SuperJail Warden wrote:Jay reminds me of something that happened with two of my girl students last year. In my AP politics class I did a political compass assignment with my students, a bunch of high achieving seniors. It was a small class with only 7 kids.
What I found interesting: The low income Hispanic girl who needed to work the counter of a pizza shop after school every day and has a no contact order against her dad was an economic centrist. She said a lot about poor people being lazy etc. The privileged white girl whose parents kept in constant contact with the school and gave her everything was the most economic liberal of the class. She had some conservative ideas about morality but "if people need help just give it to them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ "
I think that says a lot about people who take those hardline views about the poor. Jay literally had the worst economic upbringing of anyone here and had to spend time riding around in a gun truck to get an education that was bestowed upon the rest of us. The rest of us are multigenerational middle class people while Jay literally experienced the childhood poverty they make me read pamphlets about.
But it's the middle class by birth people here who want to expand benefits to others that we will never qualify for meanwhile Jay is calling us women for it.
Jay must feel insecure. I don't mean he feels bad about himself. I think he worries that he is one tax increase away from the poor house.
I mean, do I really need to add much more? You said it yourself, you were all born middle class, yeah? None of you have any responsibility. You've all taken the easiest path through life and you're coasting on support from your parents and middling salaries. You haven't even moved out yet. It's very easy to be generous with other people's money when it won't impact you. The sad part is, your parents probably busted their asses in order to give you the easy life you take for granted and despise. I'm sure your mom or your grandmother had to scrub toilets at some point to get by, and I'm sure she felt the same way that the girl does.
I also don't think for a second that you genuinely care about anyone else, let alone the poor. To care about others you must first care about yourself, and you have no self respect. Maybe faking it makes you believe that you maintain some humanity, or that if you fake it enough, it will stick. Maybe you're an outcast and maintaining an outwardly liberal persona, one that shows outward caring, will maybe one day lead someone to care about you. You're in for a rude awakening if it's the latter. Seeking affection from other entitled, self important, and narcissistic people is a losing proposition.
Let me know what your priorities and your politics are when you've got a mortgage, kids, and a few car payments. Let me know what your politics are when you actually decide to put some effort into life and realize that you're carrying a helluva lot of deadweight humans along with you.