I’ve read a number of opinion pieces and comments slamming the
relief efforts underway for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti and
I have to respectfully disagree with their viewpoints.
The basis of their argument is that there are enough needs here in
America…why should we help some foreign country? Why should we divert
funds, rations, and supplies to a small nation in the midst of their
tragedy when we have daily tragedy happening right here at home?
Well, and I would almost be okay with this argument if the people making it weren’t the same smug assfucks who when asked to read a newspaper story about an American homeless drug addict call up the newspaper and bitch that any attention to the poor and downtrodden simply glorifies their state and what we should do is shame them harder and yell at them to get jobs while we kick back in our recliners and eat Wheat Thins and spray cheese.
Jesus tits. I cannot stand the argument that we shouldn’t participate any foreign aid efforts because we have problems here at home, becausewe never do then turn around and solve the problems here at home, do we? We never do send theUSS Carl Vinson to Detroit. We never do airlift food and water to Englewood. We never do organize the entire country to raise funds for South Central LA. No, we fucking hostGANGLAND TOURS so people can gawk and go home. We bitch all day long that some people in New Orleans have big screen TVs so therefore nobody deserved help after Katrina. And we can always find a cousin of a friend of a cousin’s friend to tell a story about giving a guy five bucks to buy food and watching that guy go buy a 40 of malt liquor, so really, what’s the point of doing anything?
It’s just a fucking dodge, just one more way to get out of your responsibilities as a human being, just one more way to say, I’m right to be a selfish cockhole who doesn’t give a damn about anything. And I for one have fucking had it. Don’t come around and say we have problems here at home. We fucking KNOW we have problems here at home. Americans have been trying to solve them for decades while those of you who don’t want to hear about anybody’s misfortune but your own mouth about welfare cheats and the inevitability of any charity effort to get taken for a ride. If you’re gonna say the attention and money needs to be directed here at home, then DIRECT IT HERE AT HOME. Quit fighting efforts to give everybody health care and screaming about death panels. Quit demandng lower taxes that won’t pay for the cops you need to patrol your streets, for the community policing programs that actually work but are the first things to get chopped when the state cuts off funding. Quit thwarting every attempt to feed the hungry with lists of forms for the hungry to fill out to PROVE that their stomachs are growling.
But no. That would be hard. Easier to watch CNN intently for reasons not to give a fuck. So here we go already, with thecomments about looting:
When you try to help someone, all you get is criticism. I say, pull out
US and let them fend for themselves. No good deed ever goes unpunished.
Just ship them tons of birth control.
Yes. Because you know how they like to fuck in those Third World countries. Breeding like rabbits, that’s their problem. Let them fend for themselves. Good God.