Writing From The Left

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    Writing in a rather exclusive high-tone publication, Ms. Jones captures ["Society's Cancers"] memes, and pitches from the Left. Her Christmas column finds naught but coal in America's stocking.

    1. "...a time to gather family and friends into our homes and be thankful as we eat, drink and celebrate. But there are cancers growing in our society, and like any aggressive cancer, they are metastasizing as they grow—wiping out health, hope and happiness along the way.

    2. Hunger has always been an issue in America. Emergency food programs and services are not new. Soup kitchens are one of the enduring images from the Great Depression in the 20th Century....Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). School lunch programs are known to provide the best nutrition that many low and moderate income (“LMI”) children receive at any point during the day.

    3. The problems the elderly face in efforts to stave off hunger...a 21% increase in unduplicated annual clients on Long Island...283,700 of our neighbors are receiving food assistance.

    4. Yes, the cancer of hunger has existed in America since its founding.

    5. The cancer that started with the foreclosure crisis has grown into the aggressive cancer that we see in rising rates of homelessness....Americans struggle to keep shelter...Long Island Cares report that 49% of clients surveyed reported they had to choose between buying food or paying their rent or mortgage.

    6. Joblessness is showing itself to be a dangerous cancer...have driven many Long Islanders out of the middle class and into poverty. 63% of Long Islanders served by Island Harvest and Long Island Cares had “annual incomes that fell below the federal poverty level or less than $17,163 per year for a household of three.”

    7. The cancers of racism, classism and reduced access to quality educational opportunity are also growing, virtually unchecked, ...

    8. The accusations of laziness or “welfare mentality” leveled at those struggling with many, if not all of society’s cancers, are disrespectful and insensitive.

    9. As Americans, we still value and encourage independence and personal responsibility. When did caring about our neighbors with compassion and generosity, which lacks judgment and negativity, stop being an American value?

    10. One of the key treatments for the cancers that afflict us is the recognition that few members of the middle class can guarantee that any of these fates couldn’t befall us."
    Society’s Cancers | Long Island Pulse Magazine - Covering Long Island's lifestyles, arts, fashion, business, nightlife and entertainment


    Wow.
    How does one make it through the day?
     
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    The Left/Progressives love to point fingers and blame everyone except themselves.

    They find it easy to endlessly point out problems.

    But they never seem to offer any rational or coherent solutions to the problems. :doubt:
     
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    good grief...


    in other words, HOW DARE us Americans celebrate when we should all be as unhappy as the writer of that article is..
     
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    And here's hoping Ms. Jones had a very Merry Christmas. Not a happy friggin' holiday...not a damn happy Winter Solstice, or mother f-ing Happy Kwanzaa. Nope. In honor of the birth of the sweet baby Jesus, I hope the idiot had a very very Merry Christmas.
     
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    Kind of silly, since most of the poor are actually overweight. They are getting enough food, just not enough physical activity.

    But mention "hunger" around Christmas, and that's a great way to invoke images of Dickensian sadness and guilt in people.

    You know, come to think of it, Catholic and Jewish folks are more inclined to be Democrats, and both religions are kind of heavy on the guilt thing. Hmmmm....
     
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    Well, that's a good thing. After all they never know when they'll be in their next shoving match over the latest Michael Jordan sneakers, and the extra bulk can be a decided advantage over their smaller adversaries. And with their peers' eyes trained on their flashy new shoes their obesity will likely go unnoticed.
     
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    The evils of of society so that they can be made more GOD like and perfect in the minds of the sheep-el who follow the lefts logic. They say it is the imperfect-able righteous rights fault that bad things happen to good people. We are the reason for gloom in this and every holiday season- if only we would give up our liberty's and let the government save our brothers. Damn us all for our free will and accountability based politic. Oh we who have little faith in the perfect man (democrat) and his benevolence through use of the Treasury.
     
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    This should be in another forum as the reason for the thread is not about writing but about PC's monster under her bed syndrome.

    There is a curious disconnect when a person brings up the failures of capitalism and its results, something the golden rule teaches, and is criticized for doing so. The author is free in our nation to see the underbelly of the beast and she has every right to do so. To hide failure is the means totalitarian societies use to maintain power, and it is what the right wing conservatives do when they put on blinders to the real world.

    "Great inequality is the scourge of modern societies. We provide the evidence on each of eleven different health and social problems: physical health, mental health, drug abuse, education, imprisonment, obesity, social mobility, trust and community life, violence, teenage births, and child well-being. For all eleven of these health and social problems, outcomes are very substantially worse in more unequal societies." Richard Wilkinson/Kate Pickett The Evidence in Detail | The Equality Trust


    This does not belong in writing.
     
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    What we are talking about is that the writer believes the issues can by solved through political systems and a higher level of awareness and understanding. It sounds exactly like the ONE and his silly speeches and his talking points like in the health care debate, he thinks and the majority of the leftists believe:
    1. They can make the world a better place by taking our liberty's and making us do as they say not as they do, because we don't take action based on our belief system.

    2.That the individual should not have the tools to decide it should be GOVERNMENTS job to tell them what is proper conduct for the harmony and cohesion of brotherly love and the perfectibility of mankind through their control!

    The OP is right there are sharp contrasts not only in politics, but in writing from both the left and the right. And the example she sighted is a good one. This belongs here!!!!
     
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