Friday, April 09, 2010

Five sentences that should be compulsory learning at schools.

Here are five sentences that should be compulsory learning at schools.

From reading some of the letters to the editor, and comments left on some of the stories on the Sun Live website, it is plainly obvious that these most important things are sorely missing from the government-run education system, and society is suffering from their absence.

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the rich out of prosperity.

What 1 person receives without working for, another  person must work for without receiving.

The government or council cannot give to anybody anything that the government or council does not first take from somebody else.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

You cannot tax a nation into prosperity and you cannot borrow yourself out of debt.

A couple of comments in particular sum up how perverted and un-principled people have become.

Comments like: "My landlord is rich so he can afford to pay higher rates (so that I can get free library books)"

and "Take the money from the art gallery and sports fields and give it to libraries."

Dont these people realise what they are saying?

They are saying stuff everybody else - what I want is more important!

How about THIS . . .

Council remove the cost of running libraries, pools, art galleries, museums theatres etc from the rates, (and all the unnecessary staff involved in running these non-essential recreational services) and concentrate on providing core services only, and reduce your rates by 3/4.

The remaining quarter would provide for the essential services necessary for society to function.

Your landlord wont have to charge so much rent, and ratepayers wont have to pay so much rates.

The city centre will flourish again as businesses will be able to afford rents there (solving another council-created problem)

Perhaps the rates could have a list of non-essential services, and an annual cost, and ratepayers could chose voluntarilly the ones they wish to subsidise.

If they tick library, then they get free library books. Those who do not tick library would have to pay to get out books. Apply this to art galleries, museums, sports facilities, pools etc.

That way everybody should be happy, and people would be paying only for the services they see as valuable.

Charities who see the necessity of free libraries (or other things) could make donations to subsidise free books or facilities for those who have not paid.

This way you can spend all the money you save on books or whatever you want

Those who value sports and art galleries can spend theirs on sports or art galleries

That way EVERYBODY is happy, and nobody gets robbed in the process, and the only people unhappy are those who want to mind other peoples business and tell them what they should be doing with their money (and which is none of their business)

. . . - oh, and those who think rich people should be robbed to pay for things they want for free - shame on you

Your education system has taught you to believe that society must function the way it currently does (it has done this to ensure its continuation) and this is simply not true. All you have to do is use your mind to think for yourself, instead of thoughtlessly doing what everybody says you must do, or what has been done in the past.

Moral, principled  alternatives abound if only you would care to look. You don't look because you have been conditioned to believe this is the way things must be done.


Anonymous KPete said...

I enjoyed that. Those 5 sentences should be etched in stone outside every winz office and city council building in NZ.

At the very least, they would make a great series of provocative t shirts :-).

Keep up the anger.

2:14 pm  

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