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Sun Oct 6, 2013, 06:36 PM

26. The lazy - worthless meme put out by the right

is ignorant propaganda.

As much as I can I try to explain to anyone who will listen that "effort" and "opportunity" are not the same things.

You can work like a dog all your life...as so many do...and it will get you nothing if it doesn't come with opportunities.

Opportunity is what makes money. Most opportunities are the result of birth and having nothing to do with effort. If you're white, if your parents are wealthy and educated, if you are born in the right place, if you're a male, if you have enough food, enough access to health care...ALL of these create opportunities for you to make money and require absolutely no effort on your part.

Effort CAN create opportunities but it will never give you the opportunities that hitting the genetic lottery can. You CAN work hard and put yourself through school. You CAN build a business from the bottom, if you have a great deal of luck and help...but you're competing against people who have a leg up on you (several legs up even) and your effort can never even the playing field from those gifted with built in opportunity by virtue of birth.

I see people every day working themselves to death just to keep their heads above water. They expend superhuman effort...and it will never be enough to overcome the opportunities so many on the right take for granted.

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