Gambling & The Death Of Personal Responsbility
We have tobacco, fast food, & reparations lawsuits going on, but here’s one dumb lawsuit that I think Austria has beaten us to — Gamblers suing the casino to get some of their money back…
“An Austrian court has ordered a casino to pay damages to a man who lost 2.5 million euro at their tables.
The 40-year-old, who was a regular player at Velden casino, will receive half a million euro.
He frequently spent whole nights playing at seven tables simultaneously, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports.
He lost the money during a five year spell but then sued the casino citing Austrian gambling legislation.
It obliges casinos to stop people from playing if they have reason to believe they cannot afford it.
The court ruled the casino had neglected it duties, citing an incident in which the man himself had asked to be banned form gambling, then later had the ban removed again.
Casinos Austria, which owns the Velden casino, now has to pay 499,000 euro in damages.”
This sort of litigious culture has been created by lawyers convincing people to try to get rich by playing “lawsuit lottery”. We’re replacing the “rugged independence” of the Americans who settled the Western frontier with a bunch of sheep who don’t even think they should be held responsible for the food they put in their mouths or how their own lives have turned out.
But the problem with that is that you, whoever you are, are entirely responsible for your own life. If you turn out to be failure, it’s not because your parents didn’t raise you right, racism, because the government didn’t help you enough, or because some casino enticed you into spending all your money, it’s because of you.
Nobody owes you a living or is responsible for your life except you. Once you take that responsibility, you can try to steer your life in the right direction. If you don’t accept it, then you’re nothing but a jellyfish floating wherever the current of life takes you.
That’s what all these lawsuits, these lawyers telling everyone that nothing is their fault is helping to produce — a bunch of people with the mentality of jellyfish and sheep.