Posted 5 years ago on Feb. 2, 2013, 8:57 p.m. EST by OTP
from Tampa, FL
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So back in the day, it was bread lines. You had to wait in a line to get some food, probably something that wasnt that great (honestly was probably healthier than most crap at Walmart these days)..
That had to irritate the shit out of the people. Make em mad. And make em ACTIVE (active=activism=activate=action).
So what would the deal be right now, if all the people on foodstamps were forced to wait in lines to get their food. Were forced to take what was given to em.
And what would their level of anger be if they didnt have a nice card that looked like a credit card, that looked just like what everyone else had, and they can buy what everyone else has?
Some say that analogy is cruel. "You are going to embarrass the poor? What an asshole!" or "They dont deserve to be treated like that"...
And I understand that reaction. And I agree. No one deserves to have to beg for food. But that level of discomfort can be healthy. It can lead to things. FDR had to deal with a very angry public, and guess what... Shit Happened. Shit got done.
And this is where it gets interesting. Have they really gotten wild with handing out the foodstamps the last 12 years because they care? (keep in mind these people are killing the very same kids and families overseas ) Or are they simply trying to keep everyone calm as the country turns into a polluted corporate knock off of Idiocracy?
And what would happen if the foodstamp program was all but eliminated, and all that money went back into the churches, the soup kitchens and the charities? Would people tolerate it? Would they be complacent sitting on the sidelines for the most part?
Or would the masses reach an activation level that led to the changes we saw the last time an economic situation of this magnitude happened, the FDR era?