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Do you believe that many of our socioeconomic, sociocultural, and sociopolitical

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    Do you believe that many of our socioeconomic, sociocultural, and sociopolitical problems in the

    United States are self-inflicted because many of us would rather be in the victim, rescue me, and blame others mindset and consciousness whether than to take constructive action in our lives?


  2. Tusitala Tom profile image61
    Tusitala Tomposted 3 years ago

    "The you made me do it," syndrome has always pervaded the world in epidemic portions; few take full responsibility for their lives.   The truth hurts: We are the captains of our soul and the masters of our fate.   However, this knowing requires a great deal of not just quiet introspection but real silence so that the Observer (our REAL Self)  can interpret the world rather than it doing so through the filtered dictates of a conditioned mind.

    If we've been conditioned (and we all are to some extent) to believe that we are victims of life's situations, then it is quite easy to become reliant on others to look after us.   We give up father and mother for Big Brother.   We willing to pay this price for what we believe to be our security.

  3. cjhunsinger profile image73
    cjhunsingerposted 3 years ago

    Most all people, at some point, feel that they are a victim as we cannot control our lives 100% of the time. For many this victim status is a way of controlling your life and others in the process, especially as it becomes more politically and socially acceptable and promoted. I would even think that for many there is a sense of achievement when that EBT card comes in the mail or when one receives a call on that Obama phone. Perhaps, getting something for doing nothing is an achievement. Learning to game the system does require some intelligence.
    There is also job creation at work here as more people become dependent on government, more social workers are needed and the social  workers know that to keep their jobs, more people have to become dependent on government.
    As the male presence begins to disappear from the family unit, even more governmental aid is required as, both male and female certainly have a right to bed hop, but no real obligation to support their progeny in terms of housing, food,
    clothing, medical care, schooling or discipline.
    To directly answer your question, yes, as such serves better the new America.

  4. wingedcentaur profile image84
    wingedcentaurposted 3 years ago

    HI gmwilliams! How's it going?

    May I ask you: Exactly what "socioeconomic, sociocultural, and sociopolitical problems" are you referring to, such that a determination can be attempted as to whether or not they are, as you say, "self-inflicted"?

    Also,---if I may---I have to say that anyone suffering from a socioeconomic (social & economic), sociocultural (social & cultural), and sociopolitical (social & political) problem, probably didn't inflict it upon himself. In fact, as the words (socioeconomic, sociocultural, and sociopolitical) themselves imply, it is pretty hard to "self-inflict" such a problem.

    But isn't fair to say that social and economic forces can cause things like mass unemployment and underemployment? Isn't it fair to analyze social and economic and political forces to question why so many good manufacturing jobs have been removed to cheaper, more exploitable countries in the world? And where should we look but to social policy when we wonder why doctors, lawyers, accountants, college professors, and the like (the white collar set) do not suffer the same difficulties?

    And what about social and economic forces as a way to understand the downward pressure on the REAL wage that has been applied over the last three decades, as well as the disintegration of unionization that has occurred over the same period? And what about the role of sociopolitical/economic forces as a way to understand what has happened to the family farm in this country (along with the decimation of whole rural communities as a result)?

    And by the way, what about the subject of obesity? It is well known that much of that has to do with the American food system, based on doing something with our surplus corn. Corn syrup is in absolutely everything; and even when items are so-called "fat-free," the companies just put MORE sugar in! My point is that even something seemingly personal like weight is not, in actuality, strictly personal.

    And so on and so forth.