Don’t resent the folks who get welfare and food stamps. Your real enemies — the ones the state really serves — are above, not below
Don’t Hate on Welfare Recipients — The Real Parasites are Elsewhere
August 7th, 2013
Everywhere you look in the right-wing commentariat, you see the recurring theme of the “underclass” as parasites. Its most recent appearance was the meme of the productive, tax-paying 53% vs. the tax-consuming 47%. And of course there’s the perennial favorite mythical quote attributed to Alexander Tytler, trotted out by many who should know better, about the majority discovering they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury. (If you really believe the majority control the government, or that the government serves the interests of the majority, you should avoid using sharp tools without supervision.)
But mainly there’s an endless supply of resentment against “welfare queens,” and friend-of-a-friend stories about the luxurious tastes of those using food stamps at the checkout line, whose cumulative effect is to reassure the middle class that their real enemies are to be found by looking down, and not up.
If your resentment is directed downward against the “underclass” and recipients of welfare-for-the-poor, it’s most definitely misdirected.
Rational Review News Digest
Volume XI, Issue #2,776
Monday, September 30th, 2013
by Justin Raimondo
“Here is a perfect illustration of how the advancement of government power works: give them an inch or three — access to ‘meta-data’ — and they take a mile. What we wind up with is a perfect framework for a police state. Although we still don’t know how many innocent Americans have been caught up in this dragnet, the old ‘six degrees of separation’ principle certainly applies in this case: anybody can be ‘linked’ to anybody, given the sheer amount of information at the government’s disposal.” (09/30/13)
County Police Get $600K Military Tank
A military tank that was built to withstand ballistic arms fire, mine blasts, IEDs, and other emerging threats is now property of the Dallas, Texas, County Sheriff’s Department.
Sept. 30th 2013
THE U.S. Occupy movement has waned from view, but there is increasing evidence of a new wave of American activism and energy building in response to the accelerating climate emergency–under the slogan “System Change, Not Climate Change.”
While Americans may be mis-educated and mis-informed about socialism, this is not the case in the rest of the world
Campaign for Peace and Socialism
“The world’s two most populous countries, China and India, have both incorporated socialism into their constitutions, while socialist and communist parties regularly get strong support throughout Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Most recently, we have seen the electoral victory in Venezuela of the successor of Hugo Chávez, Nicolas Maduro of the United Socialist Party. Socialism is not dead, contrary to some pundits, but remains alive and very much on the global agenda.”
(Cant Make This Up) Christian Employee Believes Employer Using Mark Of The Beast & Feels Discriminated Against
EEOC Sues Over Company’s Refusal To Accommodate Religious Objection To Biometric Hand Scanning
The EEOC filed a lawsuit in a West Virginia federal district court on Monday against Consol Energy and Consolidation Coal Co. charging that they had violated Title VII by failing to accommodate a Christian employee’s religious objections to biometric hand scanning to track his time and attendance.
(NOTE: So, Christians are allowed to make everyone else listen to their prayers while using tax payer funded schools and equipment. Meaning, LGBT, Muslims, Atheists, Jews, Hindus and everyone else is not allowed the same special treatment. Yes, that sounds about right for America.)
Board votes unanimously to allow student-led prayer
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
“The federal government removed prayer from schools more than 50 years ago, but it will go on in Liberal, led by students and allowed by the school board. Taking action on an item spontaneously added to the agenda near the end of Monday’s meeting, the USD No. 480 school board voted unanimously to allow student-led prayer at all activities in the district.”
“The Vatican this week blocked an exhibition of photos by artist Gonzalo Orquin that featured gay couples kissing in Churches in Rome. The exhibition entitled, “Trialogo” was scheduled to open at the Galleria L’Opera. However, once the Vatican sent a letter threatening legal action, declaring, “the church is against the exhibition,” and invoking the Italian constitution to make its case, Orquin consulted with his lawyers and decided to pull the exhibit for “security reasons.”