social welfare

Humans are a communal species that have banded together and cared for their sick, disabled, and elderly since before we were ever modern man. Resources were shared even as skills specialized. 

Capitalism isn’t natural. A community should not have members dying of starvation or exposure while there is an abundance of resources. That isn’t how it works. That isn’t how it’s supposed to work.

Fuck this narrative.

It erases disabled people. The elderly. Children.

It’s classist, ableist, racist, and just wrong.

NOBODY DESERVES TO LIVE IN POVERTY! Period.

Fuck capitalism, liberalism, and political ideas of worth and value.

  • me: money isn't real and scarcity is almost always fabricated. we literally throw away necessities. we produce to excess and a majority of our labor could be automated.
  • them: okay but sweaty who's going to pay for that?
  • me: no one. money isn't real. scarcity is fabricated. we produce and throw away excess necessities.
  • them: but we can't afford to just give away necessities life doesn't work that way.
  • me: the goods literally already exist. you literally just put them in the hands of people who need them instead of the fucking dumpster.
  • them: but what about the money?

maybe politicians and the super rich are so worried about poor people cheating the system to survive because they think we’re like them and want more money than we could possibly spend … at the tax payers expense, which is exactly what they do for themselves. They’re worried we cheat the system for money to live on because they cheat the system for billions to sit on.

Mercury and the 3rd house or ruler of the 3rd indicates an area of life we are interested, engaged, learn with ease, and enjoy teaching.

Mercury in Aries enjoys discussing ideas, themselves, and their plans for the future. They may enjoy teaching people about sports, politics, cars, social movements, and anything that is fresh in their minds.

Mercury in Taurus enjoys discussing their relationships, children, their work, engaging in the life of their friends, the TV shows they have been watching, and their hopes and dreams. They may enjoy teaching budgeting, horticulture, cooking, make up and personal style, and social issues

Mercury in Gemini enjoys discussing whatever is on the mind - this is commonly recently learned information. News and current affairs, school, gossip, as well as more deeper and meaningful subjects can be on the radar. Geminis don’t do - they teach, so Mercury in Gemini people can be found teaching just about anything

Mercury in Cancer enjoys discussing their memories, their family, relationships, and children, especially memories of ancestors, their dreams, their fears and worries, they are highly engaged in the lives of their friends so they become a great point of concerned discussion. Mercury in Cancer people may enjoy teaching business, spiritual matters, childcare, cooking, and photography

Mercury in Leo people enjoy discussing anything they find fascinating - this is mostly themselves and their lover. They may enjoy teaching young people, also anything in the arts, personal style, management, psychology, and politics 

Mercury in Virgo enjoys discussing their work, the concerns they have for other people, their pets, the worries they have that nobody realises, and how they think they can make things better. They may enjoy teaching technology, health, manual skills, gaming, self care, because Mercury is the ruler of Virgo they make natural teachers 

Mercury in Libra enjoys discussing their relationships, the concerns they have for other people, their hopes and dreams, often themselves to gain a foundation and self awareness, crime, their frustrations at injustices They may enjoy teaching law, design, psychology, mediation, family law, and human resources 

Mercury in Scorpio only enjoys stimulating, provoking conversations. They will rarely discuss themselves, but they will verbally evoke demons and truth out of you. They may enjoy teaching psychology, law, science, esoteric studies, politics, and conspiracies 

Mercury in Sagittarius enjoy discussing just about anything, they are seeking a worldly experience through the intellect, so they love talking travel, memories, hopes and dreams, cultural differences and similarities, and philosophies. They may enjoy teaching religion, medicine, spiritual laws, global issues, sports, and theories 

Mercury in Capricorn enjoys discussing their work, current affairs, powerful issues, social concerns, their family, and what they would like to achieve. Mercury in Capricorns make natural teachers because they are invested in the next generation. Whatever they teach, they will aim to convey with expertise 

Mercury in Aquarius enjoys discussing anything wild, out of this world, conspiracies, politics, ideas, spirituality, oppression, social justice, visions, and utopia. They may enjoy teaching technology, social welfare, environmental issues, sociology, and sciences 

Mercury in Pisces enjoys discussing the ethereal and the mysterious, spiritual and religious matters, their concerns and the concerns they have for other people, and how they would like to see a better world. They may enjoy teaching child and health care, esoteric studies, anything in the arts, psychology, and healing 

-C.

Why the welfare cheater is an optical illusion

Many people think that they have caught a welfare cheater when a jobless person answers them elusive about why he needs government money.

However there might be another explanation: Many people on government aid are mentally ill, that is how they became poor in the first place. There are two good reasons to be evasive here:

- Discrimination and physical attack. The violence levels of normal people are higher against mentally ill people than against normal people.

- Uselessness. Many people think that a mental illness can not be so bad.

On the other hand I have a long time ago run into a healthy young man that claimed he take this money as a form of protest. At that time it intensely infuriated me but today I am less sure what I actually saw. The problem is that getting rejected by all employees makes you look weak - a very important problem for young men -but being a rebel makes you look strong.

The third source of error is the attention seeker. Attention seeking might be a sign of a mental illness or personality disorder. In any case as long as the media is looking predominantly for the cheater attention seekers will supply this image.

  • What many people think survival of the fittest means: Only the physically strong and able-bodied who are most capable of being successful in life/business will survive on their own, which is why we need to stop all this welfare crap.
  • What survival of the fittest REALLY means: Those life forms with the most successful strategy for surviving in their niche get to pass their genes on to the next generation. In the case of humans, our successful strategy has been cooperation. None of these people who think they're the fittest are actually capable of surviving on their own, they're at least as dependent on other humans as anyone else, and probably much more dependent than others. They're just using "social darwinism" as an excuse to be hateful, uncaring, greedy little shit-bags who exploit and/or con other people out of their resources. IE, the key to their "success" is they've become parasites. People on welfare aren't parasites, it's the wealthy capitalists who are parasites sucking the life blood out of society. To extend the metaphor, people on welfare or food stamps are like organs in the host's body that are shutting down because of malnutrition caused by the parasites, and the body is trying to fight the disease by sending them help.
Douchebag gets it....

So this happened quite a few years ago, and the stage will take some setting. It might be more of a Karma than a Revenge story, but you guys seem to appreciate it when a Douchebag takes it up the ass, so here’s a fine tale…

I was working as a dishwasher in a new Fine Dining restaurant in the downtown of a largish city. Chef Paul came from a rich family with a lot of connections, but he made his own way through culinary school and was both talented and dedicated to his art. His family ponied up the cash for a location right downtown in Office Tower Land, but Chef Paul made the place the “hotspot” for the movers and shakers of the town. Our clientele was the Rolex set, people with a string of initials on their business cards and high-powered job titles.

Chef Paul was the nicest guy you could imagine away from the restaurant, but when he was on the cookline, he was an aggressive and abrupt bully of the old school. It was an open kitchen, meaning you could see it from the dining room, so he never raised his voice, but he could chew you out in a low-volume whisper, all the time with a poker smile frozen on his face. This was his show, his restaurant, his baby, and woe be it to the person who fucked up while Chef Paul had his game face on.

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Media talks a lot of benefit cuts and people struggling with this, disabled people being denied money and mobility cars, the rise of foodbanks. It’s easy to look at it and think the media is exaggerating, that it’s not as bad as they make it out to be.
I work for a welfare charity on the helpline, doing benefit checks and grant searches. I get 30+ calls, and we’re massively understaffed for the amount of calls we get. Every single day, I hear people’s stories. I don’t ask them why they’re calling, I ask how I can help, and the caller will tell me what is happening in their life at the present moment.
The media isn’t exaggerating. Every call I get is someone about to be made homeless or is homeless, is starving and can’t get out the house due to having no method of transportation due to their car being taken, needing emergency help, getting benefits that don’t even cover the rent let alone the bills and cost of living. For 9 hours a day, I hear stories throughout the UK of how the population are suffering.
If you think you won’t ever suffer from welfare cuts, don’t be so sure. People can fall ill at a moment’s notice, can have someone providing financial stability die, you can lose your job and be restricted to find another. Benefits are there to help when circumstances hit you so hard you don’t know how you’re going to live.
The benefit cuts effect everyone in the UK. They will effect every member of your family, your friends, every person you know who may need them to survive. The cuts have only happened due to Tories being in power.
For the sake of your future, for your financial stability, for your friends, your family. Register to vote, and don’t vote Tory. The Tories want the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer.
For the good of the country, vote, and don’t let the Tories win.

I was talking with an able-bodied person the other day about how it is often best for disabled people to put their worst-face forward during a health assessment and she asked, “Like fake being sicker than you are?” and I said, “No, like, DON’T fake being healthier than you are.”

Because, yeah, sure, you might be having a good day that day and want to show it off, but it could end up making you lose out on services you really need for being ‘too healthy’. Showing our best side is only showing one side and often is showing a side that is unsustainable for us. And then the salt on the wound will be that you have to spend the entire day after the assessment curled up in bed in misery, because you used every ounce of energy you have just making it through the assessment in the first place.

Disabled/Chronically ill people, as a group, are often taught by society to put their best-face forward. To put on our brave-faces. No, our healthy-faces. And not only is that not necessary for us to have to do, but it could end up losing us the help that we really do need.

“Whenever the government provides opportunities and privileges for white people and rich people they call it ‘subsidies.’ When they do it for Negro and poor people they call it ‘welfare.’ The fact is that everybody in this country lives on welfare. Suburbia was built with federally subsidized credit. And highways that take our white brothers out to the suburbs were built with federally subsidized money to the tune of ninety percent. Everybody is on welfare in this country. The problem is that we all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free enterprise capitalism for the poor. That’s the problem.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Feb. 1968, Miami, FL