Here's a good one sent in by the lovely Ozarker this morning.
Guardian: Instead of being disgusted by poverty, we are disgusted by poor people themselves
Empathy has crashed. No more cruel to be kind. We must simply be cruel.
An addict is the author of their own misfortune. Her poverty is self-inflicted. All these hopeless people: where do they all come from? It is, of course, possible never to really see them, as their distress is so distressing. Who needs it? Poverty, we are often told, is not "actual", because people have TVs. This gradual erosion of empathy is the triumph of an economic climate in which everyone, addicted or not, is personally responsible for their own lack of achievement. Poor people are not simply people like us, but with less money: they are an entirely different species. Their poverty is a personal failing. They have let themselves go. This now applies not just to individuals but to entire countries. Look at the Greeks! What were they thinking with their pensions and minimum wage? That they were like us? Out of the flames, they are now told to rise, phoenix–like, by a rich political elite. Perhaps they can grow money on trees?It goes rather well with this from Activist Post.
Definitely the direction we're headed in, if something doesn't happen to prevent it, I fear we'll be in WW3 sometime this summer.
And here's my thought for the day.
You know, if we want jobs creation, what needs to be done is for American workers to
SLOW THE HELL DOWN!
Instead of working yourself to death and doing the jobs of 3 or 4 people, why not slow down, just a bit, get your co-workers to slow down too. Just a bit, not enough to get fired, but just enough to where the company has to spend some of it's hoarded mega profits and hire new workers.
Americans have become so "job scared" that they are not only making themselves miserable by working like crazy people, but, they are also taking up jobs of others. So, pam's words of wisdom for the day,
Stop giving your time away for free and making some jerk rich and just, Slow Down!
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