It Pays To Be A Party Member (For Now)


From here,

Toobin mocked the idea of “white men” fearing they can be falsely accused

“Every night, I cry myself to sleep over the fate of white men in America,” Toobin stated. “White men have no power, white men — I mean, it’s such garbage.”

In his case, he is a member of the privileged party; knowing the correct people, having the correct views.  Probably, he believes that he is mostly immune from #MeToo issues, though fellow liberals like Weinstein, Lauer, Mooves, Rose, Kieller, Franken etc. were not.  Surely he is immune if he never actually harasses a woman.

For the garden variety white fella, the situation is rather different.  If you are a white man, you are considered to be legally the lowest of the low.  In any dispute with a member of a designated victim group, you are at a disadvantage.  Add to this the ease with which a false accusation can be made, then life becomes perilous.  Note that an accusation is enough in this day and age, evidence (or even a plausible story) is not required.

So yes Mr. Toobin, normal white men are concerned with being falsely accused.  Probably you should be also.

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88 comments on “It Pays To Be A Party Member (For Now)
  1. Fnu Mnu Lnu says:

    “ Surely he is immune if he never actually harasses a woman. “

    #fakenews

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    Revolutionaries always eat their own eventually

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  3. Farm Boy says:

    Who would be the liberal’s Stalin wannabe?

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  4. BuenaVista says:

    While married, Toobin impregnated a woman (daughter of a prominent pundit in Toobin’s circle) and unsuccessfully pressed her to abort. She refused and he said she was on her own. She took him to court. At least the child survived.

    So Toobin’s comments are ironic, since he was *correctly* accused, and was all in on killing his own child to spare his superficial embarrassment.

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  5. BuenaVista says:

    FB, I think Hillary is the Stalin stand-in. She’s the only one who appears capable of killing innumerable people to further her ideological ambitions. The rest of them are all very old and very soft, imo.

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  6. earl says:

    The left, who have no moral compass at all, only regard what skin suit you own. Not the fact that false witness of such serious charges ruins someone’s life.

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  7. Farm Boy says:

    Taylor Swift speaks out on politics for the first time; endorses Democrat Phil Bredesen for Senate

    https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2018/10/07/taylor-swift-bredesen-blackburn-senate-vote/1562054002/

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  8. Fnu Mnu Lnu says:

    Why do these celbs think we care about their opinion.

    Sing some more songs about men you hate…

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  9. Farm Boy says:

    STEM education practices — such as the traditional way of teaching math — produce “patriarchy, heteronormativity, white supremacy, Eurocentrism, (neo-)colonialism, able-ism, classism, labor inequity, anthropocentrism, and/or others,” the professors claim.

    In the recent essay, the Canadian professors go on to vaguely argue that STEM teaching is an “important site in which the movements of power occur, differentially (re)producing articulations of dominance.”

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/canadian-profs-claim-stem-promotes-eurocentrism-and-white-supremacy/

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  10. Farm Boy says:

    Whoopi Goldberg admitted Wednesday on the ABC show “The View” to possibly making inappropriate sexual comments years earlier to a then-underage Neil Patrick Harris

    https://www.lifezette.com/2018/10/neil-patrick-harris-says-whoopi-goldberg-said-this-to-him-about-sex-when-he-was-15-years-old/

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  11. Liz says:

    “Whoopi Goldberg admitted Wednesday on the ABC show “The View” to possibly making inappropriate sexual comments years earlier to a then-underage Neil Patrick Harris”

    Lock her up!!!

    side note: what about all those gross old cougars on "Team Jacob" from Twilight?
    Lock 'em up!!! That wasn't even 35 years ago!

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  12. Liz says:

    Spazing with the italics key this morning….

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  13. Liz says:

    Sometimes I practice Italics for fun.
    Like, when I end my questions with, “No?” and use my hands a lot…

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  14. Liz says:

    Or, make up wild stories and lie boldly for no real reason….

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  15. Fnu Mnu Lnu says:

    @liz. Is this series before or after coffee? Asking for a friend… lol

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  16. Liz says:

    Before, during, AND after coffee, FML….
    😆

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    Now? Any man who offers to help/apprentice any woman he doesn’t know extremely well/trust absolutely is a quixotic fool. Particularly if that involves any kind of in-person mentoring.

    In fields like STEM where women are fewer, this will result in beginning, “apprentice” trainees being ignored and isolated. It will result in men being afraid to work for female supervisors when it involves any sort of even vaguely possible time alone.

    The fruits of the #metoo tree are strictly segregated work places, in which men for their own protection can’t afford to help and mentor women.

    Is this what was intended? I don’t know. The left always talks a good game, which results in a lot of shabies thinking they “care” and therefore giving them the moral high ground. But the fruits are usually the same.

    Help the poor? Generational welfare and broken families. Universal education? mal-education and illiterate graduates. Universal health? dead babies.

    https://accordingtohoyt.com/2018/10/11/knowing-them-by-their-fruits/

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  18. Farm Boy says:

    Does she have to spell it out for you, America? Hillary Clinton wants you to beg her to run for president in 2020. On behalf of America, I am answering. Hillary Rodham Clinton, I beg you: Please run again.

    Hillary Clinton is precisely the candidate the Democratic party needs. And the Democratic party she represents is exactly the one the country needs: foolhardy, inept, dismissive of reality, blind to appearances, deaf to lessons, alien to the heartland, and contemptuous of the voters. The longer Hillary Clinton remains the Democrats’ idea of a standard-bearer, the better off the country will be. She should run in 2020. And in 2024. And forever.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/run-hillary-run/

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  19. Farm Boy says:

    Amazon Reportedly Killed an AI Recruitment System Because It Couldn’t Stop the Tool from Discriminating Against Women

    http://fortune.com/2018/10/10/amazon-ai-recruitment-bias-women-sexist/

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  20. Farm Boy says:

    Speaking of “eating their own”

    Women’s March Co-Chair Tells White Women: ‘Get Comfortable With Discomfort’

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/37052/womens-march-co-chair-tells-white-women-get-hank-berrien

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  21. Fnu Mnu Lnu says:

    Good. Let them have exactly what they are promoting.

    Like most leftist ideas, it won’t end up the way they think it will.

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  22. Farm Boy says:

    Yet it wasn’t until I witnessed the Me Too movement snowball into an all-out, anti-male witch hunt that I realized good men were in real trouble. Astonishingly, after having been an advocate for women my entire adult life, I quickly learned I was still considered the “enemy,” simply for being a man.

    Never in my wildest dreams (or nightmares) did I imagine that someday the opposite sex would view me as a threat. But it’s true, and “their” message is loud and clear: Even if you’ve been a staunch supporter of women’s rights for years, taught thousands of women and girls (many of whom were survivors of sexual assault) how to defend themselves from a violent attacker, and authored a book on the subject, you are not to be trusted solely because of your sex.

    http://thefederalist.com/2018/10/12/kavanaugh-smear-war-broke-decades-long-support-feminism/

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  23. Farm Boy says:

    He pushed the woman, who has insufficient swimming skills, into the water off a concrete bathing pier, and then carried out the rape in the water, according to the judgment.

    When she tried to call for help, he pulled her hair and pulled her under the surface on several occasions. He also bit the woman, who was crying and terrified of drowning, when she begged him to stop.

    Afterwards he told her she could not speak to anyone, that she would stay silent and that he could do what he wanted to her because he had recently become a Swedish citizen.

    https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/10/migrant-celebrates-swedish-citizenship-by-raping-woman-and-tells-her-now-i-can-do-what-i-want/

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  24. Farm Boy says:

    Now a father and son playing ball in the park and having fun is “grotesque” according to the sad sack of a husband who married the boy-hating author who is likely to believe her own sons are guilty once they reach manhood. I have no respect for mothers who put politics before their sons, and don’t get me started on the dipshit dad in this story. The author would never give in so completely and believe that little girls could grow up to lie or cheat. She says in the article that it is rare that a girl lies about sexual assault. Bullshit.

    https://pjmedia.com/drhelen/when-bad-magazines-become-worse/

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  25. BuenaVista says:

    When your spirits lift when someone suggests you go fly somewhere in a Cessna Skylane, which is like someone saying, Hey let’s go out for breakfast in my Pontiac Aztec! Instead of sighing, you read the call sign:

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  26. honeycomb says:

    OH-WTF indeed .. it needs a big swush of blueband red strips down the side .. heh

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  27. honeycomb says:

    “blue and red strips”

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  28. Farm Boy says:

    On Friday, The Washington Post ran what could easily rank as the single looniest op-d they’ve ever run: a piece from Victoria Bissell Brown, retired history professor at Grinnell College, arguing that men are incapable of being good, even if they oppose sexism. Men are, by nature, vile and terrible, and can’t fix anything by listening to women – instead, they must change from within. Sadly, though, they’re not capable of such change, which begs the question: what the hell are men supposed to do, aside from die?

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/37066/may-be-looniest-anti-male-op-ed-ever-written-and-ben-shapiro

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  29. Farm Boy says:

    Her lawyer, Jason Nassour, had previously claimed Fowlkes looked so cheerful in her mugshot because she was innocent.

    “This isn’t a guilty person sitting there like they just got caught,” he told NBC DFW at the time. “When everything’s fleshed out, it won’t be as it appears.”

    Fowlkes, who taught anatomy and physiology at Lockhart High School, was accused of engaging in “sexual content with the intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire” of the student in March 2017, according to reports at the time.

    Detectives launched the investigation after getting a tip from a school administrator. The probe led them to the boy, who had been in touch with Fowlkes, cops said.

    https://nypost.com/2018/10/12/teacher-who-smiled-for-mugshot-pleads-guilty-to-sex-with-student/

    [Very punny the above was]

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  30. Farm Boy says:

    I yelled at my husband last night. Not pick-up-your-socks yell. Not how-could-you-ignore-that-red-light yell. This was real yelling. This was 30 minutes of from-the-gut yelling. Triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment. Really small. A micro-wave that triggered a hurricane. I blew. Hard and fast. And it terrified me. I’m still terrified by what I felt and what I said. I am almost 70 years old. I am a grandmother. Yet in that roiling moment, screaming at my husband as if he represented every clueless male on the planet (and I every angry woman of 2018), I announced that I hate all men and wish all men were dead. If one of my grandchildren yelled something that ridiculous, I’d have to stifle a laugh.

    https://hotair.com/archives/2018/10/12/washington-post-perspectives-hate-men-wish-men-dead/

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  31. mgtowhorseman says:

    Really good article.

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-todays-forgiveness-culture-is-for-suckers/

    “I’m with the big brother, who must have realized from where his little brother got the stupid gene. Forgiveness is for suckers. It is telling that the parable has no Chapter 2. It ends with big brother being told off for not being sufficiently joyous at little brother’s return, for not understanding that forgivers always pay the tab. If only the Bible told us what that family looked like five years later, after the prodigal son bet the whole harvest on a donkey race.”

    “Maybe the real message of the Prodigal Son story is that the pride of the show-off forgiver will always be served first.”

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  32. mgtowhorseman says:

    Fml

    They willl send a Hungarian rescue helicopter with the registration alpha, hotel, alpha.

    (HA-H-aha)

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  33. Fnu Mnu Lnu says:

    She should have been the nominee to begin with.

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  34. Liz says:

    “Detectives launched the investigation after getting a tip from a school administrator. The probe led them to the boy, who had been in touch with Fowlkes, cops said.”

    Hope they don’t white wash this story.

    In other molestation news, an “unwell” woman accused a nine year old boy of sexual assault.
    Thankfully, video evidence exonerated him.
    So many unwell types out there….
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/corner-store-caroline-woman-calls-police-9-year-old-boy-sexual-assault-182833690.html

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  35. Liz says:

    “A micro-wave that triggered a hurricane. I blew. Hard and fast. And it terrified me. I’m still terrified by what I felt and what I said.”

    This almost sounds like a completely different type of story.

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  36. Liz says:

    On the bright side, since she is 70 (and therefore completely useless for that other type of story) she might frenzy herself into an aneurysm.

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  37. mgtowhorseman says:

    Brilliant explanation for all this.
    TFM is just reading someone elses work so great even if you dont like him.

    Link to the original article.

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  38. Liz says:

    LOL Yoda brings on the morning awesomeness.
    Thanks, I needed that. 😆

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  39. Liz says:

    White wash up there was a pun…
    Just trying to pat myself on the back here (not easy with these paws).

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  40. Liz says:

    Think Snoopy was my favorite (though these are all great).
    I can relate. Last time I tried to pass one of those “bot screens” I had to make several attempts.
    “Is this thing that’s over two blocks away a scooter or bicycle?”
    “Sorry, you can’t enlarge the image!”
    Oops….guess it was a scooter…try again! No robot could possibly pass this!
    Good Grief!!!

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  41. RichardP says:

    @horseman, re. his forgiveness article – this seems to be the entire point of the article:

    During the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, those who chose not to believe or to discount the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford often repeated that the assault she described happened three decades prior to her testimony. This became a mantra, that her claims were 30 years old. The subtext of that mantra was not only that time made her testimony less reliable, but that Prof. Blasey Ford, a woman of achievement and substance, ought by now to have “gotten over” whatever happened to her.

    In other words, she should have forgiven and forgotten. This is a perfect example of the toxicity of forgiveness culture – all of the burden to heal the wound falls on the victim. Forgiveness thus plays out like a cruel cage built to keep the meek and mild in their place.

    The entire point is built to misdirect attention to the notion that Dr. Ford’s accusation was in fact a legitimate accusation, that she was in fact a victim of Kavenaugh’s unwanted attention. That is what we are to consider. Not the fact that there is no evidence to back up Dr. Ford’s claim.

    There is a distinction between not holding something against somebody and forgiveness. Folks tend to confuse the two. They are not the same. A lot of what is described as “forgiveness” is simply not holding something against someone. A quick example is the guy who flew into a rage at the coffee shop because someone bumped him from behind and made him spill hot coffee on himself. Turning, he sees that the guy who bumped him is blind. Attitude change is immediate: coffee guy didn’t hold the bumping against the blind guy in the way he would have if the blind guy was sighted.

    Luke 17:3 sets the standard for forgiveness: If someone does you wrong, rebuke them. If they repent, [then, and only then] forgive them.

    This standard is useful on two fronts:

    – I may have offended you unintentionally. If I don’t know that it happend, how can I know to tell you that it was not intentional, it was not personal? If you bring it to my attention, I then have opportunity to explain. Plus, when you confront me sooner rather than later, evidence that I actually did the thing you accuse me of should still be available to prove your point and jog my memory as to what you are talking about.

    repent means turn and go the opposite direction. Stop what you are doing and do something different. In the Luke 17:3 example, forgiveness is dependent upon repentance. So dad can forgive son for running away from home, because he did stop that and return home. But how can dad forgive son for spending his inheritance? It is all spent? In that regard, there is nothing for son to stop doing – which is what repentence means. There is nothing son can stop doing, repent of, regarding his inheritance – so how is “forgiveness” from the father even an issue in that regard, re. the Luke 17:3 standard? In the case of the spent inheritance, not holding it against his son would be what is happening there, not forgiveness.

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  42. honeycomb says:

    I have power now ..

    5 miles east of me .. 5 more weeks, minimum, without power.

    Back to your regualarly programmed postings 👍

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  43. Ame says:

    wow. been wondering how you’re doing. thanks for letting us know.

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  44. mgtowhorseman says:

    Richard.

    Sort of. In Toaism our central theme is causality. What you do creates the possible futures you may experience. Therefore any pain in life is at least partially caused by your prior choices. There is rarely need to forgive as the penalty of one who has wronged you was caused by themselves so it is not for you to forgive them.

    Therefore forgiveness is not one of the three gifts; compassion, frugality, humility.

    The closest is compassion but not in the western sense of “being nice.” More in seeking to understand why one is the way they are and acting accordingly.

    Ford did this to herself so the outcome is hers to bear. The blowback of metoo is for the womenz to bear.

    The western idea of the prodigal son is opposite to a toaist. Instead the son is werlcomed back as he is still family. But his nature is known. To be compassionate he would be sheltered and put to work he is capable of. His past not spoken of but to blindly trust him, no. The elder son would still be honoured for his steadfast character.

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  45. mgtowhorseman says:

    Also we have no “saviour”, no martyr. We find that a unusual concept.
    Christians, jews, muslims all have a saviour who is coming to take care of everyone.

    Someone to lift you from the life you yourself caused, someone to forgive you. So even if judgement day is not in your lifetime, at the back of your mind is this ” other” to save you.

    Toaists have none. You yourself are all. A piece of the Toa but moving alone on your path.
    No one to save you, no one to help you, no one to guide you.
    Except everyone and everything in Creation.

    When you sidestep an anthill, were you saving ant 345,654,234? No. You were living your life. But as such you affect Creation around you, as Creation manifests the choices available from which you create your causality.

    P.s. I am a 6-1, 195 very very white boy.

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  46. mgtowhorseman says:

    Forgiveness and repentence are intertwined in compassion as we use it.

    If i understand you, have empathy for you I “forgive” those things you do but do not sheild you from the consequence. False accuse me, I defend myself and the shame of the truth you bear. Attack me and I defend myself, your wounds are caused by your aggression.

    Same as repentence. You may feel bad and swear never to do it again. In compassion, I do not hold you to this. I know your nature. You are repenting to a standard that is simply beyond you.
    “I will never drink again.” So I do not serve you wine to tempt you but am also ready for when you later become drunk.

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  47. mgtowhorseman says:

    The article really was about this “forgiveness” culture, this tolerence, this diversity bullshit has gone to far. We are coddling, protecting from the consequence of action. We are stifling their growth and not allowing one to move appropriately.

    Change only happens when the pain of the consequence is greater than the pleasure of the action.

    It is how the Tao moves you back towards your path.

    Imagine a hall with flexible walls of rubber that deflects many feet. As you move off the hall the rubber resists, softly at first but more and more until you can move off no further. Some stop. Other push hard and walk as far off the path as possible, others capitulate and move back to the path where thereis no resistence.

    This is causality. Moving where your choices have good outcomes.

    But society is removing the outcomes, the walls. So now people are walking aimlessly in a huge room instead of walking towards a rich life.

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  48. mgtowhorseman says:

    Although a Toaist is often portrayed as a pacifist, the philosophy encourages decisive, thought out action. But only for that which is best for that person.

    It is your life to live so I will not live it for you and I am discouraged from saving you from yourself.

    Basically not my circus, not my monkey and pass the popcorn are baked in.

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  49. RichardP says:

    @horseman said: The article really was about this “forgiveness” culture …

    Yes. The emphasis was mainly on the “Christian” forgiveness culture. As described in the article, that forgiveness routine being criticized is not really based on what the Bible says. “Christians” may be guilty of practicing the forgivness routines that the article criticizes. But those routines are not what the Bible prescribes. That is why I laid it out briefly in my post – for a comparison against what the article describes.

    @horseman said: I am discouraged from saving you from yourself. …

    But people poor in spirit, health, finances, etc. are expensive. They don’t have what they need in order to sustain their own life, much less thrive. So they tend to revolt and burn down the palace when hungry. I’ve written on this recently either here or at Bloom’s, so I’ll not repeat myself. Other than to say, if we aren’t going to just shoot the poor people, we must accomodate them or they will act out. You may not wish to save them from themselves, but you will certainly need to save you and yours from their acting out. They will force you to act, and they always have throughout history. You must either get rid of them or accomodate them in some way (food stamps; medicaid; etc.). No matter which way you choose, you are in essense saving them from themselves.

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  50. mgtowhorseman says:

    I do not mean take advantage of. Humility is one of the three gifts. To not put yourself above others.

    What is meant is you make decisions, it is your life to lead. It is not my place, duty or obligation to save you from the consequences. Nor is it my place, duty, or right to take from you the spoils of your successes.

    My life is mine to live. We are intertwined, each affecting, responding to, taking from, giving to the other.

    But each is his own.

    I take care of mine, children, parents, spouse. My siblings are adults. None are handicapped. So it is their way to make in this world.

    Most of the “assisted” today do not have to be. The sick, retarded, infirm, old absolutely.
    But many are able to work or learn. You dont want to be a framer. Learn. Become the carpenter then the foreman. It does not take genius, no more than the aversge man.

    If the social state collapses, which it will, families will have to protect their own. As it should be. People follow incentives and avoid pain. Imagine if there was no credit or hard to get like the 1970s. Work a year. Study a year. Work another year. Buy a tiny house on what you make. Buy one used car to share. One landline. Wear clothes til they wore out.

    Life is too easy today. It reinforce the Need for charity.

    Toaists have compassion. I will not take from you. But to be compassionate I do For you. I will give you a job or a place to sleep or a meal but not charity.

    We have humility. To be humble hefore others, to rise up others. All are to spread their knowledge freely to all who would learn.

    But too often charity begets dependence.

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  51. mgtowhorseman says:

    You come to me for a loan. I think you are of good character so I give it to you.

    You then buy something or study something. It does not work out for you.

    Now I am to release you from your debt? Why.
    Worse still, you say it should be a right? That you should be given another loan for another thing because it wasn’t your fault?

    You have proven yourself a welcher. If you are not you have rightious anger. That shows me you honour the debt but are unable. So I give you compassion not charity.

    Instead I will offer you a job. After your normal day work 2 hours a night to pay your debt. I do not need money, only to know you are of good character. That way i show compassion for you without the need for charity. You retain your dignity in hard times. The extra work curbs your desire for future debt. The honourable work cleans your soul.

    Charity is the cry of the student loans, the bankrupt, the credit card junkie.
    It is quickly down the slope to “each according to his gifts, each according to their needs.”
    And the need always outweighs the gifts.

    I have great respect for Jesus, Abraham, Budda, Mohammed. They teach the same Creation to their own flocks.

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  52. mgtowhorseman says:

    “You may not wish to save them from themselves, but you will certainly need to save you and yours from their acting out.”

    Agreed. If anything the dependent state cannot survive. It consumes more each year. A trillion dollar deficit this year? It cannot survive. And when there is no more free money to give?

    It will be bad.

    Me and mine are ready.

    If anything Toaist are pragmatic. We see the causality of everything and are less blinded by wanting versus seeing. We expect no saving, no easy path, so we do not see it when it is not there. We see what is and then adapt to it.

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  53. RichardP says:

    We see what is

    No.

    All anyone can see is what they perceive.

    And we do not all perceive the same thing.

    The bane of life. Makes useful communication almost impossible.

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