Complacency: A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.
- Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference.
- Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness.
Take a look around you a see if you can see these things in people you know or work with. These things are running wild in our society today. What is causing this to happen? Why are people complacent and why are others apathetic? I ask you why would people not be this way? Just look around at all the people in this society who are taking a free ride, look at my neighbor who has the ability to work, however, chooses not to. He is not rich as a matter of fact he and his family live off the government and depend on welfare for their housing, to pay their bills, and for their food. Granted he has a “little voice” in his head that talks to him, but, he refuses to go get and help for it. Of all the things he could and should get from the government, for free, he refuses to do so because then he may have to go to work. There is something very wrong here, yea he takes food, rent, money for bills, but he will not take help for his ailment. This makes me so angry, I work hard, I pay a mortgage, I struggle to make sure my bills are paid and that there is food on the table. I get paid every two-weeks and by the time I pay the mortgage, buy a little food, and pay the bills, I very little left over. I have been on anti-depressants because I feel that I am not doing everything I can for my family, I have Christmas coming up and wonder where I am going to get the money to buy presents for my children. You know my wife and I do not buy each other presents because we just cannot afford it.
The really crazy thing about this story is that I make $25 too much per month to qualify for any of the services my neighbor is on. I work my rear off, and my neighbor sleeps all day, wanders around in the alley at night, probably looking for things to take to sell for money, and I make too much. So the tax dollars I pay from my paycheck, pays my neighbors way in life, when if fact I need those dollars to support my family. Please explain to me where, in our history, that became fair! Why should I work to support someone who refuses to seek help just because he likes getting a free ride?
When this family moved into this house next to mine, he promptly started stealing cinder blocks from my cinder block fence. He also asked me if he could have an old broken ari conditioner I had in my backyard and I told him sure, just come by and I will get it for you. Well he never came by to the air conditioner, he waited until I went on a family vacation and jumped my fence and then got it. I confronted him about jumping my fence while I was gone, that did not make me very happy, and he even admitted to it. But now ever since that incident he call me names, he flips me off, he even calls my daughter (who is seven) a F***king Wh*re, I have had to call the police on him three times this year for things he does just to try to get under my skin.
But no matter what I say or do I AM THE BAD GUY here. Seems society thinks “poor little man, who has this problem and cannot hold a job (probably never has wanted to), you are treating him bad”. Well damn-it society! What about me, have we all lost our ever loving minds and just said “We have to take care of these people or else”! My god folks look around to what is happening here, you are being taken advantage of! The government programs have you thinking that you are a bad person if you speak out against them trying to help someone else, shame! on! you! for wanting to keep more of your money so you can actually have a life and enjoy your retirement at some point in your life. Shame! Shame! Shame!
Do you think we are becoming Apathetic? This goes way beyond complacency, are we getting to where we just turn a blind eye to this? Let me share something with you, something Alexander Tyler wrote in 1787:
About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.”
“A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.”
“From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.”
“The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years.”
“During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage”
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:
Number of States won by: Gore: 19; Bush: 29
Square miles of land won by: Gore: 580,000; Bush: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Gore: 127 million; Bush: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Gore: 13.2; Bush: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of this great country.
Gore’s territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy, with some 40 percent of the nation’s population already having reached the governmental dependency” phase.
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
Think about it folks!