Monday, April 13, 2015
The Hatred and Mockery for Those on Welfare
Important Note: I hate the sign above.
Welfare People bashing is in vogue now to my utter disgust.
As people here know, I've been on welfare before in my life. I needed to eat. There was one time I qualified for welfare and put it off for three years letting a church feed me when I needed groceries instead so it wasn't something I was eager to be on. I even was on food stamps in my 20s before they brought the cards in and we used the literal "stamps" that look like colored money. I live in a town that is far wealthier then I am. Sometimes this gets very hard, rich people live in a whole other world. Envy is a sin. I pray to God to allow me a level of wealth of some security one day. Oh most times of welfare, we always had someone working in the household. That's a giant secret they don't tell people, the jobs are so low paying, they don't even pay for a basic life anymore.
However one thing troubles me deeply, how I keep running into people who totally trash those on welfare or food stamps or who ever have needed assistance. Imagine sitting in a group, this is a group of people I'm leaving, and they sit there spouting on about how people on food stamps bought a giant cart of soda pop and then the conversation segues into how welfare people buy lobster, and T-bone steaks. Hate to break it to people but if you buy food like that, for most welfare people unless they are criminally scamming the system and have multiple identities, you would only be eating for 2-3 days and would have nothing else for the month. I can tell these people have never gone to a soup kitchen where they got stuck with old hotdogs and 59 cent boxes of macaroni and cheese to eat for the week.
A second time with that same group of people, two would give Richy Rich a run for his money and are bragging about international vacations while dissing the poor. Sometimes I wonder how some people literally swim in so much cash. They seem ready to burn it in the pursuit of false pleasure. My head is ready to explode thinking their mindless stupid jaunt would buy a good used car for me that would last ten years. They seem so eager to waste endless cash on frivolous and conformist pursuits like sitting on some dull hot beach in a plastic resort making some poor third worlders serve their every first world whim. It seems to be more of the wealthy lack imagination, they are conformists of the highest order and awarded for the slavish obedience to the system.
Another time I was a community center, in the poor area of town, and someone yelled, "People on food stamps are trash!". A lady from my old town told me everyone who came to the food pantry all had new cars! That sounded like nonsense to me too. I didn't see poor people driving Mercedes around and told her so. Maybe a guy with a new Lexus lost his job the previous month but the idea of poor people with new cars was her fantasy.
I'm not worried about Hillary becoming president ,God help us all, they are definitely going to swing things to the right on this next go around and give us some poor-hating, war mongering, overtly bank-loving Republican bootlicker to the 1%. The Democrats don't bother to pretend to love the poor anymore as their millionaire ranks add up, but the Republicans are ready to stomp down the poor as being the reason why the country's economy is failing instead of all the banker bail-outs, and wars. The Oligarchs are having their fun with us. Anyone who is poor, we are kind of afraid now, because sit in public and someone is smashing a pie in your face metaphorically ragging on the poor saying how they are all lazy. The achievement queens will give tell you that your failures are all your fault and you didn't think positive enough or work hard enough and YOU ARE A DRAG ON SOCIETY. I told some guy the other day defending the poor, "Hmm they must have forgotten to go pick their job off the job tree".
Also notice the meme above, it's shoved in your face like every body on welfare dresses like an English Chav or Gang-banger, and is drugging and smoking it up. Probably most people smoking on welfare, smoke to keep awake for their crummy underpaid jobs at Wal-mart. I never have smoked but how many of the people posting meme like this live like Puritans? It gets tiring.