LiB Slogans and more SloganS

Among the many mindless mantras of our time, “making a difference” and “giving back” irritate me like chalk screeching across a blackboard.

..Among those who make a difference by serving food to the homeless, how many have considered the history of societies which have made idleness easy for great numbers of people?

How many have studied the impact of drunken idlers on other people in their own society, including children who come across their needles in the park — if they dare to go to the parks?
Stop “Making A Difference”

How many have even considered such questions relevant as they drop their stone in the pond without thinking about the waves that spread out to others?

Maybe some would still do what they do, even if they thought about it. But that doesn’t mean that thinking is a waste of time.

“Giving back” is a similarly mindless mantra.

Our educational system, from the schools to the universities, are actively undermining any sense of loyalty to the traditions, institutions and values of American society.

They are not giving back anything except condemnation, often depicting sins common to the human race around the world as peculiar evils of “our society.”

“Giving back” is a similarly mindless mantra. Indeed.

Some other nifty lil Lefty slogans:
All Weapons Are Boomerangs.
Don’t Tolerate Intolerance: It’s the ONLY Acceptable Way.
It Takes Enemas for War to Happen.
Uh huh.

Living in NYC, I have the grand fortune of watching the do gooders handing out sandwiches and blankets to the homeless daily and nightly and ..and the next day again……and the next day …

Do ya suppose they ever stop to contemplate that in the LONG RUN, their actions are actually enabling those people to remain unemployed and on the streets?

But of course…..for lefties there is no “long run, just quick fixes”, which is what many of the homeless get soon as you cough up your dime.

Many of the homeless are drunks, addicts and good ole fashioned “bums”.
Bums= pre-PC term by the way. boggled.gif

However, an overwhelming majority of them suffer from severe mental illness which they are not receiving treatment for and guess what.. they are not about to go out and get a job even if you buy them a spankin, brand new suit.

You can thank the ACLU (American Criminal Liberties Union) for those mentally ill homeless roaming our big cities, sleeping in ATM’s, libraries and on trains. Yup, the ACLU sued to stop involuntary commitment, alleging that it was a violation of the individuals “rights”, and the Liberal moonbat infested courts agreed.

They were then released on their own……..into the world.
Another great success story courtesy the Libs.

Among the other precious mantras and words tossed around these days:
Diversity.…hmmmm..Anyone know what THAT really means? confused1.gif

Multiculturalism. – No comment! laughing0.gif

Tolerance- Last time I checked “tolerance” of evil and terrorism is no virtue. It is cowardice.

But guess what?
There are authentic, real ways to “make a difference”.
And they don’t involve wearing tie dyed t-shirts or singing kumbaya.

Do your job and do it well.

Raise up your children to learn the basics of civilized behavior and to be decent citizens.

Become a journalist and um..actually report on the news.

If you can stomach it, head to Hollyweird and make a film about our Military and dare I say …make it pro American.
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There are hundreds of people, included most of y’all bat-eyelashes.gif I daresay sweet friends,…….quietly performing random and simple acts of kindness and community service each day in this precious country of ours.

No, they are not going on stage with the lights shining down on their 3rd face lift, wearing the latest “ribbons” and acting oh so superior. actressani.gif
They are simply, modestly “giving”.

There is a world of difference between someone who is too sick to work and someone who would rather hang out at the park, drininkin and druggin rather than working.
Yea Libs…it’s called sloth. Ever hear of it?

Lazzzzzzzzzzzzziness.
Oh.. I said a dirty word.

The Lefties are enabling these loafers with their well-meaning “social programs.” So what if they drain the rest of society. Give out more free meals, more handouts, more clothes. The “War on Poverty”? ha.
Guess who’s winning that one.

Did it ever occur to the ever so “compassionate” libs that if some of these things weren’t so readily available, some would actually have to go out to earn them…
Heavens no.

Just tax the middle class some more.

Want to talk bout “Giving back”?
Heck yea.. It’s called “military service” to your country.armyaniq.gif
Go enlist if you can. Pray for our soldiers. Send them cards and holiday gifts.

Oops, I forgot some of their other choice slogans.
War is All the Rage.
It takes a village to raise a village idiot.
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I personally prefer the one from God:
Go to the ant, O sluggard, Observe her ways and be wise.

Proverbs 6:6

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31 Responses to “LiB Slogans and more SloganS”

  1. nanc says:

    give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.

    teach him to fish and you feed him for his lifetime.

    great post.

  2. Perri Nelson says:

    Great post Angel.

    I like to help the needy, but it’s hard to figure out which ones are truly needy and which ones are merely gaming the system or trying to play on my sympathies.

    One thing that never ceases to amaze me is that we pay a lot of these people to be idle. Reward a behavior and you get more of it, so let’s subsidize the people that won’t (rather than can’t) work.

    Let’s give them free needles, because, after all, they’re going to inject drugs anyway, and we don’t want them to get AIDs and die.

    Let’s build tent cities for the homeless so they have no need to find a job and work to obtain a home. Let’s put public toilets on the street corners so they at least don’t leave their wastes on our sidewalks and on the sides of our businesses.

    Make it easy to live on the street, and more people will live on the street.

  3. frasypoo says:

    Hi Angel,
    Great post as usual.
    The homeless shelter we support is a good one because the people have to work in the kitchens,cleaning rooms etc for their food and stay and they are also sent out every day to get a job.
    We have had a whole bunch of homeless people at our church in the past few months and some come for the breakfasts.But i am happy that they are shown “tough love”!

  4. middleclassguy says:

    I am a big fan of Dr. Sowell. I have read his books and articles. The problem is that we refuse to study, learn, or teach basic economics. It is better to teach group responsibility for all of our problems. Personal responsibility, self determination, and self reliance are dirty words.

    We have no responsibility to help anyone. We do have a responsibility to give a hand up- give people an opportunity and the responsibility to help themselves.

  5. Bar Kochba says:

    I was going to quote the fish proverb but nanc beat me to it. Great post!

  6. Debbie says:

    There is a big difference in people who CAN’T work and those who don’t WANT to work. My husband has seen so many who come in wanting to get on disability so they don’t have to work, they many of them are more able to work than we are. It maddening.

  7. Daniel Ruwe says:

    Great post Angel, and it was a great article by Sowell.

  8. Right Truth says:

    What my friends are saying…

    Like talking over the backyard fence, here’s what a few of my friends have to talk about today: Risking Life for Art, Incognito The performing arts should be valued for more than its ability to entertain. In a far more…

  9. Joe Gringo says:

    next time you see a “Free Tibet” bumper sticker or sign ask the person what they are actually doing to free Tibet.

    Then tell them the only real way would be to free Tibet would require military action. Would then George Bush and Robert Gates be seen as evil killers or liberators their eyes?

    Just wonderin’ neighbors………….

  10. Mustang says:

    About 20 years ago, the city of San Diego, California developed an interesting action plan for “giving back.” Concerned, as they were, for the sheer numbers of homeless people panhandling on city street corners, all of these people were arrested and put on a bus to Phoenix.

    This accomplished three things: (1) It solved San Diego’s problem, (2) it gave Phoenix an opportunity to “reach out,” and (3) it gave the hobos a much needed vacation.

  11. ortho says:

    Hi Angel. This is a thought-provoking post. However, I think the analysis is limited by focusing exclusively on “LiB Slogans.” All slogans producing lazy, mindless thinking. All slogans corrupt thought. Orwell was right, when he wrote, “This invasion of one’s mind by ready-made phrases … can only be prevented if one is constantly on guard against them, and every such phrase anaesthetizes a portion of one’s brain.”

    Keep up your good work! I voted for you at the “weblog awards.”

  12. heidianne jackson says:

    great post angel. giving money doesn’t help people. teaching them helps them. holding them accountable helps them. not accepting excuses from them helps them.

    today so much of history is not taught. history is not viewed as an important subject in most states. especially since the nclb nightmare, history isn’t even something that is tested – so teachers at the lower grades must fit it in when and where they can, generally they only concentrate on state history figuring they’ll get u.s. history in high school.

    i homeschooled my children before high school. my daughter’s college professors are amazed at her knowledge of u.s. and world history. i had my kids read ‘the patriot’s handbook’ by george grant and our further studies sprung from there. i love to go back and re-read it from time to time…

  13. Brooke says:

    Another home run, Angel!

    Liberals are just getting their own “feel good” fix when they enable the lazy, inept, or addicted.

  14. OMMAG says:

    Well I actually do get involved with community activities.
    As for the slogans … Never in my life have I ever been impressed by a slogan of any kind.
    My immediate reaction to having someone communicate in this childish manner is to be insulted.

    But that’s the thing isn’t it? Liberals are comfortable with childish and shallow things that do not require thought or acceptance of responsibility on their part.

    Observe the chanting of protesters and the jingoistic policy communications of liberal pols…… lowest common denominator stuff that appeals to the simple and low.

    The only Slogan that I care for is “Liberalism IS a Mental Disorder” simply because it is a provable observation.

  15. Yankee Doodle says:

    We’ve had a War on Cancer; cancer has been winning.

    We’ve had a War on Poverty; poverty has been winning.

    Now we have a War on Terror — guess what? The main reason is because Bush won’t go after the narcotics trafficking that accompanies and funds the terrorism.

    Those “challenged” people who get “mainstreamed” back to the streets just get abused, robbed, raped… all for the short time they are out there on the street, before they can be recommitted in accordance with the law.

    However, let’s keep in mind how the Soviet Union abused insane asylums. Don’t think Hillary would be any better. And neither is Vice President Dick “Waterboard” Cheney.

    Liberalism in more about liberals helping themselves. They feel good about the problems in society by trying to put a bandaid on it, or they gain money and power by perpetuating the problem and portraying themselves as someone who “is concerned” — Daschle, Reid, Clinton are in the latter category.

    Cheers, Angel!

  16. Yankee Doodle says:

    By the way — you’re out front in that poll. Keep up the great work!

  17. Incognito says:

    I don’t like to give money to panhandlers because I don’t want to contribute to their addiction, but who are these “panhandlers” and why are they there, in the first place? Most of the “bums” on the street are Vietnam Vets.. they are druggies and alcoholics because they were never properly treated for PTSD. Same thing is going to happen to the vets of this current war, because they are being shafted, once again. Probably too late for the Vietnam Vet, but not for the Iraq war vets. Not sure how to resolve the current homeless situation.

    By the way, JOEGRINGO, there are some of us conservatives who also happen to support the “Free Tibet” movement, fyi. They’re not all left wingers.

  18. dapoppins says:

    Great post…I never really thought of some of it that way…. but giving a shovel to make the garden doesn’t help if the person isn’t willing to make the garden! (that is the last half of some proverb or somthing.)

    And yeah, Military, firefighters, police, they serve. They give back.

  19. nanc says:

    you’re nearly 200 votes ahead of everybody – i’ve done my part and can vote no more – it’s up to the rest of your visitors now…phew…i’m tired and need a bubble bath…

  20. MariesTwoCents says:

    This is great Angel :-)

    Oh Thank You, Thank You for telling it like it is.

    I have been saying the same thing for years.

    We have shelters for the homeless here with a difference, they can use it as an address to get back on thier feet and find a job.

    But most choose to hang out at the 23′rd streeet Liquor Store begging for money. I have no pitty for those folks.

    “Personell Resonsibility”

    Is it easier for the homeless to hang out on the streets and visit shelters when they are hungry or cold? YES! But what about Summer?

    There is just no excuse for at least 98% of the homeless population to get back on thier feet and get a job.

    I may sound heartless, but it’s the truth!

  21. Dwana says:

    Hey girl! Great post again! I also like that Proverb, though I’m partial to Proverbs 31 which talks about a good wife rising before dawn, making cloth to sell, buying a field with her business money, clothing her family against the cold, and NOT being idle. Whew! That’s a tough act to follow. And I can tell you what “diversity” means: making the world less white.

  22. Jack says:

    You can thank the ACLU (American Criminal Liberties Union) for those mentally ill homeless roaming our big cities, sleeping in ATM’s, libraries and on trains. Yup, the ACLU sued to stop involuntary commitment, alleging that it was a violation of the individuals “rights”, and the Liberal moonbat infested courts agreed.

    And you can thank a few of Reagan’s cuts which forced the closure of some of the mental institutions and forced people onto the street.

    Personally I look for a middle ground here. Social programs that help people but provide definitive timelines. It is not about hand outs but a hand up. Among the mentally ill and those who do not wish to work are some people who will and just need a little help to make it happen.

  23. Gayle says:

    “Go to the ant, Oh sluggard. Observe her ways and be wise”. I love that. It’s exactly why I choose the way I do to make a difference. I choose to help people who are elderly and have been hard workers all their lives. Now, in their old age and are disabled in some way, they deserve support. I will not support low-lives who live off of the hard work of others! Have you ever tried to buy food for a homeless person? I have. I’ve not come across one yet who wants food. What they want is money, so they can spend it on booze and/or drugs.

  24. The Hermit says:

    When my kids first left the mountains, where they had never seen a homeless person, and went to Vancouver, Canada they were shocked. Neither of them could understand why no one came to help people who were in obvious need. But they’d never seen people whacked out on drugs or booze, nor had they run into perenial “homeless.” My daughter would buy food for them and my son was an easy touch for bums in terms of cadging money. But they’ve been in Vancouver for a year now, and have learned the ropes. They simply had to adjust to something they had never had experience of, that there are both people who don’t want to work, and people who can’t work due to mental problems yet have no family to take care of them.

  25. Defiant_Infidel says:

    Premium material, as is your par. May I be the first to predict your 2007 Weblog Award WIN and heartily congratulate you, Angel! Your victory is so well earned!

    OMMAG said, “Liberals are comfortable with childish and shallow things that do not require thought or acceptance of responsibility on their part.”.

    Woo Hoo! Right on center bullseye, Sir!

    I don’t give money to panhandlers… ever. I do help those who are already making an obvious effort to pull themselves back up by their boot straps. I generally do that with opportunity, not free gifts of cash. I also really enjoy the honor of being able to do anything to help our elderly. They well remember what responsibility and moral virtue is… or at least used to be.

    My two biggest pet peeve lefty mantras are: “Give me a break” and “Cut me some slack”.

    The former makes me want to snap bones and the latter makes me reach for my hunting knife. ;)

  26. Daniel Ruwe says:

    Just voted again (#2055) You’re up by about 2 points- pretty good. :)

  27. Neil says:

    Hi Angel,

    Yes – long time no see! I was in Kenya for a couple weeks and it has taken me about 4 additional weeks to recover and get back to normal blogging.

    Good post. Using discernment and wisdom is a key part of Christianity. Yes, we should help others, but not enable them. If they can work and don’t, that is their problem.

  28. Ogre says:

    Personally, I have no problem with anyone who wants to give things to other people. It only becomes a problem to me when they FORCE me at gunpoint to give my money to other people that I disagree with (government taxes).

    Look, churches work all the time to help people. They serve people. And yes, they might put conditions on that help! They actually want people to improve.

    When government tries “Charity” (and government cannot be charitable because they can only give what they have taken, by force, from me), they put no conditions. Government handouts benefit neither the giver nor the receiver. Personal charity benefit both.

  29. Chris says:

    You can usually tell who the abusers are. I’ve been on the poor side of life before, and I know what it’s like to climb the ladder from hard times. I know good people can fall on hard times, and it can happen suddenly. So, on the occasion I see someone who looks like they need a little boost, I’ll pick up some food for them, and they’ve always been grateful. I’ve often heard stories of outsourcing and downsizing, or some tragedy- often something that can be traced back to “liberal” trade policies. Having been on the receiving end, I know what it’s like…

    However, I’ve seen beggars bumming beer money and talking on cell phones and seen people dealing drugs and collecting wellfare checks… yeah, abuse happens and it’s sad- but there’s really more to it. There needs to be a better system in place to help people get the skills they need, and to prevent/punish abuse, but not everyone is abusing what is in place!

    I’ve served, and I keep serving my country, and I will hopefully continue to contribute something good to it till the day I die. I’ve spent many days working in places handing out food to families that have fallen on hard times- I know some families need help for a while because I’ve been part of such a family. Some people honestly need that extra boost to see them through while they’re actively looking for a job or hit an exceptionally rough spot in life.

    It’s good to know society looks out for those in need- sometimes the coddling goes too far and encourages laziness, but not everyone is gaming the system and lazy, and some are forevever grateful for it, and I pray, like me, they do everything they can to serve or contribute to their country when they get on their feet again.

    Those gaming the system and being lazy make me sick, but those who need a helping hand, especially the single mom with a hungry kid, have my sympathy cause I was that hungry kid once upon a time… so believe me, seeing that smiling face as someone hands you food really can “make a difference!”

    Contrary to some, the charity from the government has benefitted the receiver! I personally benefitted from getting glasses as a child through a government program- Yes, perhaps Ogre’s tax dollars allowed me to see the chalk-board, and study so I could grow up with an education and contribute back into the system (though the BIG hideous gov’t provided glasses also got me picked on quite a bit… so there IS room for improvement HAHAHA). I also benefitted from the WIC program which ensured I got propper nourishment as a child, so I could grow up healthy and serve my country (I’ve never broken a bone, and I’d swear it’s because of that gov’t cheese!).

    I think in the end I’ve helped the giver, and repaid the tax-payers in some small way by serving my country, and by climbing the ladder to a decent tax-bracket myself.

    Sure, I’m disappointed knowing Congress and other free-loaders abuse my tax-money and sacrifices, but I hope somewhere there’s a little kid getting that brick of gov’t cheese and not going hungry, or getting a pair of glasses so he or she can read books (outside the crap in the school system)- and maybe they’ll read something inspiring them to always do the right thing, be grateful for the help, and work hard to contribute something wonderful to this country.

    The left uses the phrases, and throws them about so much that we lose sight of their real meaning, but it doesn’t change the underlying truth. “Giving Back” has indeed become a mindless mantra, but it doesn’t have to stay that way… Unless you’re like me and have benefitted from the programs, it’s more “Giving Forward.” Unfortunately, Angel, you’re right about the education system. It doesn’t encourage contributing to the betterment of the nation- it teaches victemhood and self-loathing. There’s a right way to do things, and it’s up to those of us on the right to try and fix the system.

    Fixing the system involves more than just griping about it- maybe going out and working at a food pantry AND encouraging the people who visit to look for jobs, or setting them up with an employment agency. Heck, talk to them and set the record straight- let them know that other Americans are providing them a chance to get on their feet, and they have an obligation to America to do their best so that chance isn’t wasted.

    That’s a bit in the weeds- the bigger picture needs to change too. Teaching one person to fish is good, but if those of us with the ideas can take over local government or state government, or even take Congress back, we can implement the reforms to ensure the system doesn’t raise victims and moochers and people ashamed to be Americans. We can fight the abuse and ensure those in need get the right service to get on their feet and start being part of America and “give back” themselves instead of just taking…

    However, to me, at this point in time, it doesn’t appear that there’s many willing to go the extra mile to ensure the right people wind up in a position to enact the drastic and “unpopular” changes that need made. It’s more about popularity. You want to talk about wasted money and bums- look at this farciful American Idol presidential election. None of the front-runners care about getting elected to do what’s best for America- they care about getting elected for themselves. We need politicians who are serious about “giving back” in the truest sense. We need people to get rid of long misleading and abusive bills, to make sure EVERYTHING drafted and approved is clear and concise, and for the good of the nation. We need to cut the PC crap, strengthen our borders, stop selling off our country, work to stand on our own without relying on foreign energy, and stop trading with nations trying to poison us. A lot of this will likely lead to fighting, but we’ll be better off for it in the long run, and that’s what’s important.

  30. Seth says:

    One factor in the homeless scenario that a lot of people don’t get is that homelessness is a very big industry, particularly for opportunistic liberals, and the undomiciled (how’s that for PC?) are little more than inventory.

    Most private ventures such as homeless advocacies, rescue missions, soup kitchens, etc depend on the proceeds from periodic mailings for tax deductable contributions, and they rake in tons of money. Since they are “non-profits”, they escape their own tax burdens while the directors and on-payroll staffs pay themselves very well. Everything (food, beds, kitchen equipment, etc) is donated in many cases, and they often maintain live-in staffs of homeless people who do their maintenance and other menial work in exchange for 3 hots n’ a cot.

    There are few such establishments that offer their “clients” anything more than temporary sustenance, like job training or assistance in gaining solid employment, because getting homeless people off the streets would cut down on their “inventory”, meaning that come time for soliciting donations, they would have to claim smaller cudos on numbers of homeless people they’d “helped”. It is in the interests of those who profit off the homeless to maintain as large a homeless population as they can, not unlike a farmer wishing for a bountiful crop.

    As a taxpayer, my greatest objection to this ongoing debacle is that the contributions that make these scammers rich are tax-deductable. This means that those who contribute can take the contributions off their taxes, while those who don’t are carrying more of the tax burden. In short, we are indirectly paying for “charities” we may not endorse.

  31. KKarLmmM says:

    My take has always been..that when seeing a homeless, the value of MY HOME and MY FAMILY become that much more important to me..
    Talk to a homeless and you will find that the journey to that underpass, in that refrig cardboard box could have been changed if the road less traveled was a bit more loving!!!!