Why should I have to care? Why should I have to help? I have wealth and security and luxury, my bases are covered. I can afford great quality health care. My teeth are perfect. I have money to retire on and live quite well. I have a nice home and some property and damn it, I worked hard for every last bit of it! It's mine! All mine!
Who cares if old people are starving to death in their homes because they can't afford food? It's not my problem, let 'em die. Get 'em out of here, they're not doing any good for anybody anyway, they're just using up resources and not producing anything. Why should I have to pay for their food stamps? If they can't work f*ck 'em, they don't deserve to eat!
If people can't find jobs, why should I have to pay for their unemployment check? If people lose their jobs and lose their homes is it my problem? No. I really don't care. It's their problem, they have to deal with it. The government has no business taking my money from me and giving it to poor, useless, stupid, jobless people. Why should I have to fund their laziness, their drug and alcohol treatments, their stupid kid's lunches? This is government robbery!
Cut all public entitlements! They are freebies for the unproductive class that the productive, responsible class has to pay for, it's a crime! Slash social programs off the budget! Cut the losers loose! People have to fend for themselves and not expect the government to take care of them. If you can't carry your own weight, then too bad. You should just die, nobody needs you. You're a burden to society. You're the criminals and the crack whores that turn our city streets into crime and violence infested ghettos. You're just inferior beings who aren't worth a damn. You want everything for free. Free education. Free housing. Free food. Free doctors. Well I'd like to get everything for free too but I can't! I have to earn everything I have the hard way! Why should you have it any different? If I have to work for everything then so do you! I don't care if you're starving. I don't care if you're homeless. I don't care if you can't find a job. I don't care if they take your home or repossess your car. I don't care! You don't matter to me! You don't matter at all in this world because you aren't worth a damn!
Don't you understand that we make people weak with all of these molly coddling free perks? Food stamps, Medicare, low rent housing, public schools. Subsidized energy bills! Social security! Enough! I am sick of paying for the lazy lifestyles of worthless losers and I want it to stop! Make them get up off their asses and take care of themselves. Make them find a way on their own. It's the Christian thing to do! If people become dependent on the state they can be controlled by the state, don't you see that? It opens the doors to tyranny and dictatorship where people must obey the state in order to get their needs met. The last thing we need is a public option for health care! Why don't you just call up Communism on the phone and have it come over and run the country because that's what government run health care is! It's socialism! It's communism! It's the end of freedom! We can't allow the government to get between patients and their doctors, I'm telling you, it will lead to the end of freedom and democracy and the end of this great country!
Yep. That's what it says on the front door of hell. It's chiseled right into the wood. "Why should I care?"
How shameful that our dear new speaker of the house Mr. Boehner believes in this immoral creed and is making a stand for it. "Once and for all", he seems to be saying, "F*ck the poor! Screw the single mothers working for minimum wages, too bad that their kids go hungry! Screw the old folks! Screw the young folks! Screw the students and screw the handicapped! Screw the jobless and the homeless and the sick! We don't give a damn about their lives! Sure we can afford to help them, but we don't want to!"
This is the richest country in the world but the richest people in the country don't like helping people. They hate helping people. It makes them want to vomit. Helping people is just so wrong! They are kicking and screaming and flailing about as if they're paying taxes like the rest of us.
The wealthiest people have all of the wealth, but they don't want to help anyone. They just want more and more for themselves. Just because they are morally obligated to do as much as they can for people who don't have anywhere near as much as they have and no way to get enough to survive, doesn't mean the rich should have to do the right thing. They haven't so far. They don't have to care. They don't have to give anything back. They can be as selfish and greedy and immoral as they please. If they don't want to do anything for this country then they shouldn't have to.
If they think that poor people and sick people and people in need are worthless then obviously it must be true if the rich are saying so. If they say that poor people's lives have no value then it must be so, must it not? Are the rich not the most perfect people in the world? Are they not above all of us? Isn't it their job to decide whose lives have any value and whose don't? Are not the rich perfectly qualified to make a fair and reasonable determination about the value of other people's lives? After all, all of that money they have makes them smarter than everyone else, doesn't it? No, actually it doesn't. Our dear wealthy elite ain't no better than the rest of us. Thoughts to the contrary belong in the slop bucket of delusional self-importance. How embarrassing for them.
Yet our dear Mr. Boehner wants to stand by the corporate and wealthy elite in solidarity, and to show the whole world what a cold hearted immoral selfish pirate he really is. He is not ashamed of his callous indifference to little old ladies starving to death in their own shabby, unheated homes. He is above all that. He is a lofty and superior being who cannot be bothered with the irrelevant desperate needs of the American people who've lost their homes and their jobs and have nowhere left to go but down. No matter that half the nation can't afford health care, what do such things matter to the corporate and banking elite of our country? Trivialities of no import. Let them eat cake.
Yes, Mr. Boehner will find himself in good company when he gets to hell. He'll have plenty in common with the folks who dwell there. He and his ilk can go on bloviating forever about how unreasonable it is to expect them to feel a sense of moral obligation when they have so much while so many others have nothing at all. It doesn't matter that they have nothing because the congress took it from them and gave it to wealthy corporations and wealthy bankers and wealthy elites, Mr. Boehner and his political class still don't feel bad about it. They see no reason whatsoever to give something back to America, or to help those in need, or to help those who can't play on the same gilded, invitation only, professional playing field they're so comfortable on.
Mr. Boehner thinks it is absolutely moral to tell Americans to sleep in cardboard boxes and try to catch some rats for dinner. He says that not helping is the best help. Gee thanks Mr. Boehner, what a guy. What's that you say? "Let them die" is good for their moral character development? How would you know what is good for moral character development sir? You don't show any sign of moral character.
Not a trace of shame. My, my. What we have here are living, breathing examples of the definition of immorality. I suppose we owe them our thanks for giving our whole country this graphic example of brazen, shameless immorality. Look children, look at the men who do not care about their fellow man. That's them right there. That is what they look like. That is what they say. All of America is now witness to the spectacle of living and willful depraved indifference to humanity and the crass worship of bottomless greed at any expense to the people. This is your political class at their shameful best. It looks like Mr. Boehner's political base and its corporate crusaders for 'free rides for the rich and hand the working class and the poor the bill' couldn't care less about America or her people. As far as Mr. Boehner is concerned let them all die. Who needs them? After all nobody matters but him and his cronies. Only rich people count. Isn't that what we all voted for? I don't think so Mr. Boehner, I think you're in for a big surprise.
Immorality is not about dirty pictures my friends; immorality is about proclaiming your callous indifference to the suffering of others without the slightest trace of shame. Take a good, long look at it. It's ugly, isn't it? You'll never forget that sick feeling in your stomach or that rage beginning to boil inside.
If we were to believe Mr. Boehner's strange idea of Christianity and morality we might believe that the teachings of Jesus Christ included a sermon entitled "Forget the poor, who cares!" But those of us who are a bit more familiar with the actual teachings of Christ will recall no such sermon. There is no such sermon and there is nothing remotely resembling that putrid perspective. Jesus Christ told us to help the helpless and protect the weak. To heal the sick and feed the hungry because we can. We have the resources and they don't. We have the moral obligation to help those who have fallen through the cracks of this toxic, rigged rat race. Not everyone is cut out to make it. Not everyone can make it. If those who benefit and prosper most from this rat race want to make it the only game in town, then they had better see to the needs of those who cannot participate or benefit from it. This is not the private playground of the wealthy. We all have a moral obligation to render aid and assistance to those who cannot help themselves and to not pretend that human lives have no value without a dollar sign next to them.
If you disagree then how do you support your assertion that some human life matters while other human life doesn't? How do you measure this supposed difference in life value? The only measure that you can apply is your own subjective value system, and that is a measure of nothing but your own pompous, self-important arrogance. Money is no determination of the value of human life.
Are we not obligated to rescue everyone in a plane crash and not just the people who can pay to be rescued? How far will you take your monetary valuation of human life? Life is only for those who can afford it? According to who? You? And who are you?
In a traffic accident or an industrial accident, we don't ask burn victims or someone with a broken back if they can pay a hospital bill before we do anything to help them. If they said they couldn't pay a hospital bill would we just leave them in the wreckage and walk away? Is that your picture of a moral society? Is that what you think would be Christian and moral? Would you really want to live in a world like that? Moral people aren't capable of thinking that way. I would suggest that a moral person would find such an attitude to be reprehensible and despicable and they would be incensed by it.
Whether we rescue air crash victims or supplement the unemployed, it is the same principle. The difference is only a matter of degrees. Mr. Boehner thinks it would be better to turn his back and walk away from Americans caught in the crashed up rubble of this economic disaster. What if we applied his logic toward the victims in the OKC bombing or the hundreds of people injured on 9-11 when the towers collapsed? Would we just have left them to die if they didn't have insurance? I am too terrified to ask.
Those in our country who are struggling financially to survive did not create this financial disaster. This entire economic nightmare was willfully created by the wealthy for the wealthy. There is no accident here, this was the goal. The victims of elitist greed have done nothing wrong. The people who blew up our economy are the ones who did wrong. Don't let them get away with it! America's shameful political class is responsible for the hunger and the unemployment and the homelessness and the exorbitant costs of survival in this rich man's world. Those who are prospering the most in this climate of extremes of wealth and poverty are the most obligated to do something about all of the suffering and loss that has resulted from their gambling games and selling off our means of prosperity. To cut off help to those who will not survive is criminal. It is immoral. It is disgusting and inexcusable. You and your class can afford it Mr. Boehner. Open those fat wallets gentlemen, it won't kill you to do the right thing.
You rich folks in politics and corporate royalty, and you wall street criminals better get off your high horses and snap into reality. You have lost your way. You have far more than you could ever need and you'd better start spreading it around because everything is out of balance and the weight of plenty is all on your end of the scale. It is immoral to expect people to starve so that you can increase your levels of luxury and status a few more notches.
Only those who have plenty can help those who have nothing. Where else can the help come from but from those who have it to give? That is why there is an obligation and why there is no excuse to condemn helpless people to die of want and to write off their lives with your disconnected rhetoric befitting of addlepated, spoiled royals. You wealthy captains of industry have enough to spare without giving up a single yacht. How can you possibly pretend to excuse yourselves? Are you no longer human? You might want to check because it doesn't look like it from here.