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Glenn Greenwald on the Insularity and Failure…

…of Western elites. Hillary, as a dutiful servant of the 1%, will continue that failure. Trump, as a fascist demagogue, recognizes in that failure an opportunity, not to help the increasing numbers of people suffering from radical income inequality, but a way to direct their rage to his own advantage and enrichment. Lyndon Johnson touched [Read More…]

Welfare Queens, St. James, Trump, Francis, and Recent Polls

These guys need to learn how to work for a living and not go around expecting society to provide for them. I say they be forced to pee in a cup and have it analyzed–preferably on a weekly basis. Then we can talk about some kind of community service they can do at minimum wage [Read More…]

Why it is hard to leave poverty

…is seen in Bianca Perry’s difficult path from poverty to college graduation. In other news, the Republican-led state of Kansas has hit on a fresh method of punishing poor people while enriching banks. And for good measure, this living laboratory of Movement Conservative ideology, already reduced to a smoking ruin by the triumph of the [Read More…]

The War of the Rich Against the Poor in a Single Meme

Here is a Classic Right Wing Strategy for turning the Middle Class against the weak, instead of against those who are actually shafting us. LET US ALL TAKE TWO MINUTES TO HATE THOSE EVIL LOW WAGE BURGER SLAPPERS FOR ROBBING OUR NOBLE TROOPS BY…. hmmmm.  How do they rob our troops anyway? Here’s reality: Low [Read More…]

St. Peter Damien, Komminniss

It should be noted that he who takes from the wealthy rather than from the unfortunate to provide for his brother who are in need, or who supports some pious work, or, more importantly, who relieves the poor in their necessity, should not be counted an avariious man, but as one who justly moves common [Read More…]

Tennessee Senator Denies 280,000 People Health Care

…calls constituent “asshole” for asking him to give up his own health care. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. “The Gospel takes away our right forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor.” – Dorothy Day It does not however, take away our right to distinguish between the poor and lowly whom God [Read More…]

Rich First World Narcissists receive juvenile Ego Accessorization Devices

Fear not! The devices are in mint condition per the purchase and manufacturing agreement. And don’t worry, the Third World Uterine Receptacles have been disposed of. A triumph of the consumer economy! It sure is a good thing that Handmaid’s Tale exploitation of women is only bad with imaginary Christian theocracies do it. Otherwise, somebody [Read More…]

Warren Buffett and Other Rich Predators on the Poor

Billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett controls a mobile-home empire that promises low-income borrowers affordable houses. But all too often, it traps those owners in high-interest loans and rapidly depreciating homes. 4 Hear this, you who trample upon the needy, and bring the poor of the land to an end, 5 saying, “When will the new moon be over, [Read More…]

If you read nothing else today, read Simcha Fisher’s brave piece

…on the day she bought a steak with food stamps. We need to stop talking as though the tiniest pleasures of the poor are acts of theft against our Righteous Selves. It’s miserly and cruel. [Read more…]