I saw a bumper sticker on the back of someone's car that read:
Because we can't all be on welfare
The word 'REPUBLICAN' was very large. It wasn't until I got up close that I could see 'Because we can't all be on welfare'
When I first saw it, I gasped in horror. Then I thought maybe it's tongue and cheek; perhaps my denial that someone could be that mean-spirited and have such little insight. But since the words under REPUBLICAN were very small and could only be seen when I was right behind this car, I decided it was not tongue and cheek, but rather a dangerous and hateful person driving that car. I say dangerous because to have such little empathy is dangerous. It keeps the poor, poor and that helps to foster inequality.
You would think this kind of sticker might be on an expensive car but it wasn't. It was on an older mid-sized American car. What un-American values on an American car.
Emily Dickinson, Poetry is Not A Quiet Passion
20 hours ago