Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Conservative: person who has had their sense of empathy surgically removed

TBogg found a fairly vile screed trying to explain why right-wingers don't care about kids not getting health care but are up in arms over gay rights and global warming. Or, uh, something. Basically, her argument boils down to "poor people don't exist."

No, seriously.
That's why I don't care about the poor. They're no more real than Bigfoot.

These mythical poor exist only in foggy glades, or out-of-focus films, and are only rumored to exist:
No one I know uses food banks. No one THEY know uses food banks.

Well damn, that settles it! This one snot-nosed brat hasn't seen a poor person, therefore they don't exist. Just like how I've never seen Europe, therefore it doesn't exist.

But what about all these poor people that you hear about? Well, they're not really poor. They're just stupid. And lazy. And they chose to be poor by not being Kathy Shaidle, apparently.
If they're "poor" it's because they were too lazy and stupid to a) finish high school and/or b) keep their pants on. Jesus had something to say about folks who didn't properly manage their money or other people's, and who squandered free gifts and good will. He told the adulteress to sin no more, not to find herself another baby daddy.

He also told his followers to sell all their worldly possessions; to give to the poor; to help the needy, feed the hungry, clothe the naked and visit the sick; and said that it was impossible for a rich man to get into heaven.

But hey, who's counting? It's like Al Franken says: "I've noticed that the only Biblical parable supply-siders ever mention is [the Parable of the] Talents."

Why do "right wing Christians" seem to "care" more about abortion, or terrorism, or gay marriage/adoption or even the hoax known as global warming, more than they "care" about the poor? I plead guilty -- because there are more radical gays and feminists and global warming hoaxers than there are poor people in North America. These activists want to brainwash our kids, or worse. And terrorists want to blow them up. In the face of such threats, forgive me if the fact that Lakeesha can't afford a new weave this week cuz she spent all her money on a new cell phone fails to get me humming "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night."

Yeah. There are a lot more terrorist attacks than poor people out there. (It's also interesting that right-wingers are "care" about abortion while mocking poor people as promiscuous, baby-making losers. But then, they "chose" this.)

And besides, with names like "Lakeesha", poor people are obviously black. And lazy. So, well, fuck 'em. It's what Jesus would do.

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