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America’s Shameless Welfare Culture

Posted: March 31, 2016 at 8:35 am   /   by

There was a time when Americans felt shame for taking a government handout. That is no longer the case. Look around, this nation is plagued by a welfare culture that openly promotes a life on the taxpayer’s dime as something to be flaunted. I have seen numerous women place their EBT cards in their bra strap like some sort of disturbing fashion accessory. I’ve heard slackers and bums young and old cackle with laughter as they describe how they’ve cheated the system to suck just a little bit more of the money out of the pockets of hard working Americans. The welfareites have no shame. They feel no remorse for their ‘lifestyle’, a lifestyle that has made them a willing burden on those who wish to retain their human decency by choosing to work rather than leech off the system.

The United States government has taken every possible action to remove even the slightest potential for shame from the welfare system. Instead of receiving food stamps in the mail, the welfareites can now carry a debit card which is reloaded at the beginning of the month with stolen money. Make no mistake, the American welfare system exists through the prerequisite of theft. The money of decent, working Americans is taken by force so that it can be redistributed to those who choose not to work. Sure, there are those welfare recipients who truly cannot work due to serious disability, but they are far outnumbered by the common welfareite who simply chooses not to work because they’d rather not get out of bed in the morning.

Those who choose the welfare lifestyle should feel shame. Shame is a natural human reaction to stagnation and sloth. The shame that human beings feel when they no longer become productive is an essential aspect of our specie’s survival. It is the emotional reaction which spurs us to further action. This essential characteristic of humanity is slowly being bred out of us by a system of government which promotes dependence and the end goal of utter reliance on the state. The socialist despises shame because shame is an emotion which stands as a barrier to the growth of government. We should all be ashamed that we have allowed the state to control nearly every aspect of our lives; from the food that we eat to the music that we listen to on the radio. We should also be ashamed that most of us have stood idly by while the government has stolen money directly from our pockets. The fact that the government and the welfare state has grown to such an incomprehensible size is no excuse to sit by and do nothing. The simple expression of dissent is sufficient for the free man to stem the tides of shame.

As for the welfarites, many are already too far gone to once again feel the essential human emotion of shame. Welfare programs are designed to replicate the cycle of drug addiction. The government hooks us when we are young with free lunch programs and public school. Later in life we find it more and more difficult to proceed in life without giving in to the temptation of government subsidies. The American life has become a parade of dependence. Those of us who wish to retain our dignity have done everything in our power to remain independent from this sick system. Sadly, it has become virtually impossible to avoid the welfare system. It would be virtually impossible to find one American who hasn’t taken government money at some point in their life. With that being said, we must distinguish between the victims of the welfare state and those who wholeheartedly embrace it.

Skyler Miller

Skyler Miller

Team Writer at Western Free Press
As the former host of the Skyler Miller Show and a regular contributor to Western Free Press, Skyler Miller stands as one of the most uncompromising voices in American politics. Known for his grit, humor, and biting criticisms, Miller remains a prime example of individualism and intellectual integrity in the realm of contemporary journalism.
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America's Shameless Welfare Culture