Dear bleeding hearts,
Here’s the thing about the metaphor “bleeding heart” that no one has told you. A bleeding heart is useless. It’s gushing blood all over everywhere, not pumping it to where it’s needed. So while it might be a spectacular thing to behold – an organ spraying blood like a dramatic fireworks display – really all it does is make a mess, causes everyone a lot of strife, then dies.
Therefore this cute little monopoly you have on the caring points via your bleeding heart? If you actually cared as much as you claim, you wouldn’t be a leftist at all. Listen up you twits: caring is futile if it’s not followed with action leading to a positive result. You cannot pass someone in need with a tear in your eye, because you CARE SO MUCH, then award yourself the feel-good-points if you do nothing to help. No, sympathetic feelings don’t count. This good Samaritan analogy carries on to public policy.
For the sake of keeping this open letter to you dunderheads short, I’m limiting it to three popular issues.
One: “Free college for all” isn’t wonderful. It’s theft. Before you scream at me some inane chant, don’t. It may sound all warm and tingly, this idea that everyone gets a free education. But feeling is about where you’ve stopped, isn’t it? So you know, what you’re feeling is nothing but entitlement and greed.
Someone has to pay for that education, you brat. Rather like when you were a child, demanding Fruit Loops. Gross. Except you couldn’t just “have them.” Mommy had to buy it, so you could double fist it into your whiny mouth.
The same principle applies to college (or any product or service). If you’re not paying for it, someone else is. In this case via their tax dollars. Taxes are taken by the government from people. And if someone doesn’t pay those taxes, there are legal repercussions. Sometimes prison. Which means your “free” college education? It’s funded by an unwilling participant. Ergo THEFT. Before you scream “BUT WE’LL STEAL IT FROM THE RICH” read on. I have a note for you later. Spoiler alert: you’ll hate it.
Two: Raising the minimum wage doesn’t put more money in anyone’s pocket. It puts people out of a job. See also “math.” You believe paying employees more is kind. You believe it’s right. Because it sounds lovely. “Paying people a living wage. It’s just so FAIR and JUST!” But no it isn’t. You’re asking government to force a business owner to act on your greedy behalf. No, the ends do not justify the means. To survive, businesses lay off lower skilled workers (who need jobs), in favor of people who are worth whatever arbitrary amount of money you economically-challenged nitwits have decided the wage shall be. For more information on how you’ve been getting people fired while feeling swell about it, read Former CEO of McDonald’s Schools #FightFor15 Whiners in Brilliant OpEd.
Three: Food stamps create government dependency, not charity.
Brief side note: Before waxing eloquent about “helping the poor,” stop. As in example one, the government cannot “give” unless it takes. Let’s use an analogy. Think about giving someone a skin graft. But in order to “give” skin, you must first strip skin from a living person. Who’s strapped to a gurney. Screaming. No, it doesn’t matter if that person has a lot of skin. It doesn’t matter if you feel entitled to some of that skin simply because they have more than you. Replace skin with money and you’ll understand the analogy.
Back to welfare. Giving money to people who haven’t earned it removes their incentive to earn. For themselves. If you’ve been to a national park, you will have noticed a sign reading: “Don’t feed the animals.” Because if you feed the animals, they’ll stop hunting or foraging; ceasing to be wild animals. They’ll become domesticated sloths, relying on the humans for sustenance.
If we’re unwilling to burden human dependency on wildlife, why is it “charitable” for human beings? What is kind about making a human dependent on government?
If you answered “because some people can’t fend for themselves,” look in the mirror and repeat after me: “I think I care about people, but really I believe people are stupid, useless, and need government to care for them. Also, I’m not willing to care for them personally, I’d rather government do it on my behalf.” Yes, that’s exactly what you’re doing. You’re helping no one. You’re not caring for them with your own money, or your own time. No, no, you’re voting Democrat. Democrats who support policies which take money from people who earn, to use for whatever pet project they sold to you naive fecal patties… while reading off a teleprompter. Read Dear Liberals: Your Cult-like Faith in Government is Disturbing…
Here’s the grand slam takeaway for you feeling fools. Your cares, your feels, your boo-hoo tears? They’re useless. Your chants, your hashtags, your changing avatars on Facebook? Useless. Your “solidarity,” your trinkets, your ribbons? Useless. Voting for leftist Democrats to act “charitable” on your behalf? You’re the problem. You’re not “caring.” You’re a greedy fool.
Caring only matters if it inspires action which leads to a positive result. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. All you’re doing is voting for the contractor to lay the bricks. Which he paid for with taxpayer dollars. No, it’s not the thought that counts. It’s the result that matters.
If you want to truly care for people instead of having an emotional reaction, stop your heart from bleeding. Allow it to pump blood to the brain. Stop for a second and think through the problem. If you actually care, use your emotion to inspire positive action with positive results. Because any mush-for-brains zombie can “care.”
Written by Courtney Kirchoff