... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.
A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text... (with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)
Friday, May 18, 2012
of the new right wing governments.
Garbage fees for Toronto food banks, shelters a 'slap in the face'
On one hand the new right wing governments are telling us that government shouldn't be in the business of helping the poor and that the churches should be picking up the ball and running with it because charity is the role of the church, not the state. On the other hand they're increasing costs and charges for things for churches to make if difficult for them to actually provide those services. It makes one wonder what the motives of these levels of government really are.
(And, if truth be told, I think that the motives are the same as they've always been, and are best expressed by C. Dicken's Ebenezer Scrooge: "If they [the poor] would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."
And no, I don't think I'm being too harsh here.)