Friday, November 21, 2008

un-American values

I saw a bumper sticker on the back of someone's car that read:

REPUBLICAN
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.

3 comments:

K. said...

What gets me about this crap is that unemployment is always lower when a Democrat is president. So exactly which party is the party of work? Also, the R's keep forgetting that there is no more welfare -- that it's actually very limited. This has been true since around 1995.

mlbee14 said...

"American" means different things to different people. I totally agree with Ms. Molly that to have something like that displayed proudly on your car is disgusting. Another thing is that while yes, the number of people on actual welfare is small, we all know what this person really means by "welfare". They mean all government funded programs that support those less fortunate. Yea, that seems smart. Let's proclaim to the world that we don't care about other people. ?! Wtf.

Molly The Dog said...

Thanks for your comment, 14. You're right about the fact that there isn't "welfare" anymore. There's just some help with food and healthcare. This person's attitude is shocking indeed.