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today a few human persons reminded american human persons that relative to the problems and poverty of the rest of the world, america is still lucky and still consumes way too much, and this is true. it doesn’t fix the problem with america, but it is true, and something to consider, and a problem that also needs to be fixed.
may we Swimmies humbly suggest all human persons start with respecting the planet you (and we!) live upon, and doing something together to fix that? that will help with the starvation, and loss of coastal regions, and high water rising, and famine, and warfare over resources that is already happening. it will help you with long term food futures, and immigration, and even one of your biggest problems you don’t want to discuss, which is your overpopulation problem. for the more secure human persons feel, the less children they feel the need to have!
we also noted a few “pull yourselves together” and “you did this to yourselves” statements today. we consider the entire Occupy movement a pulling together, so you can check that off the list! but as for the “you did this to yourselves”— hmmm. we are curious about that.
did you human persons in accidents do those to yourselves? or the ones with cancer, or born with spinal bifida or schizophrenia or depression? did you do that? see, we fish cannot do those things to ourselves, but maybe you mammals are different— we’re not sure.
also, did you do that thing with interest rates to yourselves, or deregulating your banks, or pillaging and mismanaging pension funds, or creating the “credit score”, or the housing bubble? we think that isn’t accurate: we think that was this “1%” who did that. but the other question we have is this: if anyone out there thinks they are going to get through life without ever once making a mistake or a bad decision, first, you are high and on crack. second, do you think only the 99% should pay for those bad mistakes, and the 1% should be rewarded for them?
the denials are just a coping strategy. that is what the blobfish says. the words “personal responsibility” are also a coping strategy, used to pretend a kind of superiority, when in fact if something bad happens to you and you didn’t do it, you can only take responsiblity for how you react, and if you react by occupying wall street? that’s a good first step!