I caught the following off of FB. At first I planned on just ignoring it. It is one of those viral things that has been on line for the last few years. Just the regular rant&roll with a little extra froth. This one, though, was posted by someone I used to know a long time ago... and I am guessing that they are still a decent enough sort of person, but the tone startled me because they are also one of those Christian types..... who just can't love Jesus enough. Now... sometimes I feel like an atheist, or an agnostic...gees, sometimes I feel I may be a Buddhist or a Jew..... but never could I embrace any religion or person who would go along with this kid of clap trap. Check it out.
Put me in charge . . ..
Put me in charge of WINZ food grants. I'd get rid of cash for potato chips or chocolate, just money for 50kg bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese and all the powdered milk you can haul away.
If you want steak and frozen pizza, then get a job.
Put me in charge of Healthcare. The first thing I'd do is to get women Norplant birth control implants or tubal ligations. Then, we'll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine and document all tattoos and piercings.
If you want to reproduce or use drugs, alcohol, smoke or get tats and piercings, then get a job.
Put me in charge of government housing. Ever live in a military barracks?
You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your "home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried.
If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.
Put me in charge of compulsory job search. In addition, you will either present a check stub from a job each week or you will report to a "government" job.
It may be cleaning the roadways of trash, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you.
We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your blasting stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good..”
Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realize that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our money, accept our rules.
Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin their "self esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.
If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards them for continuing to make bad choices.
AND While you are on Gov’t subsistence, you no longer can VOTE! Yes that is correct. For you to vote would be a conflict of interest.....You will vote for a ‘welfare’ Govt. only.
You will voluntarily remove yourself from voting while you are receiving a Gov’t welfare check. If you want to vote, then get a job.
Just plain old wrong on so many levels: forced labor, relocation camps, mandatory sterilization, stripping of voting rights. This is 'smaller' government? Democracy?
I had more planned to say. I just can't find the words. And they call liberals 'Socialists'?
I am just sad, really, and in need of a beer. Might make me more christian.