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Shit Is Fucked Up And Bullshit

Shit Is Fucked Up And Bullshit
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If there’s one thing we can appreciate from the Occupy Movement, it’s a fantastic slogan that emerged saying, “Shit Is Fucked Up And Bullshit!

There’s something about this slogan that resonates with me, and perhaps with many of you. I’ve found myself saying this in my head a lot recently.



I’m not sure if I’ve ever ranted on my site. Rather, I’ve tried to channel my frustration into posts which tell stories that prove points.

In this post, updated for 2021, I thought it would be helpful to highlight some fucked up bullshit things that are still going on which need to be addressed and fixed.

A List Of Shit That Is Fucked Up And Bullshit

Government Power Abuse

* How can a man, sitting in Congress, pass a law that restricts women from doing what they want with their bodies?



* Why can’t gay couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples?

* How could we let Congress profit from insider trading for so long, yet lock common citizens up for doing the same thing?

* Why does the USA police the world?  America doesn’t let other countries dictate how we govern.

* Who gave us the right to impose our will on others and kill innocent people during war?



* If government wants to raise our taxes, why don’t they also show their support by freezing or cutting their wages and pensions?

* Why is there an income threshold that dictates who can contribute to an IRA or Roth IRA?  Don’t we all deserve to save for retirement?

* Why is the maximum 401K contribution capped at $19,500 for 2021, when pensions are no more, and all people need to save more for their financial future?

* Why is insider trading allowed by Congress?



* Why are politicians, while in office, still able to use their power to enrich themselves and their family members in the private sector?

* How can governors and mayors, our wealthy and upper class folk, force us to lock down for months? The cure is becoming worse than the disease. This situation is the perfect of survival of the richest without enough care that tens of millions of people’s livelihoods are getting destroyed and never coming back.

Taxation Discrimination

* Between 2008 – 2016, why did the government want to raise taxes on couples making over $250,000, but when they are apart, they can make $200,000 each for a total of $400,000 and not have to pay more taxes? Thankfully, the marriage penalty tax has finally been abolished!

* How can people vote on a candidate to raise another person’s taxes without that person having to pay more taxes themselves?

* Why can’t all working individuals who earn income pay something in federal income taxes so that we all help our country prosper?



* Why is there class warfare on people who pay the most in taxes and donate the most to charity?

* Why do people think they are entitled to other people’s money? It’s not yours if you haven’t earned it!

* How can the poor speak for the rich, when they are poor and have never been rich?

* How can the rich speak for the poor, if they have always been rich?

* Why is there an income threshold for people to receive a child tax credit? Shouldn’t we either have zero tax credit, or tax credit for all families?

* How come if you die after 30 years of contributing to Social Security and are single, your next of kin get nothing?

Human Rights Violations



* Why must we impose our religion on others and tell them they will die or go to hell if they do not follow?

* Why do we not protect our children and let grown men in leadership positions abuse them?

* Why is there not basic universal healthcare to save those with hardly any money who will lose everything?

* Why are there homeless veterans in America?  Haven’t they earned your support dear government?

* How is it OK for a family to have 20 kids when there are 144+ million orphans in the world?

* Why is there still racism in America? Haven’t we learned to respect all backgrounds? Use racism as motivation to achieve financial independence by all minorities.



* Eric Garner getting choked to death by NYPD for selling cigarettes. Remember his final words,

“Every time you see me, you want to mess with me. I’m tired of it. It stops today… I’m minding my business, officer. I’m minding my business. Please just leave me alone. I told you the last time, please just leave me alone. Please. Please don’t touch me. Do not touch me. [garbled] I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.”

* George Floyd getting murdered by a police officer who jammed his knee into his neck for over 5 minutes while he cried for his deceased mother for help. The other officers did nothing.

* A white woman by the name of Amy Cooper calling the cops on a black man who asked her to follow the rules and leash her dog. Imagine if there was no video, what Amy would have said about the black man and what the cops may have done to him.

Integrity Compromised

* Why do people always brag about their big wins, but never their losses?

* Why do people let attractive or rich people get away with murder?



* Why do people forget where they come from?

* Why do people stop giving thanks to those who gave them a chance to succeed?

* Why do people steal each other’s ideas?

* Why do people support others who insult their own family?

* Why is an underwater homeowner blaming somebody else who has nothing to do with their decision to sign the documents?

* Why must one hate on another without truly getting to know them?

* Why do people join online mobs to bully others instead of focusing on their own issues?



* Why do people manifest their own personal anger and project against others?

* Why don’t people do what they say they will do?

* Why are some people always late?

* Why do people think they can vandalize and graffiti other people’s property and not face consequences?

* Why do dog owners let their dogs bark incessantly and not pick up after them?

Corporate Abuse

* How can a CEO get paid millions of dollars if their company underperforms its peers, kills people, shows negative performance in the stock market, and actually loses money?

* How can a CEO get a $1 billion severance package while he lays off thousands and loses his investors billions more?



* Why do insurance companies sometimes make it impossible to collect on a claim and scam their customers?

* How can a company with monopoly profits in one segment use those profits to destroy its competitors in every other segment?

* How could the CEOs of Ally, AIG, and General Motors, who got billions of dollars from taxpayers, still make $10+ million a year during the financial crisis?

Work & Career Injustices

* Why do people think they deserve to make a lot of money working 40 hours a week or less, when someone overseas is working 60 hours a week and earns a quarter of what they are making?

* Why do we work so hard to get passed over for a promotion and not given a raise because of company politics despite solid performance?

* Why do people complain why they can’t get ahead if they don’t come in first, leave last, and work on weekends?

* Why do “C-students” think they deserve “A-lifestyles”?  There are millions of kids out there busting their asses after school, studying 5 hours after participating in extracurricular activities who are going to compete.

* Why does it cost $50,000+ a year to go to the best private universities when they have mega-billions in endowment?

* If children are precious, why aren’t we paying our teachers way more?

* Why isn’t meritocracy enough to get ahead?

* Why does your website sometimes break when you upgrade it to make it better? It would be great if things just worked as they said it would!

And the list goes on, and on, and on.

Why Is Shit So Fucked Up And Bullshit?

I have a lot of questions, and a lot of opinions. I don’t expect you to agree with me on all of them, or even a majority. You are free to think and say whatever you want, which is part of the core of this site.

What are some of the things you think are fucked up and bullshit? Why can’t we all fight for equality if equality is what we want for our children and loved ones? Never stop fighting for what you believe in.

Fight on!

Related: Are You Smart Enough To Act Dumb Enough To Get Ahead?

Originally published on April 2012. Updated for 2021 and beyond.

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