A Note in the Margin

Be forewarned, this will be a political discourse / raving.  It will be about Obama, health care, and the genuine decline of humanity in general.

The other day a co-worker of mine was on one of his usual anti-Obama rants, a habit which I’ve found to be increasingly annoying and certainly not a topic of discussion for the workplace.  I’m honestly still not convinced that this “Obama-hatred” is not just veiled racism.  Anyway, back on point: yesterday a conversation ensued where he/she decided to comment on his epic struggle against socialism and Obama.  I tried to stay out of it, thinking it prudent to not begin a political debate in front of customers.  But I couldn’t, so I made the (what I think to be) valid point of noting that garbage pick-up is socialized, along with a lot of other things.  His reply to me was that he didn’t feel he (being a working class person) should have to pay for some “bum who does nothing” to go to the hospital and receive care.  I let the conversation go at that, because it was beyond inappropriate for the workplace.  However, having time to reflect, I realize my answer is this: Yes, sir, yes you should pay for his health care.  Just like someone who works even MORE than you should pay for YOURS.  And so forth.  Thinking more about this, I am truly dismayed at this display of selfishness.  When did our society become so “me, me, me” all the time?  To the point that we’d let someone else die so we can keep our money?  Yes, co-worker, we should help each other, and no, not because it will make us feel good or out of some misplaced obligation, but because we are (presumably) intelligent human beings who understand the idea of compassion.

If we don’t understand this fundamental concept, then we should just give up, donate our brains to science, and de-evolve into single cell organisms again, because we are wasting our time.

/end rant.

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” I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.  We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone. ”   – Charlie Chaplin from The Great Dictator

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2 thoughts on “A Note in the Margin

  1. I’m so tired of the way you leftist liberals make it sound like it’s so in style to want to kill babies and old people, and so stupid to be a devout Christian.
    Obama’s plans, if allowed into fruition, will ruin this country. What makes you think that if everyone is allowed to have free housing and free health care, free drugs and free abortions, that anyone would even do anything constructive? And as a small-time pig farmer from Arkansas, I resent all of you liberals with your big city morals (or should I say lack there of) trying to change the minds of all of the good, simple people in this country.

    • Thank you for reading, first of all, I do honestly mean that.

      I am unsure where to start with your statement, to be quite honest. Let’s start the first line, it seems appropriate. I don’t want to kill babies. I am pro-life, though I feel that a system should be in place to determine “appropriate abortions” (ie: rape victims, pregnancy that could potentially kill the mother, etc) Dare I say it, but yes, I support stem-cell research because I think it could help us keep people ALIVE and has the potential to end diseases that have been around for far too long. And no, I don’t think “devout Christians” are “stupid” – I think “hateful Christians” are ignorant. Your God has not taught you to hate anyone because of the color of their skin, their ethnic background, religion, nor their sexuality. That is not at all what your Jesus and your Divine Trinity is about, and if that is what you have learned from reading the Bible, then you have misread and are misinformed. I was also lead to believe that God also does not condemn the scientific progress of man. But my involvement in the “God debate” ends here.

      Moving on to Obama. I tried to make my post even keel, because I would like to think I am not an “Obama fanatic” like some people. I do not agree with all his policies. I will not blindly follow him as many of you Righty Republicans (tit for tat, my friend) followed George W. into the hell that is Iraq and Afghanistan. But I do feel that change is needed in this country, and quite frankly, I prefer Obama to any kindof hate-speaking Glen Beck, clueless soccer mom Sarah Palin, or anyone that holds a sign comparing our current administration to the National Socialist Party. How can you look yourselves in the mirror when you practice such hatred? Have we forgotten that Hitler is solely responsible for the near-extinction of an entire tribe of people? NO ONE currently alive comes close to this distinction and I am thankful for that, because if they did, then I would truly be afraid.

      What is needed, I feel, is an honest dialogue. I would like to think that not every Republican feels the way that the “truthers” and the “tea partiers” feel – but I have no evidence to prove such. I would challenge one to approach a meaningful dialogue with me, without raised voices or closed fists – but educated words and open hands. That is a discussion I would like to have.

      Thank you again for reading. Good luck with your pigs.

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