Post by Officer Barbrady on Oct 25, 2020 21:46:25 GMT
Oct 25, 2020 21:06:52 GMT @gas365 said:
That’s what I dislike most about the hatred of a big welfare state- it’s so bloody hypocritical because the right wing are the first in line with their hand out when the going gets tough. They just hate that others are in the queue with them.
On other forums I’ve seen posters who have previously slagged off those on benefits now crying in shock about how little you get because they lost their jobs in the pandemic. Some have even been brazen enough to demand that benefits are increased just for the duration of the pandemic- ie for as long as it’s convenient for them then they can go back to hating the very idea of it. A lot of right wingers have been bitten on the ass by the sort of lifestyle people who are stuck on benefits (or those on the NMW topped up by benefits) have been living and they don’t bloody like it when it’s their turn.
You know, I'd love it if after all this is said and done it humbles us all. We have literally been handed a golden opportunity to reflect on the fragile nature of life, money, society, everything. We have, all of us together, rich and poor, been shown what real value looks like when the SHTF. Who really mattered? I'd love to think we would see that and reflect on how f**ked up it was to break the healthcare system, force austerity, exploit the essential workers who deliver our food, get us to work, stack the shelves and fix us up. How we all have to work together. Id love to think we will be humbled, but I know we won't.
- Karl Marx 2020