"My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better"
South Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer at a recent Town Hall Meeting comparing the poor to animals that breed too much.
So Republican Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer has admitted that his recent remarks that the poor are like stray animals and we shouldn't feed them or they will just breed more and more were "poorly worded."
But really the South Carolina Lieutenant Governor with aspirations to be the Governor is really only voicing what most of the conservative Right in America think at a deeper level. They pretend to think their policies of Social Darwinism masked with the stamp of God called Christian Fundamentalism will help the poor and ultimately help society.
In reality, the inhumane Right of America know that their policies of dismantling social safety nets and creating a society that only works for the wealthy will not do anything for the poor, other than to make their lives more miserable. The policies of the American Right is designed to not only increase the suffering of the poor, the working poor, the working class,and even what is left of the American middle class, but mainly to exploit them for the benefit of the wealthy of the country.
The reason that there are no real jobs programs for the 20% of Americans that are unemployed is because no one wants to take resources to help the poor and Corporate America benefits from the lack of jobs competition. If unemployed Americans were to suddenly have jobs then Corporate America would not have a nearly unlimited pool of the unemployed to draw upon. Companies would have to increase wages to attract workers and have to settle for the less than perfect job candidate for hire.
In short, our present system works, but only for Corporate America and the financial interests that run America.
This Corporate system of exploitation of the poor and the near poor is supported by the worldview of the Right that is summed up in Bauer's comments.
Bauer doesn't believe he has said anything wrong. Rather he thinks he just has a problem with the right words. You see Bauer, like the rest of the American Right, believe they can hide inhumane policies designed to work for the rich with the right phrases.
In reality, they are correct.
The whole system of modern day American Fascism has been given to us by manipulating words and creating slogans so the public won't question the policies. We have the brutal system of Corporate/Governmental Fascism dressed up and made to smell better with the right wording. What we really need is the brutal honesty of the Right, like Bauer's, to tell us how they really feel and what their agenda really is.
Bauer is being blamed for speaking the truth about the Right with out the 'right' words. For that he shouldn't be condemned. Instead, Bauer should be the spokesman for the American Right so that the public can really understand the exact mentality behind the present day Fascist programs of America.