Shaming The Leeches
Apparently, I’m not the only one who wants to bring back Shaming…
Homeowners in a southeast Portland neighborhood were upset to find a note on their front doors Monday morning that singled out people collecting food stamps.
The note reads:
“Dear Reader of This Note,
There are twenty seven people in this neighborhood who vote and receive food stamps. The names of these people are being posted where they can be seen by taxpayers and the neighborhood can decide who is truly in need of food.
(signed) Artemis of the wildland”
Good for Artemis.
I’ve long advocated that those receiving welfare should have their names and addresses published once a month in their local newspapers [and, I would add, online].
People should be ashamed to receive welfare, ashamed to have to accept assistance from the government. Such a publishing of names also serves two other purposes: (1) to goad the people named to get their acts together and get off welfare and (2) to let we taxpayers know which of our neighbors are taking our monies. [The latter purpose also has the advantage of letting the community know who may need help in getting back on their feet. The locals will know who is really worthy of receiving assistance and who is not and they will act accordingly — of this I have no doubt for the American Heart is a large heart.]
Of course, being the depraved society we are, especially in Oregon, many of the residents who received the letters have gotten The Vapors:
River Gibeaut was out walking his dog this morning when he found the notes on his neighbor’s porches.
“The weaker people in our society, a good culture takes care of them, they don’t degrade them,” Gibeaut said.
“To just use a broad brush and put every single person’s name up there without really investigating any of the situations, I don’t think that’s right,” neighbor Lauren Davidson said.
This is the second time in a month that letters like this have been found on neighborhood doorsteps. Last month, a letter signed with the same name, targeted people with disabilities. In that letter, the author suggested that receiving benefits makes people with disabilities a threat to the Republic.
“I think it’s messed up and an invasion of privacy that’s really nobody’s business,” Davidson said.
I’m sick and tired of this coddling of the slothful, the shiftless, the indolent. But, hey, according to my more ‘enlightened’ comrades, I’m a HATER, so ignore me and my kind like you have been since FDR.
The thing is: we may decide one day not to tolerate your jackbooting of us anymore.
SIDENOTE: This is not the first time Artemis has communicated with her [I'm guessing from the name] neighbors…
From a report by Fox-12 Oregon back on 09 August:
Flyers described by the City of Portland as hate speech, targeting people with disabilities, was found scattered across several upper class Portland neighborhoods.
So far, the city says there’s no indication where the letters came from. Their only clue is how it’s signed: from the “Artemis of the Wildland.”
Now, you might be thinking: Well, jeez, that’s going too far! Is it?
Think for a moment about all of those people who have been caught scamming the system with fake disabilities or whose disabilities are so minor that they still manage to have under-the-table jobs. It’s not right that hard-working people have to pay these scammers a single, Goddamn penny.
And what about those disabled people who are feeding off the taxpayer teat who became disabled as a result of their criminal activities. Is it right that we should support these thugs?
Shame the bastards.
And have the decency to let us know who we’re really working for.
This age makes me so sick that sometimes I am almost impelled to stop at a corner and start calling down curses from Heaven.
I’m getting sick an awful lot these days.