In a recent discussion, I found that, once again, liberals are crazy. The discussion started out with a claim that kids from wealthy families are much more likely to succeed than kids from poor families but it quickly devolved into a liberal whine session about how the poor are so downtrodden and deserve lots of government money because, well, they’re poor. Now keep in mind, when I describe these people as liberal, that’s what they self-identify as, I’m not just applying a label derogatorily, this is what they call themselves. I just wanted to make that clear.
So myself and a number of other conservatives started pointing out, as we’ve done many times in the past, that it is the actions of the poor, by and large, which place them in such detrimental conditions. They generally breed like rabbits out of wedlock. Their children generally do poorly in school and drop out before graduation. They generally get involved in things like drugs and gangs. They generally end up in prison. They generally do not work and if they do work, they remain in low-paying positions instead of being promoted. This is why they are poor, because they generally make bad decisions in their lives which lead to bad outcomes and this goes on generation after generation because very few of them ever catch the clue that they’re doing something wrong. Conservatives point out, quite correctly, that if we’d just help these people to improve their detrimental behaviors, we wouldn’t have to keep sending them government checks because, over time, they could dig their way out of poverty through hard work and personal responsibility.
But the liberals don’t want to hear that at all. In fact, I realized something after reading a lot of liberal diatribe on the subject. The liberals never mention the poor at all when it comes to a “solution”. They aren’t willing to address the actions of the poor at all, or even suggest that they have any part whatsoever in their “salvation”. They only have one idea and that’s for the wealthy to give more money to the poor. Money, money, money, it plays like a broken record. Gimme gimme gimme! But giving money to the poor doesn’t actually solve the problem, it just makes it more palatable to liberals who want those poor votes. They don’t want the poor to become successful or they’ll lose the votes when it turns out that the conservative method actually works to pull them up out of poverty. The same is true of racism and sexism and all of the other things that liberals pretend to be against. They’re not so against them that they want them to end, that would be costly at the polling place! So they just talk about it and throw around other people’s money, while carefully doing nothing to upset the status quo. They can’t have that, can they?
What needs to happen is that we have to teach the poor how to stop being poor. We need to tell them the one real truth that has been denied to them by the liberals, that their culture has ruined their chances for success and the liberals have lied to them for decades. We need to teach them how to stop breeding more than they can afford and if that means that they have no kids at all, so be it. Life isn’t fair. Get over it. We need to make them stay in school and get an education, even if it isn’t the same education that they might get in a better neighborhood, it is still better than no education at all. We need to get them off drugs and out of gangs and tell them to stay out of prison. We need to teach them a work ethic, to get to work on time, go above and beyond expectations and get promoted. Sitting in the same low-paying job for years on end should be an embarrassment. If you can’t improve, there’s something wrong with you! Keep improving and as you do, you can have better things in life, you can afford to have more kids if you want, you can afford to have the big screen TVs and the fancy cars, you have to earn them first, not just whine that you don’t have them before you earn them. It’s not rocket science but liberals still hate it because it places any of the blame at all on the poor. Sorry, the majority of the blame needs to be placed on the poor. They need to start learning how to live life for success, not with their hands out for a government check.
But will the liberals ever accept that? Of course not, it might cost them votes.