Here are two comments made on my blog site responding to my May 27, 2010 post.
May 27, 2010 10:39 PM
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May 31, 2010 7:18 AM
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No doubt the web master censored them because they contain foul language.
Given my innocuous post, it's easy to identity what prompted these writers to make such coarse and probably illiterate remarks. They are terrified that their days of freeloading would be over should food-stamps and other so-called "entitlement" programs be ended. They are also terrified that should regulations be repealed they'll no longer be able to scream violation of this or that regulation---ignoring the employer and employee rights violated by the regulation.
Americans' universally-recognized-and-sometimes-sneered-at-generosity is a matter of choice. That choice can be withheld. The malingerer knows it. He also knows that after decades of screaming that the productive owe him for being needy, the productive are beginning to realize they owe him nothing---especially because he's needy.
Now that would indeed be very terrifying to know, if one has the soul of a malingerer, or a killer. One would surely start using a half dozen four-letter words in place of tears and sores. That's what "entitlements" have always boiled down to: when whining doesn't work, use insults and get the government to force productive workers to provide for malingerers.
It would be even more terrifying to know that no matter how loudly the grasping and the envious cry, their pleas might one day bounce off of indifferent ears. Surely indifference would be warranted---especially after a century of hearing the virtues of productivity and profit attacked as greedy blood sucking.
But more deeply, those two who posted foul-language comments on my blog site are terrified that the days of self-sacrifice as a moral good are coming to an end. Slowly Americans are beginning to recognize that government has no right to loot Paul to give to Peter, and that to do so is a vice, not a virtue.