Just Seems So … HeartlessPosted: August 20, 2011
Nothing like a picture to start the eyes leaking.
What’s to do? “We” can’t just kick Gramps to the curb.
OK, so you’re either a bleeding-heart liberal, full of hand-wringing compassion for the poor; or a selfish, fuck-everybody, I-got-mine, Republican Tea-Bagger. Ouch! Some choice, huh?
If you advocate helping the poor, your unstated premise is that the “less fortunate” are incompetent and you want your neighbors “taxed” for the benefit of said poor. Tell me, how much compassion is there in insults and robbery? Also, I’ve long suspected that people who hand-wring over “the poor” secretly fear that they might fall into that group and need saving from their own incompetence.
On the other hand, the cut-taxes-so-the-lift-all-boats-boom-and-private-charities-will-save-the-lazy-good-for-nothing-poor side of the coin wants less robbery of their own wallet, but they share the same sneering contempt of poor people.
How about a third “viewpoint”?
Everyone talks about Grandpa or Grandma getting kicked out in the street, deprived of life-saving medicine, or “our” children going hungry. But just exactly whose Grandpa or Grandma is out there in the street, and why aren’t their kids and grandkids helping them. Ditto for homeless and hungry children–whose kids are they? If you don’t have relatives to mooch off, then you have failed as a human being, and you need to die immediately.
Note from Dave: The above is meant to stimulate thought. Sometimes my humor doesn’t “land”, and I’m mistaken for a heartless bastard.
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