This is a subject that I find very interesting lately, and not for the reasons you think, but because I think it shows signs of having enormous potential for waking people up, it is the present Flat Earth movement. Whether the earth is flat or round is irrelevant for this article, whether the people investigating it are as educated or more so than our renowned scientists, NASA etc is also irrelevant. I will not discuss any of the flat earth theories here, that is not the purpose of this article, the point is to observe how people react when presented with new information. I'll leave a few introductory links at the bottom for anyone who is curious.
A number of Flat Earth You Tube videos approaching 500,000 views at time of writing.
For the past few years we have been told repeatedly by politicians and the media that the Free Market has caused the economic recession. Giving the markets, or banks to be more precise, too much freedom to do business resulting in them mismanaging money and going broke, so we're told. That they were bailed out by governments is another days discussion, the question today is: were the banks operating in a Free Market in the first place? Do We live in a Free Market?
A completely free market is a form of a market economy where buyers and sellers are allowed to transact freely (i.e. buy/sell/trade) based on a mutual agreement on price without state intervention in the form of taxes, subsidies or regulation.
A few times people have seen my views to empower people, as a hatred of people. So I am forced to take stock and have a look at myself and my perhaps flawed thinking. Here I try to understand: Why I hate the poor.
Because I think all citizens, especially the poorer members of society having near half of their income taken forcibly from them by the state via income tax and VAT, I am called 'crazy'. I think people spend their own money best. Now how this equates to ‘Why do you hate the poor?’ I can't quite grasp.
Regardless of what the law says, I trust individuals with their own money more than proven incompetents.
This is a simple question, and there is no ‘wrong’ answer. The purpose is to help us find any inconsistency in our beliefs. The question is: Do you believe in freedom? Ultimately this question boils down to ‘do you want peaceful adults to be free to make their own choices?’
Now many will of course think 'No, I don't want people free to make their own choices.' Well, although I disagree with you, I do respect you for having the awareness to make that statement.
You cannot create equality by treating people unequally.