Wednesday, August 09, 2006
FBs Need to Grow Up
It would be immoral and a hindrance to their development as responsible citizens to intercede and shelter them from facing the full consequences of their actions.
The problem with compassion in this case is that it isn’t compassion. I have an infinite supply of compassion. Anyone with a modicum of humanity can manufacture more at any time. No, what people are trying to pass off as compassion is actually spreading pain to those of us who don’t deserve it. Money handed to stupid people or even people with money problems is no more compassionate than give heroin to addicts. Worse, all the offers of compassion to date have been in the form of people offering these FBs my money. It is my money and calling its forcible confiscation “compassion” doesn’t make it compassionate. Look into my children’s eyes. Tell them we cannot visit grandma this year. Tell them they cannot afford the “free” California College education they earned despite being accepted. There, tell them about compassion and needing that money to resuce somebody who paid 4 times as much for a house as they could afford thus pricing these children out of their childhood communities when they grow up.
Go ahead, be compassionate. Just don’t call anything less than the necessity that they face the consequences compassionate.