And they HATE when that happens!
Let’s forget the fact, for a second, that it was INDEED the drive of freewill, American ingenuity and individualism which got the New York Times started (by an individual–eek!) in 1851 in the first place…
You see the New York Times?
No, they don’t believe the same type of commitment and drive to create something today (like what got io9 started, for example) can be applied to the average American, it is obviously believed (by them) that thanks to the average man’s socioeconomic status…
Americans are slaves to their circumstances and situations, AND are at the mercy of others (i.e. Big Government). This is a situation in which they have NO HOPE of effecting change (<<<See what I did there, did ya?) of any sort, by themselves thereby making them dependent on the goodwill of the government (not mentioned, but heavily implied) at large.
Who would have seen this position coming?
*raises hand, waves it madly* “Me, me, me!“
[via io9]A recent Pew Research Center report shows that Americans really do believe in individualism and freewill. Only 36 percent of Americans polled said that they thought their economic fortunes were determined by forces beyond their control. [Showing there are a LOT of smart people in America!]
Compare this number to the over 70 percent of Germans who believe their financial fates are beyond their personal control. The irony, writes Catherine Rampell in the New York Times, is that Americans actually have far less control over their economic destinies than their European counterparts. She explains:
These findings are particularly interesting when juxtaposed with a separate report from the Pew Economic Mobility project. That report, which examined economic and social mobility in 10 Western countries, found that Americans actually appear to have less control over their success in life than their counterparts do.
In particular, the educational attainment of a person’s parents – a factor usually determined before that person’s birth – seems to matter more for mobility in the United States.
“There is a stronger link between parental education and children’s economic, educational and socio-emotional outcomes than in any other country investigated,” the report says.
The New York Times believes something that 64% of the American’s oppose.
2) Luckily for THEM? They will soon have a pill for that.
[via Natural News] “Behavioral vaccines” that rewire your brain to eliminate dissent
Disobedience is a disease! And the “cure” for disobedience (or Oppositional Defiance Disorder, as they call it) will be a new “vaccine” that biologically rewires your brain to make you more socially acceptable to the controllers.
It will be called a “behavioral vaccine” even though, in reality, it’s just a chemical lobotomy. This technology will be a cornerstone of the global police state, which will have no tolerance for independent thinking or critical thought of any kind, especially against the state. [Read More]
Or, a state run newspaper.
Definitely what I would need in order to believe this nonsense spewed by the new York Times (top quoted section above), that we do NOT control our own destinies. And I say that as this blog rapidly approaches it’s first 1 million mark. And because it is? Possibilities bound up everywhere for this blog. Possibilities where MY freewill and individualism alone serve as the deciding factor on what Anguished Repose, can and will, achieve!
Proving once and for all?
Our futures ARE determined by us, how HARD we are willing to work, how MUCH we are willing to risk and that our lives are ONLY…
What we make it.