Friday, March 07, 2003
Welfare to work

Michael Moore can take this and shove it up his stoopid white arse:

Researchers Back Welfare-to-Work Programs

Mr. Moore's idea that the Welfare to Work program, not bad parenting or adult responsibility, led to the shooting death of a six-year-old child is a joke. Not once does he place the blame on the adult owners of the gun who left it within easy reach of a six-year-old boy, the adult who was left responsible for the boy. Not once did he blame the boy's mother, who left her son with an obviously irresponsible adult.

I am the product of a single mother who worked her tail off to support three children. We didn't have a "helpful" extended family in the neighborhood, much less on this continent, and we never were on welfare. My mother brought us up with a strong hand-- no, she did not hit us. But she commanded respect from us, or else. We were brought up with a respect for authority, and an emphasis on the importance of education in living a better life. None of us ended up in legal trouble or on drugs. Our mother worked (3 jobs, 7 days/week, at one point), and we didn't kill our classmates. Bottom line is that our mother raised us with incredible strength of character and a lot of love. She was a good parent. That is the bottom line in these tragic stories: anybody can have a child, but very few (relatively speaking) can be good parents.

And one more point on what was by far the worst movie I've seen in a long time (that would be Bowling for Columbine): Lockheed Martin/the US Government/Rich White America/[fill in the blank] did not give those murderous teenage thugs the guns and bomb-making materials to kill their classmates in Littleton. The crooks of our society will always find other crooks to help them achieve their goals. Again, some good ol' parental supervision probably would have prevented the tragedy. Let's put the blame where the blame belongs, okay?

And on that note, I will say no more. I regret spending my money on that joke of a movie. If it wins the Academy Award for Best Documentary, it will officially wipe out any iota of credibility the Academy Awards has in choosing legitimately deserving films for awards. Bowling for Columbine was no documentary-- it was an anti-Bush, anti-Republican, anti-Capitalism rant, filled with lies, ommissions and one-sided theories.

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