do not know what to do about the problem. Does anyone have any ideas?


Comment balloon 6 commentsKevin Robinson • February 26 2009 11:24AM


Run for office Kevin. Talk the straight talk. Don't worry about the political BS that will surround you. Tell it like it is. Youll be elected! And once elected, don't change!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Simon Conway (Orlando Area Real Estate Services) over 10 years ago

Kevin -  I applaud you.  I used to love the quote from the movie Cool Hand Luke:  "What we have here is a failure to communicate" but I have mentally changed it to "What we have is a failure to respect -  respect ourselves & respect others."    I see that as the basis to the majority of the world's problems including this current crisis.

Thanks for having the courage to post your message. 

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Look at the bright side...the way the political winds are blowing, in 4 years we'll ALL be working for the government. Hope and change is one thing, but hope and change plus $3.50 still buys a decent cup of coffee.

Posted by Thomas R. Martin Broker/Owner ICPM, Property Management the way it SHOULD be. (Investors Choice Property Management) over 10 years ago


I totally agree, I don't like socialism!  Welfare should be for the handicapped and elderly, not for able bodied men and women. 

Posted by Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO, (RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR) over 10 years ago

The land of entitlements and the entitlement generation at least until the country is bankrupt.  At the current rate of spending something has to give.  I do still remember the good old days when taking handouts was socially unacceptable.

Posted by Mark Watterson, Utah Real Estate over 10 years ago

Mark - in case you haven't noticed, the country IS bankrupt!

Posted by Simon Conway (Orlando Area Real Estate Services) over 10 years ago