It’s important to identify what a “fish” is in this analogy, for is it food, is it money to buy food, or is it a job to get money to buy food? Government and Religion usually refer to money or “welfare” or “charity” and many ignorant people yet at the homeless to “get a job!” or if you have a job they’ll tell you to “get a better job!” So, for this analogy let’s make a fish represent actual food. And we’ll make our person a Utahan because I know Utah’s cost of living.
It is true that when a person comes to rely on others to feed them, that they make no effort to feed themselves. We see this with babies as they grow to young children and ask to be fed rather than going into the refrigerator and make themselves something to eat. But as adults, if they don’t beg for food, or if they don’t get any handouts, they will resort to stealing in order to survive. So, to prevent having to daily take care of a more than capable adult and to keep them from committing crimes, there needs to be a solution that is permanent and not temporary.
Tyrants murder the poor or have them arrested when they steal food. Though this gives others jobs at the Jails and in the Courts, it is actually a temporary solution and is by no means permanent in solving the problem. So, people have devised Schools to instruct a person in specific fields intended to provide them with a living by laboring for a business.
Schools, however, are not free as in Socialist, Marxist, and Communist economies or societies. Thus, because of the cost the homeless cannot afford an education to get them “out” of their poverty. So, the elite are the ones who get an education, just like my parents paid for my College. But, then people will say “get a loan!” Schools have Student Loans to put a person into debt, which raises the cost of living when they graduate and get out on their own. The jobs that pay the most require a higher price for education and thus require a higher debt in the end. So, people can’t just get any education, but one that will provide them with a job in the field upon graduation. But, with our ever-increasing advancements in technology, the demanded job fields vary from year to year, and if you are in a particular job, your job may be obsolete in a few years. Thus, selection of an educational field is a big gamble.
Now, in Utah, the cost of living is a minimum of $3000/month, a $19/hour job, at $36,000/year. But, with taxation and student loan debt, plus debt in order to start out on your own, this $3000 is much higher. This is our economic system – “the debt economy”. In Utah and I think Nationally, the minimum wage is $7.50/hour, so you see that businesses are not required to pay a person what they are worth, nor a basic living.
With those making under $3000/month being the real poor, such a condition is a form of torture as they are kept poor by businesses. So, then one would think that they must be their own boss and oppress their workers to make it in society. The other option available is the Stock Market, which is dependent upon continuous investments (loans) made in your business, which is why the Stock Market is a rich-man’s gambling casino.
This is why this popular saying is horribly wrong, especially in the United States’ economic system. This is why I keep warning of economic collapse, like I predicted in 2008. We need an Economic Revolution based upon Constitutional principles, which my Consecration Economic System has been recommended.