Remember Conservative Ideologues: You drink his blood after you molest him. It’s more fun that way*
I would like to think certain things transcend political, religious, and ideological divides. One might think that Meals-on-Wheels, a program that relies heavily on donations, discounts, and volunteers to bring meals to elderly shut-ins would be liked by all. I would like to think that aiding frail, elderly people is about as universal as it gets. But never underestimate the moral depravity of the conservative ideologue.
In a recent post, I wrote:
Maybe it’s that I grew up in Virginia, and I witnessed first hand what ‘honorable’ conservatives actually did. My all time favorite was when then-governor George “Macacawitz” Allen tried to pass legislation that cut all state funding for Meals-on-Wheels (a program that brings food to elderly shut-ins).
In blazed commenter Kevin to defend Macacawitz et alia (having first removed his copy of Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead from his backside; boldface mine):
Was it efficient? Did it accomplish its goals? Were there private mechanisms that would serve as well? I am not sure I see the dishonor in trying to end welfare. Please elaborate.
To help this moral degenerate understand, I will “elaborate.” It’s very simple actually:
Helping frail, elderly people eat is not ‘welfare.’ It is what good people do. Eliminating funding to help said frail, elderly people eat is what bad people do.
Clearly, having indulged your Lizard Brain for so long has damaged your ability to empathize with your fellow human beings, so, to compensate, you have had to use external cues, such as assuming that whatever your authority figures do must be moral. Small problem: George Allen is a really awful person.
You might want to consider a new authority figure. Better yet, you might want to stop reflexively parroting conservative dogma. Even better, you might want to actually know what the hell you’re talking about.
Meals-on-Wheels is welfare? Dear God.
*The Mad Biologist does not advocate any sort of cruelty towards dogs. The Mad Biologist likes dogs (most of ’em, anyway). No puppies were harmed in the creation of this post.