Hannah Blog

November 15, 2012

Free Lunch, but no Gold Plates

Filed under: Economy — hannah @ 8:05 am

I suggest that the impulse to segregate arises in the breasts of incompetents, who find it necessary to target some group with aggressive exclusion in order to validate their claim to being obeyed and supported, even though they are incapable of contributing anything of value to society.

What we perhaps need to do is persuade these people that it is not necessary to make a nuisance of themselves or threaten mayhem — that they will be provisioned, regardless, though perhaps not at the level to which they have been accustomed and not with the air of defference they have come to expect. They can have a free lunch, but they can’t choose the menu and they can’t have it served on gold plates.

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