Socialist here, wondering why libertarians think Libertarianism can prevent the catastrophe, climate change, we're heading towards.

And also, if you are one of those people who think anyone with capability owes you - I don't owe you anything.

I grew up living below the poverty line, always short of food, often in conditions that would have made the nightly news.

During my childhood, I've lived in a tent, a cabin lacking indoor plumbing, an attic, and a trailer that would have been condemned if inspected by the authorities. The high school I went to was considered the poorest in a poor state - they replaced it a few years after I graduated.

Nobody helped me, and nobody really cared either - don't pretend you would have, because we both know better. I don't blame you - we all have our own problems/issues to deal with. And that's kind of the point.

I'm not asking you to feel sorry for me - even as a poor American I still had it better than a poor person in many other countries - but I would ask you to man-up and take charge of your own life in the same way I had to.

If you want money, then go get money. If you don't, then acknowledge your choice and accept it for what it is. It's perfectly valid to prioritize other things in life - just don't begrudge others who made different choices.

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