[FoRK] 20 Signs That The Culture Of Government Dependence Has Gotten Completely And Totally Out Of Control

Lucas Gonze lucas.gonze at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 11:28:07 PST 2011

Sounds to me like you want this weak unhappy person to suffer more.
Not me. I hope she suffers less.

What's the appeal of bashing on the powerless? Why would you invest
one second out of your life on such an ignoble goal?

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 10:56 AM,  <mdw at martinwills.com> wrote:
>> On your ideological agenda - "self sufficiency" is a piety. Nobody is
>> against it.  Advocating self sufficiency and opposing handouts is
>> meaningless.
>> But again, kindness and generosity are also pieties. I'm sure you
>> agree that these are good things, Martin.
> Yes, when they are not forced upon me by people who expect me to 'pay up'
> because they have been raised NOT TO BE self sufficient.  Kindness and
> generosity are valid when people suffer from events that ARE BEYOND THEIR
> CONTROL.  I gave money to the Red Cross in support the Joplin Mo. tornado.
> I even was put on the list to have people displaced by Hurricane Katrina
> come stay at my home.
> Have you contacted the woman in the video and provided her with room and
> board at your home?  Why not?  You already have, her statement: “Somebody
> needs to pay for all my children and my – for all my suffering. Somebody
> needs to be held accountable, and they need to pay.” means YOU NEED TO PAY
> (remember in the US, you ARE THE GOVERNMENT and it is your Tax Dollars she
> wants).
> I don't believe taxing me to pay for a person's dependence on the state to
> survive are valid examples of "kindness or generosity". Do you?
> --Martin--

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