Saturday, September 15, 2012

An observation

One ot the things I have noticed about do-gooders is that an awful lot of them are using their particular cause to avoid their basic responsibilities.

I have seen an awful lot of people that are out there getting involved in various causes that have not done a very good job of taking care of their families. It makes me wonder because the family is the basic brick of society and I have always figured that that should be taken care of first.

Yet it seems that an awful lot of people that get involved in one cause or another seem to let their family go straight to hell while they are off parading around somewhere in support of something like the supporting the Eskimo coffeebean pickers or making sure the prisoners in Guantanamo Bay are not getting beaten up after they throw urine at the Marine guards.

While a lot of these people are off protesting somewhere in their self-rightous indignation making sure the poor get their EBT cards on time, their kids ar off somewhere running amok and getting into seventeen different kinds of trouble or their spouse is out checking out the local meat because they are not home enough.

Of course, most of these people will tell you how important it is to make sure the Sudanese Snow Shoveler's union gets a fair contract and for sake of argument we can say it would be nice to make sure the Sudanese Snow Shovelers get a fair shake. But they ought to remember that it is also important that these people try and do a decent job of raising their kids so the rest of us do not have to suffer by dealing with an out of control drug addicted 12 year old or a 14 year old stick-up artist.

Things start at home and after that is taken care of I suppose that then one can go off looking for causes to support. An awful lot of people seem to forget that.

It would be interesting to see how many of the Occupy Wall Street crowd are good family people. I would imagine some are but I'd bet there are an awful lot of people that were out there raising hell and carrying on while their kids were hanging out somewhere raising themselves by hanging out at the local clubhouse of the friendly, local, neighborhood outlaw motorcycle club learning how to start a thrilling career as a cocaine dealer.

Of course, as soon as you point out that their little Johnny just got hauled in for peddling crack to elementary school kids the excuses start to abound. They will explain to you thet their little neglected Johnny isn't a drug dealer, he's an unregistered pharmicist. If he gets nailed for pimping out his kid sister they will explain to you that their kid isn't a pimp, he's a love broker and those pesky laws ought to be stricken down.

If you look at a lot of these people out there that are supporting a lot of couses you are certain to find a number of people that are there either because they want to avoid their responsibilities or are trying to make up for being failures in their personal life.
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