Heidrun Beer (concern@atnet.at) wrote:
>It is excellent, but makes one mistake. The writer assumes that
>the "real world" is all sane, which it is not. Being what he calls
>a "high achiever" myself, and being aware of several social parasites
>even in my own family, I have to concede that a person who is
>perfectly able and willing to work can end up on the street
>if they get entangled in, and torpedoed by, some network of insanity.

>To have solidarity with such people and help them to get going again 
>is not some left wing "compulsive compassion disorder", it is
>fairness and common sense (and might even bring some good karma).

     At a practical level one has to admit to some levels of being a
victim.  Mother throws baby against wall for crying, breaks spine,
baby is in crutches all his life.  There are handicaps that are
foisted upon us from this point of view.

     Assholes are everywhere, the basic intent of assholes is to
destroy facility, to make life harder than it needs to be.  Most are
trying to make it easier for themselves by making it harder for
others, to consume what others produce so they don't have to produce
or take the risk of production themselves.
 
     Whether one believes in innocent victims or not, one does have to
take a practical stance about where to invest one's assets.

     If the rich were to give all their money to the poor, in a few
weeks everyone would be poor, because the poor wouldn't know what to
do with it.  They can consume but are poor producers.

     Sometimes the rich steal their wealth but that's a different
matter, most of them earn it and make a living for the rest.

     This is in part why when we offer things for bid, we don't hand
it out to first in liners.  They take most and deliver least.

     And yes every investment must have a return, otherwise we all end
up dead.

     So we offer to the highest bidder, with some eye to charity for
those who are 'hopeless'.  But even there they would have to be a
complete vegtable before we didn't at least try to invest in their
education rather than free trips to the Bahamas.

     Anything we do that makes a non producer into a producer is a
good thing.

     The point is that people don't have a right to continued survival
just because they already exist.  Existence is earned.

     Existence is earned by being able to produce more than you
consume.
 
     Even if by just a little.

     That may sound terrible for the poor unfortunate victims who
can't produce, but if we allow the non producers to suck the affluence
off the producers, then the producers will go out of business and the
non producers will breed out of control, mostly criminal children who
need further support in jail by producers, and in the end everyone
will starve anyhow.

     Too much support for victim non producers turns the producers
into victims too.

     Each producer has his margin, the amount he can produce over what
he needs to consume.  That margin is wasted by non producers who take
it from him at the point of a gun but who do not themselves enhance
their own production to consumption ration.

     So one has to do what is best for all dynamics.  Sow where you
will get a return, not where the cries are most plaintive.  Sometimes
you are the only one who can determine that you will GET a return, so
make sure you do, because you owe it to others who could do more with
what you are giving out.

     Lastly always earn your money before you give it away.

     Don't give your product or principal away to the poor for
then you have nothing to make money with.  Make the money first,
THEN give a percentage to charity.

     Homer