welfare and lowlife rant

welfare and lowlife rant

Posted in the Richmond Forum

Buzz Kill

Richmond, KY

#1 Jul 21, 2013
I see so many negative comments about people on welfare and people working for minimum wage.
I see comments about who is ratting who out, who is a dope addict and who is pregnant again.
We complain about dope dealers, prostitutes, welfare recipients and dead beat fathers.
I want to start with the welfare and minimum wage complaints.
If you have a good education and have a good job, that's great. But the next time you feel the need to act superior to someone less fortunate than you, remember this. With today's economy, your life could change in a blink of an eye. You could find yourself on the other side of that checkout lane making minimum wage. And that's of your lucky. Jobs are scarce. Most likely you would be standing in the food stamp line with all the other "scum" you so despise. So the next time you find yourself feeling superior, take a minute to be grateful for what you have. Send a positive thought into the universe instead of the sick and twisted hate you radiate.
As far as the prostitutes, drug addicts and horrible parents go, here is a suggestion.
Instead of us all congregating here in cyberspace for a good "bitch fest", why not go out into the real world and try to make a difference.
We need to come together as a community. Richmond is our town. We are responsible for it. Reach out and help someone. I understand that some drug addicts are lost and can't be reached, but we could start by insuring that no more innocent people become addicted to these substances. All drug dealers need to go. And I'm not just talking about the street dealers. I'm speaking of the "legal drug pushers", also.
Pharmaceutical companies are the root of this. They put these drugs on the street knowing they were highly addictive. A doctor should only prescribe these medications in extreme cases. Not for a minor injury. If a doctor is found prescribing these meds for frivolous things, he should face the same charges as a street dealer.
If we deal with the drug problem, then the dead beat parent thing will eventually heal itself. People, by nature, want to live on. We can only do this by insuring our genes survive. That's why people, when left unaltered by drugs, are excellent parents.
In closing, weed out the drugs and eventually things will get better. Also, if you feel superior, step down from that aerie every now and again. It's cold up there.
Ugly Truth

Richmond, KY

#2 Jul 21, 2013
-- On the scorn of welfare and minimum wage lifers:

As a pup, I was homeless for a period of years, due to a series stupid decisions on my part which bore harsh consequences. When I grew tired of living like a bum and tap-dancing around starvation, I joined the service to get my butt out of the gutter. This was unpleasant, difficult to the extreme even, but it eventually provided me with something worthwhile to put on an application besides being a career slacker and bum.

Some time later, I was nevertheless stuck in a dead-end job and needed better pay. I found better job in short order. However, as is often the case when living in crappy places, this better job was not in my area. So I found someone in the target area who was willing to rent me a room in their basement, packed up only what I needed and sold/gave away the rest, went to this new location, and lived off Ramen noodles and multivitamins in a wet basement until the checks started rolling in. I eventually got out that basement, found a roomie, and later, I got my own place.

Point: Most people that "can't find work" are merely unwilling to put forth the effort to look hard and far enough, and to make the sometimes extreme sacrifices and leaps out of their comfort zones that are necessary to find and keep jobs.

The Plains Indians lived by a simple rule: Follow the buffalo herds they hunted to provide them everything the needed to survive, or starve, freeze and die.

Jobs are the buffalo. Same should apply.

As someone who quite literally crawled their way up out of a dumpster, I can muster little sympathy for those of even partially-able body and semi-sound mind who dare claim otherwise.

-- On the general disdain criminals, crap parents, and other scum:

In nature, if a creature cannot function through sustainable, legitimate means to be self-sufficient and avoid life's hazards, it dies.

If it cannot teach necessary survival skills to its young, or fails to care for them properly, they die.

Subsequently, the poor traits either taught to or genetically encoded within this failed line of organisms also dies.

The result: Future generations are free of those traits, and the species is better, faster, stronger, smarter and more successful because of it.

More on this later.

-- On substance abuse and the evil of pharmaceutical companies:

Physical and psychological addictions no doubt suck. I have experienced it.

Yet somehow, individuals all over the world manage to overcome addictions - some with help (like me), some without - by deciding they no longer wish to be stupid.

These quitters are a varied lot, ranging up and down the scales of economic, educational and physical development, crossing boundaries of sex, race, creed and geography.

Such examples prove time and again that if someone truly wants to quit something (as I did), no matter how strong their addiction, they can. Otherwise, no one ever would.

-- In closing:

To hinder the natural selective process developed by every form of life on this planet to better itself is folly. Humans, through misplaced compassion and empathy, may think they are being kind, or socially responsible, or obeying some god. But ultimately, it is counterproductive to the entire human race to ignore this simple and proven rule set.

And as long as we rebel against it by coddling those who thrive on these tendencies in their betters, allowing scum to out-consume and out-breed what remains of the motivated, productive members of this species, the problem will only worsen.

Being nice about it, or ignoring the truth of it, won't change anything.

At this point, I doubt anything will.
Buzz Kill wrote:
I see so many negative comments about people on welfare and people working for minimum wage.
I see comments about who is ratting who out, who is a dope addict and who is pregnant again.
We complain about dope dealers, prostitutes, welfare recipients and dead beat fathers...(truncated)

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