a reply to: AppreIron
Jokes of your society?
You seem to have a problem with the poor. But are you aware that there are poor people working ten times harder for half a percent of what lazy rich
folk earn? A meritocracy would see that hard work and reward it properly. Seems the system is wrong, when an honest person cannot earn an honest
living, even though they work like machines. If there is a joke, it is that people who can be considered poor, are the people who really make your
industries work, keep the place tidy, those who serve the food you eat when out, those who work the bar you like to drink at. The poor are some of the
hardest working people in society, and you call them a joke?
And what is your problem with the weak, exactly? Do you think they have less of a right to life, to peace, to freedom, just because they are frail of
body? Do you deny the genius of Stephen Hawking, simply because his body failed where his mind flourished? Let me ask you this, does the disabled
person who fights crippling muscular degeneration, or bone disease every day, who still leaves the house despite being absolutely fatigued by the time
they leave their home, who goes to work and comes back again ten times as tired as his able bodied counterpart, seem weak to you? If so, go get
yourself a real problem, why don't you? I think it would prove instructive.
As for abortionists, that is not even a legitimate phrase to use. No one is suggesting that all babies ought to be aborted, just that a woman has a
right to choose what happens to her, not to be ruled by her biology. If she is more focused on getting some money behind her, taking advantage of
working opportunities which her idiot boss will not provide if she becomes pregnant, why should she abstain from sex, just to access those
opportunities and please the puritans? Again, get off your high horse!
And as for your assertion that the LGBT crowd are part of the joke in your society, let me tell you something about LGBT persons. The vast majority
that I have met in my life have thicker skins than you or I could even dream of. These are people who have had to fight for their rights, every single
little one of them. In some states, its the right not to have electroshock torture applied to ones gonads between the ages of twelve and eighteen. For
some people, it is simply the right to live as a couple with equal protections under the law, as those given a man and a woman in the same
circumstances. You have no firm ground to call any of these noble, capable, strong willed and tenacious people, jokes, or suggest that they are
somehow lesser beings.
You know who ARE lesser beings? Supremacists, phobics, the quiver kneed, gutless peons who would rather see freedom and liberty collapsed by
corporatism and blind nationalism, than accept that the weakest thing about their society, is themselves.