Unreasoning Largess

Some things pull at one’s heartstrings and evoke thoughts and feeling that, at first pass, seem quite good for the state of the society one lives in. Sadly, some of those things are wrong and/or manipulative and go against the underpinnings of reality. Worse, far too often those things which are wrong and/or manipulative become entrenched in the collective psyches of whole demographics of the population.

You don't need a reason to help peopleSupposedly You Don’t Need A Reason To Help People

A case in point is “You Don’t Need A Reason To Help People.” It’s nothing but a call for totally unreasoning largess and it has no basis in fact or human thought and logic processes. People reason and, hence, need reason for any and all actions, though it’s true that many of those reasons are internalized and/or subconscious in nature. Even the insane have and need reasons for doing whatever they do. They’re just not reasons that most of the rest of us have the data to understand.

Reasonable Charity

Some of the various real reason for people helping other specific people or specific groups or classes of people are:

  • Either seeking the blessings of the God(s) or avoiding punishment by their the God(s) through acts of charity;
  • Seeking approval of other people or avoiding disapproval other people through acts of charity;
  • Assuaging feelings of guilt brought upon by segments of their society’s disdain for wealth or material success;
  • Because it feels good to do so, either through feelings of superiority and self-validation or a more general feeling of worth.

Also, in all reasoning cases, the person needs to believe or to convince themselves that the largess they give has some meaning and will have some quantifiable and qualifiable benefit. It’s somewhat rare for normal people to just render aid, assistance, and charity when they know it will do no good – unless there’s a unrelated or tangentially related benefit to themselves for doing so.

Entrenched In Liberalism & Progressivism

The myth of “You Don’t Need A Reason To Help People” is sadly entrenched in the collective psyches of the Liberals and Progressives. It, mostly at an unconscious level, forms one of the underpinning of their dogma and colors and informs a great deal of their agenda.

Liberals and Progressives actively reject the fact that there is always a need for reason for largess. Even more, they reject and quite stridently disdain and denounce the idea that the person needs to believe or to convince themselves that the largess they give has some meaning and will have some quantifiable and qualifiable benefit. They believe that such things are discrimination.

This is a large part of why the Liberals and Progressives so strongly demand that voluntary charity be replaced by largess by fiat. As they believe that there should be no reason for charity or qualifier to how, to whom, or how much largess is granted, any reason applied to such is seen by them, instead, to be reason to withhold such largess.

The greatest irony in this is that these same Liberals and Progressives have no qualms about applying social pressure – approval or disapproval – to goad people into granting such largess, and are the ones who foster feelings of guilt in those of the societies they live within who have achieved wealth or material success.

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Sadly, this isn’t really correctable. It can only be ameliorated through educating people in reality. This is the sad effect of something that sounds so good but which is false.

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As Should Be Expected…

South Carolina State FlagAs should be expected, I’m weighing in upon the killing of 9 Blacks and wounding of another in Charleston, SC’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church – often called by Blacks, “Mother Emanuel” – by Dylann Roof. As should also be expected by any and all who are familiar with me or Reflections From A Murky Pond, my take on the matter will follow the mainstream.

This is simply because something like Dylann Roof’s assault upon “Mother Emanuel” should have been expected to happen. Decades of law after law being enacted to demand preferential treatment for people having a “Protected Trait”; years and years of the Lamestream Media promulgating the thought that all Whites are both racists and somehow debtors to the “Black Community”; and the constant excuses made for the innumerable Blacks who riots and loot whenever they feel like guaranteed some sort of reprisal-based action would be committed by someone in America sometime. Obama’s and his boy, Holder’s consistent exacerbation of these things just accelerated things and brought the timeline forward.

Does this mean that I approve of- or condone Dylann Roof’s actions? No. In my opinion they were stupid and counterproductive. He killed 9 people for no good purpose and accomplished nothing by doing so that aids America in protecting herself.

Does this mean that I excuse his actions? No. I do understand his motivation and I do see a growing problem that is very much akin to the problem that Roof perceived. Yet, like all things, understanding does not necessarily provide excuse, since failure is failure and sinking into rage is rarely, if ever, excusable.

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Victory Conditions

The Liberals and Progressives plaguing America, as represented by the Democrat party, have long held that, if at first – or ever – you don’t succeed, it’s not your fault and we need to change the victory conditions. At the same time they hold that, if you did succeed, it wasn’t to your credit and you owe others for your success.

Winners and Losers - Changing the victory conditionsWinners and Losers – Changing The Victory Conditions

So, since 1950 and the concomitant and synergistic rise of the Welfare State and the Civil Rights Movement, they’ve managed to change the losers and winners in society by declaring that the losers are owed success or, at least, government-mandated and government-distributed subsistence at an ever-increasing level – all to be paid for by the “winners” in America.

This has got to change and change swiftly. If it doesn’t, America is doomed. It will fail and drown in the effluvia of the eaters and takers, who have already been allowed to grow to outnumber the makers.

The 2014 midterm elections are fast approaching. We each and all need to do what we can to remove the parasite enablers of the Democrats from office and replace them with lawmakers who will restore some measure of freedom to succeed and enjoy the earned privileges of success to the productive in our nation.

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College Subsidies

Emperor Obama wearing laurel wreathFriday, June 5, 2012 Obama signed a bill into law continuing and furthering the government’s college subsidies by artificial keeping the student loan interests low.

Make no mistake about this. This bill was designed to subsidize colleges and university, not students. It’s sole purpose is to allow these bastions of Liberalism to continue to charge outrageous tuitions.

Some will say that this is acceptable and that it does no harm. They see an overwhelming benefit in encouraging people to get a college degree. This is because they do not understand the great harm in making a college degree de rigueur.

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Career Paths Then & Now
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Some government subsidies have an empirical benefit to the people and the nation. Others, such as subsidizing colleges do not and, in point of fact, do vast amounts of harm over the course of years and decades.

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I Like Being White

I Like Being White - I Must Be Racist
White Privilege = The Privilege Of Collective Guilt

The above cartoon aptly sums up the extent of the thought of Liberals and their minority tenants when it comes to Whites. Anything a White says other than sum formulation of, “I’m sorry. Have some money,” is met with that same tired response.

That’s all “White Privilege” is – The privilege to expropriate guilt where none exists in order to justify the subsidization of dependent populations.

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