Originally Posted by Apple ][
For poor people? Absolutely nothing, as I'm not fond of poor people and I am anti-charity. People are poor because of a variety of reasons, but the main ones in my view are laziness, lack of intelligence, lack of education, poor parenting and a pathetic sense of entitlement combined with an ignorant political outlook which causes many poor people to remain dirt poor. Basically, it's their own fault and I don't really give a shit about them.
One of the most despicable and sickening posts I've seen not just on this forum, but on the internet. And that's saying a lot. Thank God I've never been poor, but I'm not narcissistic, naive, and arrogant enough to believe it's all based on my own merits/intelligence/success/etc. If you honestly believe everyone on this planet has an equal opportunity at success, you have more than a few screws loose and need to get out of your basement and learn a bit about the world. If you were born into poverty (ie. the majority of people on this planet) I'm sure you wouldn't have the same misguided, insane opinion that you have. 'Ignorant political outlook'? What irony. You must be the epitome of ignorance, not to mention the epitome of 'entitlement', to say the things you just said. But hey, I'm sure the millions of people born into conditions of starvation, abject poverty, war, & broken socio-economic conditions can just roll up their sleeves, plant some magical money trees, pay tens if not hundreds of thousands for an education, get a decent paying and stable job and become successful and comfortable. There are no words to describe the vitriol you just spouted, and the soul-less person you seem to be. Shameful.
I noticed you clarified you meant only the US, but all my points still stand. No, not everyone has 'the same opportunities' available to them, and that their chances of success are completely under their control no matter their circumstances. To even suggest that displays a scary and unbelievable level of naivety and ignorance. I don't think I've ever met anyone in my life who would describe themselves as 'anti-charity', and I hope I never do. Even the most right wing would never say that. Reading your follow-up posts confirms your hypocrisy, contradicting yourself from one post to the next in trying to maintain your untenable and illogical position, and shows an amazing level of venom and nastiness towards those less fortunate than you. People with views like yours (ie. the poor deserve the be poor') are ironically the people who have had the most comfortable, easiest, and most entitled life, disconnected from reality, most things handed to them on a platter, yet convince themselves they somehow 'made it big' solely with with their own intelligence and hard-work. I don't consider myself a liberal, a socialist, or a leftist. I'm pretty conservative. But you utterly disgust me to the point of nausea. I actually feel dirty just posting on the same board as you.
PS- I personally know a couple highly intelligent pand motivated people who work multiple jobs (2-3) and 12-16+ hr days who are in borderline poverty, because of factors completely out of their control. I'm pretty sure they don't have time to rack up 1,800+ posts on an apple forum, unlike such a hard-working person like yourself, who spits on the poor. If only they were as hard-working and intelligent as you, they would be in a much better position. I should introduce you, so you can give them a motivational talk about laziness and the need to work harder so they can be as awesome as you.