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We Should Just Eat the Poor

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Time and time again, we in America are inundated with the rhetoric of how "entitlements" are what is driving our National Debt.   This spending is crippling our economy, we are told.   And it is not a problem that is isolated to America, only.   Across Europe, austerity measures have been implemented in order to combat global, economic meltdowns.   Why? : Because there are simply too many people in need of assistance from their governments around the world; governments which cannot afford to take care of them"or so we are told.


In the world today, there are millions upon millions of people who are suffering in poverty. Many are unemployed, homeless, hungry and desperately looking for relief.   In "developed" nations, those in need are absorbing much of their nation's fiscal resources. Unfortunately, many of America's resources are allocated to nations who cannot afford to take care of their own but unfortunately, these funds often never make it to the people yet, we keep sending them.   The amount of money we in America give to this cause is staggering.   This cost adds to our fiscal deficit and could or rather, should be used more productively in other areas.


In America, Social Security is said to be taking up half of our National Budget and Medicare/Medicaid, food stamps, etc ; the rest.   We are told the numbers of dependents are growing too large for the resources of this Nation and other nations to support. Thanks to media's demonizing these programs, it has somehow become acceptable to state that the people dependent upon State money are no longer "productively" contributing to our society as a whole.   We are on average, decreasing our collective abilities with these extra bodies; these socio-economic drains.   Sadly enough, that not such a false statement.


Everyday, we are handed extra fees, fines and taxes just to pay for their increasing dependency and associated governmental costs attributed to their unfortunate existence.   Those who are productive in our present society are expected to care for those who continue to exist thanks to the government teat while the numbers of these dependents grows exponentially.   Yes, much of this need is caused from corporate greed and a poor business environment but it is the inevitable outcome of a world which has become overpopulated with resource allocation strained and misery, a seeping wound of the people.   Just imagine if there weren't so many in need: Imagine how much extra money the rest of us would have.  


To combat, support and forever solve the "problems" as reported by so many neo-conservatives, "right wing" politicians and their followers world wide, I propose the following steps which would be an extreme solution but nonetheless, a necessary one that I am certain would pass not only in Congressional review but in so many State legislative bodies and foreign Nations which have adopted extremist solutions all their own in order to solve the "problems" of over population and increasing social dependence.   The solution is as follows:


We should eat the poor and downtrodden.


I know what you must be thinking: What?!?! You're Insane!!! Don't be alarmed at this initial reaction; it is a perfectly normal one but alas, it is just a temporary one. You will soon enough, with the full support of politicians and their media talking heads, come to accept it as a step which is necessary toward alleviating so many "problems" across the Globe, unless of course, you are among those chosen for said eating.   After all, this nation and others believed "Weapons of Mass Destruction" was a viable reason to wage a brutal, never ending, civilian killing war so what I am proposing will soon enough be accepted as a necessary step toward maintaining our "National Security" and complete, financial stability on a global level.  


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Steven Forrest is a Project Architect living in St. Petersburg, Florida. Currently, he is working to implement Green Building initiatives in several communities across Florida. Given the current situation in America and the continued (more...)
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