Well, I have to say that the article on “the Greater Good” yesterday certainly drew some interesting responses. To be honest I found myself sitting and reading the responses from Mathius and Chris, thinking, “This has to be some kind of joke. No person is really this clueless to the moral ramifications of what they are espousing.” I honestly thought they were joking at first in order to get a rise out of folks. It appears that is not the case. So topic number one will be dedicated to some continuation of that topic. I realize of course there will still be discussions continuing on yesterday’s article as well. There is certainly plenty of big news out there to discuss. I want to reiterate what some new readers may not realize. Open Mic is the chance for everyone else to offer topics that they want to discuss. It helps cut down on “hi-jacking” on other days. So if there is something you want to discuss, start a thread and discuss it!
I received this video from someone yesterday. They wanted to have me add it to the comments, but I didn’t see it until the day was almost gone. So I figure I will add it here. It makes a humorous opening statement for the first topic. I won’t identify the sender, as usual. However, if they choose to identify themselves, that is OK. I always try to err on the side of privacy when someone sends something to me. So keep that in mind. If you send me something that you want me to post, make sure you let me know whether you are OK with my putting your name with it or not. If you don’t I will use discretion and choose to not put your name and allow you to claim your submission yourself. At any rate the video shared with me was this one (It will open in a new window if you click the link and take you to youtube to view the video):
I do realize that this video is a satire. So if you are offended by it, then perhaps you are taking things a bit too seriously. It sure doesn’t seem that the girl who made the video was all that offended by the parody of welfare queens. But it certainly does speak to the impression that many hold of those who Mathius would give my money to….
Perhaps if there weren’t so many folks that fit this parody, people would not be so against helping those who truly need help. Just a thought. And Mathius…. people like you created the people this woman parodies. Just so you know.