Sunday, December 25, 2011

Occupy the Safety Net

According to the jesus myth, the character xians refer to as "lord" and "king of kings" in the most aristocrat-worshipping, un-American style, was born, lived and died poor.

So on his supposed birthday, take a minute to consider how our obscenely-wealthy-worshipping society is treating the poor today.

Last week's Nation issue is devoted to America's disappearing social safety net. Each article is more outrageous and inspiring than the last.

Imagine that: a president signing a law that asked for, even paid for, grassroots participation to shape policies and decide priorities. It sounds utopian now—even under a president who once worked as a community organizer—but as OWS has reminded us, sometimes the size of the demand is the measure of a movement.

Read them all.

1 comment:

c u n d gulag said...

Jesus didn't die poor.

He just never cashed in the money from his inheritance because his Dad never died!
And if he had tried to cash in if his Dad ever died back then, the Romans had one hell of an estate ta... uhm, uh, sorry about that - "DEATH" tax!

So, Jesus is waiting.

Of course, with the real estate market going all to Hell recently, and all of the payments going out to the victims of the child molesters, he may have waited too long...

That having been said:
Happy Christmas, Merry Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, and Festive Festivus, to one and all!!!