Here are the persecutors of the righteous, haters of truth, lovers of falsehood, who do not acknowledge the reward for righteousness nor cleave to what is good or righteous judgments, who are vigilant for not what is good but what is evil, from whom meekness and patience are far removed. Her are those that love vanity, who follow after rewards, who have no pity on their neighbors and do not labor for the oppressed or know their creator. Here are the murderers of children, destroyers of God’s image, who turn away from the needy. Here are the oppressors of the oppressed, defenders of the rich, unjust judges of the poor, sinners in all things. Beware, children, of all these!
– The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles – The Didache
Anger, confusion, loneliness and fear drive humans to commit inhumane acts. A congressional representative with well over three million taxpayers dollars in farm subsidies proclaims, “The one who is not willing to work shall not eat.”, a famous princess offhandedly remarks, “Let them eat cake.” The wealthy and the self-righteous tend to forget that all are created equal. There are millions of working men and women that do not receive a living wage and are subsidized through SNAP: not one of them receives the largess of farm or corporate subsidies that goes to already wealthy individuals.
Sodomites presented golden ingots with their images stamped onto them to the peasants and then refused to sell them food. Upon the serfs deaths the Sodomites would reclaim the coins.
Those that do not get paid will not eat. Those that cannot work will not eat.
Cutting funding to food stamps is not about saving government money it is about redirecting funds to those that already have.
There will always be those who mean to do us harm. To stop them we risk awakening the same evil within us.
– James Tiberius Kirk