Dec 16, 2011, 7:27 AM
Post #16 of 16
Re: [surebought] What is involved in taking my mexico plated car to United States
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Wow yucalandia. What a reaction. You must have just come down here riding in a big White Balloon in the form of an American Flag. You should leave all the chasing of windmills and crusades back across the border. Things are not that regimented here like they are back in Gringolandia. Your whole generation was a total illusion of Cold War prosperity. Preparing for the final battle between good and evil. I would much rather be you than me. We, the younger, have to live and work in the real world before we can make profits to pay taxes to keep those Soc Sec payments coming. If the whole world lived up to your ideal of self righteousness. we may have avoided going to Iraq. Your mighty Military battling in Afghanistan for ten years against an enemy that doesn't even have one tank or helicopter. Because you are right and the rest of the world, and especially me, is wrong. Things have changed. We have done it your way and it hasn't worked out too well. Nothing I said in my post was untrue or illegal. If you choose to live your life in a linear fashion judging others against some false ideal, that's your right and I respect it. I can take the criticism myself. But I will never raise my voice or live with all that confrontation that feeds these illusions. Happy Holidays.
Sorry to hear that you find honesty to be useless and old-fashioned.
You have imagined many things that aren't real.
I come from a family of 350 years of pacifism - grateful for the freedom to pray as we choose, so, you imagine that I advocate war as a part of some imagined grand battle between good and evil. Sorry, neither exist in reality.
Unfortunately, "we have (not) done it (my) way". I believe that the US has made huge unnecessary mistakes.
Regardless of your imagined fanciful projections, I do not collect Social Security.
There was prosperity for my parents generation. Both times that I've entered job markets, the US was in deep recession, so, you continue to make further mistaken inferences. For both my parents and my self, we earned what we have - where my mother averaged 65 hour work weeks and my grandfather, father, and myself averaged 70 - 75 hour work weeks for decades to get that prosperity.
My sense of values vs. you imagined battle of Good v. Evil? I simply think societies and relationships work better when people follow legitimate laws, tell the truth, treat each other with respect, live in reality vs. imagined projections of what makes us feel good.
Things simply work better when people do their best to live with integrity. Integrity means "oneness" - unity - between thought, words, and action. Living with integrity produces seamless smooth transitions between what we believe, what we profess, and what we do.
It seems that these concepts have been beyond your grasp, because you can't imagine that there are people who treat others with respect, follow the law, tell the truth, and work to make their communities and society better for everyone. I do see selfishness and self-serving behaviors that you propose to others and you do to serve yourself as destructive to trust and selfish behaviors that tear-down well-functioning communities and societies. You justify selfishness and lying and going out your way to cheat on taxes and duties, and you claim that reality must either be self-serving and deceitful or it must be a world of Good vs. Evil.
I simply advocate following the law, choosing honesty, treating others with respect by not deceiving them or cheating people, by paying my own way through paying taxes and duties, and by supporting efforts that build society and community vs. selfish actions and choices that erode the quality of life for others.
I apologize for going so far off track, but I think it's worth addressing the tide of selfish advice on the internet that tell people how to skirt the laws, describe how to scam systems, and that advises people to do whatever feels good in the moment and and cruddy behaviors that benefit those who lie, cheat, and steal from the rest of us because they feel like it's somehow OK.
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