serpent_sky: Also, wanting to be able to live decently and afford things like food, health care, and electricity isn't envy, it's realistic.
serpent_sky: "Obama and de Blasio exemplify Schoeck's concern. Both of them are consumed with tapping into a debased appetite for envy, driving a wedge between the classes. "I had to stop reading there. The wedge between the classes is a real thing, driven by the fact that the rich are SO incredibly rich, and seem to delight in torturing the poor, going so far as to act as if a minimum wage increase will cripple companies with record profits... and CEOs that make hundreds of thousands, if not millions.
Dahnkster: With friends like this, who needs enemas.[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x400]
Dr Dreidel: simplicimus: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/pope-francis-breaking-new-groun d- in-jewish-catholic-relations/"The Pope and Rabbi Skorka made history by sharing meals and praying together during Sukkot and Sabbath at the Vatican - making Pope Francis perhaps the first bishop of Rome to do so, since St. Peter himself."That wasn't to say such a friendship is impossible. Just that the more religious a community is, the more Republicans (or conservatives) one seems to find there.// and I'm willing to bet it's not hardcore Orthodoxy you'll find in meetings with Pope Frankel
UrukHaiGuyz: Bloody William: In whatever your foundation of morals are, where does it say that the poor should suffer sufficiently before they're worthy of help?Objectivism 101.
jigger: 200 years ago the richest people in the world shiat in a hole in the ground. Today the poorest americans have indoor plumbing and toilet paper. 200 years from now, people like you will be crowing about "the poor" even though they have everything they'll ever need and more.
Ned Stark: If social inequality isn't a left issue then what does left even mean?
jigger: ikanreed: jigger: ikanreed: jigger: Rapmaster2000: I heard that a lot of these poors have refrigerators.I guess in the next few centuries people will claim the poor aren't really poor because they have replicators and holodecks. But they're really poor, you see, because they don't have a ships with warp drive.Keeping food rather than letting it spoil: only for the rich.If you can afford to do this, how poor are you? It's all relative, which was my point.If you can afford to not do this, how rich are you?Seriously, do you think going shopping every day is cheaper?Losing food to spoilage?It's not even remotely relative.200 years ago the richest people in the world shiat in a hole in the ground. Today the poorest americans have indoor plumbing and toilet paper. 200 years from now, people like you will be crowing about "the poor" even though they have everything they'll ever need and more.
Fart_Machine: Isn't the Catholic League one guy and a fax machine?
DjangoStonereaver: MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Catholic League's farm system is a jokeAs is their embrace of the Designated Hitter Hitler
somedude210: *headdesk* Obama is not a goddamn socialist, you morons. Social inequality is not a left or right issue. Everyone suffers from income inequality because the economy is stagnant. If you bothered to pull your heads out of your asses and stop making this a political issue, you'd see that we need to do something now so we can all benefit.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: The Catholic League's farm system is a joke
mrshowrules: serpent_sky: Also, wanting to be able to live decently and afford things like food, health care, and electricity isn't envy, it's realistic.They are using a greed argument against the poor? That's some pretty advanced douche-baggery.
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