If you are taught bitterness and anger, then you will believe you are a victim. You will feel aggrieved and the twin brother of aggrievement is entitlement. So now you think you are owed something and you don’t have to work for it and now you’re on a really bad road to nowhere because there are people who will play to that sense of victimhood, aggrievement and entitlement, and you still won’t have a job.
McDonald’s Happy Meals – not just for the kiddies anymore. 😉 Oh, and by the way, while not nearly as mouthwatering as this idea, McDonald’s is, for a limited time, really making Adult Happy Meals. to the delight of us and the exhausted horror of McD’s staff.
Now, personally, I prefer the idea above. It’s about time that Happy Meals included a “golden delicious pie.” 😉
In these times, when certain sorts are so fixated on removing what they see as racism, it’s time – past time! – to finally close down obviously racist establishments. They’re offensive!
Close Them Down! They’re Cracka Racists!
At the top of that list should be White Castle. Really! C’mon! White Castle. It’s right there in the name. It’s White; that’s racist. It’s a castle; that’s White privilege right there as there’s a long history of Blacks not having castles. And what is the centerpiece of White Castle’s menu? The hamburger – a food named after a German city, highlighting the White European conquest of America. That’s racist! Worse, hamburgers are fast food and Blacks are overrepresented in the fast food industry, meaning the likelihood of Blacks making and serving food to Whites and that’s got to be racist too.
Really! In a time like now when there are concerted efforts to eradicate the Confederate flag, desecrate Confederate graves, and tear down Confederat monuments, how can we let White Castle stay in business?
Liberals and Progressives within America’s borders love to rant, rail, and rave about “food deserts” and “food insecurity” and at the same time about America’s “obesity epidemic,” which they oddly and counterintuitively claim disproportionately impacts the same demographics who are supposedly suffering under those “food deserts” and “food insecurity.”
In some ways the lament of the Liberals and Progressives makes a certain logical sense. Within their internal logic structure outcomes can never be because of choices. Hence, all diet-related issues and outcome must be due to external, societal oppression and must be rectified by the state.
Simple Diet Choices
Poor White Diet Choices
Poor Black Diet Choices
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Look, I like fast food as much as the next person, probably even more than most do, but I make the choice not to try to make it mainstay of my diet. Others, especially those who are supposedly The Poor, should make the same choice. Doing so would improve both their economic and health outcomes, the latter dramatically.
And, while the Left and their minority tenants make a lot of excuses for why simple shopping and cooking is beyond the capacity of the poor, that’s all they are – excuses. Even in New York City it’s not that difficult to eat healthily for minimal expenditures – and I’m not talking about trying to live on a diet of bean, rice, and pasta.
All this takes is the will to make simple diet choices and to learn – there’s an internet! – how to enact them. If that’s actually and truthfully too much for some, then that’s simply evolution speaking.
There will always be issues, often severe ones, when anything is used in a manner that was never intended to be used in.
Fast Food Was Never Intended To Sustain Someone Indefinitely
Fast food is perfect example and one that is very timely at this moment in history. It was never intended to be mainstay of anyone’s diet and its misuse as such is the reason behind the Liberals’ and Progressives’ complaints about obesity, food deserts, and other such things. Similarly, fast food jobs were never intended to sustain a person economically for any great length of time and their misuse is at the heart of the Liberals’ and Progressives’ assault to increase the minimum wage.
Truly though, the issue of minimum wage and its use and misuse has two disparate vectors, a legitimate issue and an illegitimate construction.
A Legitimate Issue
To be fair, under the influence of Obamanomics the demographics of who’s working in the fast food industry or otherwise earning only minimum has changed greatly since 2008. There are more and more men and women, previously well-employed, now being forced by circumstance to attempt to support themselves and often their families through minimum wage jobs.
An Illegitimate Construction
Irrespective of just who is now working for minimum wage, a huge underlying problem with it now is the Liberals’ and Progressives’ construction that minimum wage should be a wage upon which someone can live well. This in turn reflects their beliefs that the poor are somehow more downtrodden than is rationally acceptable. They truly seem to believe that the poor should have a standard of living that is similar to that which is enjoyed by the more productive and successful.
Also remember that this misuse, if allowed to continue and expand, will just make things worse. It will both reduce the number of minimum wage jobs available as employers adapt and raise the prices of many basic products and services, thereby destroying the increase in workers’ buying power that increasing the minimum wage is intended to accomplish.