Friday, April 24, 2015
It's my fault I am out of work..
It's my fault I can't get hired because I didn't graduate high school..
Or attend college after I did get my HS diploma...
Or majored in a different field/degree than employers respected.
Or spent the time getting a Doctorate..
It's my fault I didn't commit years and years of my life along with tens upon tens of thousands of dollars in non-bankruptcy dischargeable debt to get a degree in a field the work world values even though I would have Hated every moment and been tense & miserable
Or the employer's fault for not respecting or valuing someone self-educated and self-motivated i.e. the 'Good Will Hunting' type vs the Common way of obtaining the worthless paper of a diploma
Nope.. Gotta be all my fault..
Its my fault because I didn't work hard enough
Or dedicate enough of myself to the 'team'
Or give up evenings.. and weekends.. and holidays
Or be on call 24/7 to my employer's needs
It's my fault I was deemed redundant by a nameless, faceless corporation and made expendable; tossed away like batteries
It certainly wasn't the company to blame who was going to rid themselves of me irregardless of the general economic situation in the country i.e job loss in recession = downsizing and job loss in strong vibrant economy = a restructuring.
Certainly not their fault I was a nameless, faceless statistic
It's my fault because of how I live
So I just need to work a second job to pay bills..
Or possibly three..
It's never the corporation's fault.. or the Government..
It's my fault because I don't seek to live in a smaller house
Or move into an apartment
Or share with another renter
Or two or three.. However many strangers it takes living all clustered and confined.. Just like immigrants did a century or two ago..
Why should I have a checking account, much less savings
Or a money market or IRA
Or be able to afford stocks or bonds or CDs
Or have no car and use public transportation
Or be fully dependent on others with cars to get around
Like a child..
It's never the fault of the car companies and insurance companies that keep raising their prices and premiums at a higher percentage than any raise I may receive at work, if lucky to receive any
It's my fault I don't settle for less.. Yes, I need to accept less
It's my fault because I could buy only generic..
Or eat less healthy since Cheetoes are cheaper than cheese
Or just eat less..
Or just not eat at all..
It's my fault I live in such a rotten country run by such a piece of shit President
It's my fault because I believed in him..
I should have voted Republican
Its my fault I believed the dual Obama Lies of 'Hope' & 'Change'
Its my fault because I wanted to use my vote to show the world we were not racist because America elected a black Muslim with zero experience governing anything
Its my fault because all that media-fueled hatred of Bush clouded my judgment and I just wanted to vote for anyone not remotely connected to him, even someone ultimately incompetent.
Its my fault because things get worse and worse and nothing is better on the horizon
And the 1% keep stealing all the money while the average everyday peed-on peon like me is stuck in motion; slowly dying like BP petroleum-covered birds flapping their wings in the Gulf of Mexico..
Hmm.. Wait! Wait!... Tell me again why any of this all my fault??
Posted by Susquehanna at Friday, April 24, 2015