Response to Philosoraptor (Original post)
Mon Aug 27, 2012, 08:44 AM
DonCoquixote (7,846 posts)
3. If you meant this as sarcasm
I advise you to say so upfront, as today there are actual headlines that sound like jokes Comedy Central would have rejected. If so, would you kindly ignore the rest of this rant?
If you actually MEANT THIS, to all those who DO mean it:
I will only offer that when I became disbaled, the funniest sight I saw were the formerly wealthy. These were people who NEVER thought they would need ANY help. They are the ones who drove in using the expensive cars they earned in better times, who came dressed in Sunday Best, and who always tried to leapfrog ahead of the rest of us, because they were thinking that they should not even have to be in this "part of town." They are the ones who had the Bush stickers on their car, and the church stickers, from the same Church that told them they could do nothing for them, even though the preacher drove a Cadillac!
You looked at their face and saw that their mind could not realize that they were disposed of, that they had become the people they used to hate, and that it was absolutley not because they did anything wrong. They went to school, they worked hard, they saved, but someone got sick, or someone got outsourced, or some sheer mockign bit of fate that disproved the world they knew.
I wanted to be kind, and help, and maybe console them. After all, I was a fellow suburbanite that got smacked around by fate. But then I heard one of the children call me a dirty spic. And then I heard the father snicker. The second that they got better, I knew they would be kicking sand in my face yet again.
A lot of people will be in that office, and what is sad is, the power brokers will not be one penny closer to having enough, even as they piss it away in Shanghai, Dubai, or any of the new harbors set up for these pirates. And the churches will still sing hallelujah.
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