Daddy ("The Admiral, WB '71") is a big fan of Jay Hein. He is always quoting me this faith-based crap:
In early 2001, America's public conversation about how best to help our most disadvantaged citizens has reached an important point of widely shared consensus. We agree that low-income families and at-risk youth benefit greatly from individualized, caring support offered by people who can provide emotional encouragement and practical help. We agree also that government cannot well provide this kind of intensive, personalized, on-going compassionate care and hope-renewing love. Rather, the institutions of civil society - and particularly the faith community - must fulfill this role.
Daddy gives megabucks to Hudson 'cuz he says its a good investment. Believe me he doesn't give a shit about the ghetto. Every time I date a black dude and give him a little "hope renewing love" Daddy craps his pants. Daddy hates black people and he hates welfare. Says the blacks are failures in a culture of failure and its their own damn fault. Believe me, it's all about the Benjamins. You should have seen Daddy running through the house whooping when they cut the dividend tax. "Take that you black sonofabitches!," he was yelling and waving the check. "Let God save your sorry asses!"
How did my photo end up on the internet? Just hope that Mummy does not see it. I thought Candidia was just teasing when she made me do it. I had to shout, "Wealth Bondage! We're #1," over and over. She said it was to teach me to be more positive. Now, it is comes to this. How humiliating. More anon. Must scoot.
As I write all the time about giving, and helping other people, I just want to thank Shelley Powers for her on-going generosity in helping me pull this site together. It may be a good example of the net value of giving. She has, with her expertise, saved me many fatal errors, tens of hours of fruitless work, and the misery of making a constant mess. What would the world be like if we kept track of kindness as closely as money? Within a close-knit community, giving is not reciprocal - a guid for a quo. Shelley rejects that, actually, as demeaning. In the spirit of blogging we give to one another, keep track of who is a giver, and someone sees to it that the circle closes. That is the kind of world I want to live in. So, Shelley, may the circle close around us. May your gifts return 100 fold.
Was reading this in my dumpster and dreaming. Everyone needs a dream:
Seeing one of the roles of first-world, democratic countries as humanitarian, Sean Godsell designed emergency and relief housing that utilize recycled shipping containers. Mass-produced, inexpensive, and easy to ship and stockpile, the containers are approximately 8 feet wide by 8 feet high by 20 feet long, and adequate size for temporary housing.