I was just telling a FB friend how it's still a shock to me that most of the non-fandom friends on my Facebook are so... disappointing in their views. And that they're Trump supporters of course. I miss the like-minded people here. So, I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here.
I've seen a lot of ignorant stuff in my feed today about mass shootings and shaming poor people. And this was posted on FB, so it's not directed to people here.
Why is it that whenever there's a shooting, the gun nuts' answer is always more guns? We've tried it that way forever. Let's try less guns and see if that works.
And why are the gun nuts this way? Do they regret not being around in the old west where people just randomly shot whoever they wanted? Why are they so hot to kill someone?
I don't feel like more violence and killing is the answer. Let's try something different. Just this once.
Now, the Trump food box idea. I assume Fox, and maybe even Trump aides are trying to make it sound like it's going to be a Blue Apron/Hello Fresh kind of thing, but it won't be. It's going to be processed crap. And isn't it going to cost more to pay someone to fix the boxes and ship them? If you're going to do it, give them fresh foods and proteins. If you gave a shit about poor people, that would be the way to go.
This all comes back to the vast hatred some poor people seem to have for other poor people. They want them to be miserable and dress badly, never have any fun or good food ever.
I'm willing to bet that some of you either know someone or have been someone who received government aid at one time. Have you gotten WIC, food stamps, housing assistance, or disability? Medicaid? Gone to the emergency room and used the indigent care program? Know someone who has? Why was it okay for them/you, but not for others? Would you want someone shaming them or you for needing help?
This is America. There is no reason anyone should be hungry here. Do people abuse these programs? Of course. Are you comfortable keeping food from hungry children because of that? Wow, do you not have a conscience? Because I can't be comfortable with that.