Pick on government, not the poor schnooks
Calling for a police state …
for more law an order …
for drug testing of welfare recipients,
because you are afraid of, an, um,
incipient police and welfare state
has got to be the most ridiculous
thing I have heard of in a long time.
yes, the government must be restrained …
but calling for it to get bigger
in the pursuit of some honesty
that is imaginary
is calling for it to get less restrained.
it is antithetical to being against big government
and to call for more government action.
Cloward and Piven argued that everyone should overwhelm the state
with things do to …
and now you ask the government to do more
against some citizens
as you ask it do less against you.
and then, what difference does that make you
from the other side,
which merely asks, as you do,
for the government to go after those people,
those they don’t like,
or better, since it is more truthful,
those they don’t understand.
If one is for liberty —
then less government intrusion must be sought,
at all times. Not pick and choose.
the issue isn’t examining citizens who get government largesse
the issue is the government largesse. Examine that.
the government has made many people dependent on it
and you don’t like it,
and now, and now you demand that they scrutinize everyone?
your complaint, my complaint,
is not with some poor idiot who is desperate enough
to seek government help —
and go through the bizarre maze of bureaucrats
to get something to survive
our complaint is with the government whose policies
seem to require people to grow desperate and ask for help
like supplicants before the lord of the manor.
and now, I find too often we blame the peasants
for the actions of the dukes, earls, lords and king
who have clearly seized our nation,
but have foregone the ermine.
Stop picking on the poor and the dependent
pick on the government which makes them so.
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