I found this post to be too damn brilliant to be hidden down in some comment box, two or three posts down. So, let's see if we bring this great bit of writing to the table and people actually learn a bit or two about OTHER COUNTRIES and their problems.
If not, Joker, well, we tried. I know, we sometimes forget that people are entitled to their own opinions. Ignorant, stupid or even simply based on nothing. We just have to accept it. Remember. Some of them out there actually voted for George W. Bush. The prosecution rests.
The rest of this post is pure Joker. Enjoy.
"Ok, so I actually tried to post something wholesome while looking for the positives in your dumbshit comments but my comments weren't posted. And yes, you did read correctly, your comments were dumbshit, ignorant, stupid etc.
You want to know why? Real simple. The US is not the only place that reads W.A.S. It's not that we're a fucking international sensation so don't think our ego has gone to our brains either. But we get visitors from India, US, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Argentina, The good ol UK, Spain, France, Australia and a number of other places that could be doing better than the US or as far as the people I spoke of are concerned, are totally fucked.
Check the headlines to see how Venezuela and Argentina are doing these days, cruise over to see how India is doing, Google Puerto Rico and see how chipper their economy is doing. And hell I actually called people up from Chicago and NYC to see if I was making this shit up about things not being so good all around, and true, some megalopolis might be doing "well", but some of the countries I stated above are at the brink of recession.
Have you been to Cleveland lately? I went there a couple of months back and I found out recently that yet another car factory is shutting down operations. You know why I bring this up? Because I wasn't referring to just advertising.
But no worries, Mr. Big Shot it's the people's fault for not getting out of there in time jackoff swears everything is peachy. Yeah, things are great and the tsunami was also surfable.
I see tensions rising, people going apeshit and the news is ever more depressing with shootings in the US booming and no, there is no fucking pun intended. The people I spoke of, those who you wrote off as whiners, or lazy bums whose portfolios would probably be pathetic, are facing situations Me hinted at in a recent post.
The economy from that place is in the shitter and it's getting worse. People are doing what they can just to keep a job and they bust their asses at making ends meet. Because they do have a mortgage, and because they do have kids, and because they do have family and actually give a damn, even if as some of you stated, even if it isn't someone else's responsibility.
So pardon me, but that cowboy bullshit attitude your pulling doesn't necesarrilly work out for everyone. I really wish it did and though I think you pretty much suck at the moment for some of your opinions, I happen to agree with you on some things you said and am happy you're making such a sweet buck.
In regards to the points I agree on, Yes I do think some agencies stateside have it way too easy and they abuse their power, but guess what pebbles, you get what you negotiate for. I like it when creatives from other places shaft an agency by doing work better than a massive company. I feel proud that they can give em the finger and oneup them constantly. I like the underdog fucking over the system and I can even agree with you that I think there's pretty much too much whining around.
But guess what else, some people aren't whining and this isn't a pity party. I wrote what I did to people who are being put in a really tight spot and they're running out of resources. Because they don't have your contacts, because they haven't gotten call backs even from way out of advertising. Because they need to pay for the house and for food. Because they can't just get in a plane or car and leave.
And for the record, not everyone in Manhattan is a lazy bum cranked off Starbucks and Jamba Juice. I know people who bust their asses every day and don't even like coffee.
But I stand by my point that I don't see things getting better. I hinted at a big picture worry where it won't matter if you have a job or not. Where money will finally stop being the root of our problems and it'll be replaced with survival.
Am I exagerrating? Who knows maybe I am. Maybe I'm being a huge drama queen and I couldn't find anything else to write about so I decided to bitch for a while. Or maybe I'm recognizing that some people are fucked and I can't help but be concerned. Not pity them or feel sorry for them as you think I'm doing. But feel concerned over them and their situation. Then again, you seem like the type that would have written off the geeky eighth grader getting a wedgy while I would have tried to do something to help.
And your solutions of migrating are brilliant. Do you think everyone has a healthy success rate? Do you think everyone makes it? No. That's the point. Might these people be afraid of taking the leap? Scratch the might because that's exactly what's going on and I'm sure if they're ever in the dire straits of the migrating workers you so nonchallantly tossed in the mix, they'd do the same. But they aren't there just yet. Not sure if you know any people of Chinese descent or maybe a Cuban or two. you know, people who got on freights or rafts and tossed the dice with lady luck, but I do. And guess what, some of them didn't make it, leaving their families in even more dire straits.
So here's to you my friend. I'm happy you're getting a paycheck and have work and are even turning down work, because lord knows that without those things, you'd be quite empty.
But for the record, if you still think it's these people's fault they're getting fucked, that they don't have a job and that they're in a tight economic spot, kindly blow all of us."