Amazing how the Federal “shutdown” appears to be bringing people together, right? Bringing out people who are willing to help the furloughed government employees who are working without paychecks or not working at all. Showing that when people are in need, we’re willing to be charitable. Because that’s what decent people do, right?
Yeah I’m not buying it.
Simple question: if not for the government “shutdown”, how many of these same people would be spending their own time or money directly helping people who are in need? Likely answer: next to none of them.
Let’s be honest. There’s only one reason this is happening at all. #FuckTrump. That’s it. That and the chance at a little fame or exposure since the media is broadcasting whenever someone is being so grateful to furloughed government workers. Because again, let’s be honest, #FuckTrump. That’s the only reason.
Meanwhile there are millions of people in the United States who are in need of direct assistance in many ways every day. I’m sure you, dear reader, know at least one such person. Yet what’s the response? “Let the government handle it.”
Rather than go out and directly help them in some simple fashion, you’d rather instead have the Federal and State governments take more money from my paycheck and the paychecks of those who make more than me so that you don’t have to lift a fucking finger, or take a penny from your pocket.
Because when it actually comes to helping people, it seems the vast majority would rather be passive, lazy pricks who’d rather sit back and “let the government handle it” rather than getting off their asses and actually doing something to better someone else’s life.
I’ve probably shelled out more money over the last couple years than many others have in their lifetimes. And if you’re one of those people, someone who’d rather sit back and complain about things rather than getting off your ass to improve someone else’s life, who’d rather see more money taken from my paycheck because it means you don’t have to do anything, kindly go fuck yourself.
No, seriously. Fuck you.
Now get off your ass, find someone who needs something, and figure out how to help them. Rather than hoping someone else will do it.
You want to improve the world? Get off your ass already.