+Mashell Jolley Anderson
When Romney takes the retirement money the middle class worker has earned pver the years, yes I call that stepping on people. When he enriches himself while using his position of power to bully workers out of their retirement, that is stepping on people.As far as your driving a camery that was your choice. And I don't see what that has to do with this conversation. I've seen lots of white people on welfare driving Benzes and Caddys and BMW/ so what of it? I seen a white woman in a mink coat buy groceries pull out food stamps and lave the lot in a mercedes Benz, It was in a waldbaums in Queens NY. half of the people a the check out had their jaws on the ground as was mine.
Infact if you look at statistics, Mashell, there are more whites on welfare than there are African Americans and more than Hispanic or Latino, respectively. Most people when they make statements like that are trying to equate welfare with African Americans.or other minorities. it is a racist rant and deplorable. it comes from a small dark space in a persons heart that they often do not realize is there.
you want people to celebrate your successes, then try to help them be successful. it's easy to complain and point fingers but it takes a person with real heart to go do something positive about it. To stop cursing the darkness and light a candle so both of you can see.
let me ask you a question that points this out the motivation behind such statements. How do you determine the people you see driving a Cadillac along the road are on welfare? What is it about them that makes you say, they are on welfare" is it the way they drive? is it the color of the car? is it the smell of the exhaust? is the car borrowed or owned by the driver? or is it the color of their skin? you need to check your attitude Do you know Mashell, welfare was originally created to help poor whites in the appalachian mountain region? but is that a true statement? do you understand what I am trying to point out? so many people hear that statement but do not know if that is true, but they repeat it, not knowing just how true or untrue the statement is. How could any of us possibly see a car going down the road and accurately determine if that person is on or is not on welfare.?it's this type of thinking that divides us and give people a feeling of authority to look down our noses at others, and even leads to the type of thinking that make men grab young girls and little boys of the streets and traffic them for slave labor or sex trade. they, in their minds, devalue others so we stigmatize welfare and dehumanize the people who come to be on welfare.
In our minds, these thoughts allow us to legitimizes our disdain, never realizing that something can happen in any of our lives that can lead us to be there also. Sometime events come to humble us so we learn not to see that everyone who is on welfare is there because they want to be. it is unfair to think that a woman with five kids is on welfare because "They are just too lazy to work", not knowing that her husband left her for another woman. She needs to feed her kids and keep a roof over their head until she can get back on her feet. Do we demonize her or do we help her and her children? Do we let then starve and die in the streets or do we show the same compassion we'd like to be shown to us if we fell into her circumstances?
Why do we paint them with such a broad brush? Is it because it quiets our conscience and makes us feel better about ourselves, to maybe think that we are superior to them? Or is the thought of finding ourselves on welfare so untenable we hide from the fact that they had to be lazy, because if she were a hard worker like us and she ended up on it, there is a possibility that I may end up in her spot next week, next month, next year/! "In the last days the love of many shall wax cold" have you ever heard that statement before? It's over a thousand year old. We have so much hatred and division in the world because mens hearts have become hard and love has waxed cold.
Mashell I hope that you are well and your family is well and that you will give some serious thought about what I've said. We as a nation need to change our attitude before we turn on each other and destroy ourselves. God never gave man dominion over man, to take advantage of him or to step on them for personal gain. we would not like people stepping on us, then we should not step on other people, physically or verbally. Have great weekend!
Machell you have absolutely nothing I want, When I was a kid and I wanted something I built a shoe shine box and shines shoes, I got a job bagging groceries for tips, i delivered groceries to make money in the summer, I've had a job all my life and looked at starting a business. I am proud of you for earning your way, but never assume I want anything from you. that is insulting and demeaning, but I personally take no offense. my household income is nearly 100K I need nothing you have. My wife and I earn our money helping people have benefits in their lives, not taking their hard earn money and leaving them in the dust as Romney has done What if someone took all your retirement money and did not look back?.
Why do you think people who support Obama just want something for free? That's what Romney said after being booed out of the NAACP meeting, he was condescending and offensive. to come into a meeting like that with political, educational and governmental and business leaders and speak to them like they are children, is insulting, and insinuate that they just wanted some free stuff, how simple minded of him to think like that. Some of the people in that room were millionaires, authors, doctor, accountants and lawyers, insurance agents, real estate brokers and financial experts. he had no idea the caliber of people he was speaking to with. he just assumed they were all welfare cases like so many people have been led to believe.
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I see next week being an awesome week and we will move forward.