CLASS BIGOTRY ... THE NEW OBJECTS OF DISCRIMINATION!

I just posted this on my personal Facebook page this morning ...

Even though I support the efforts of the Occupy Movement, I strongly believe that the biggest way we can change our nation and the world is by learning to care for each other. The argument I hear many people say about those who visit food pantries or seek other aid is that they are playing the system and want something for nothing. Although you may have a few that do that, the majority of people are just struggling and need just a little help. This attitude of turning the nose up at the poor, classifying them as lazy bums is causing people who desperately need help to avoid asking out of fear of the social stigma of being labeled.

In my eye, I see this as a form of bigotry and prejudice just as foul as calling an African American the "N" word or treating people that are down and out like lepers. It disgusts me to see this being carried on, and you would think that this goes on at Wall Street or in the board rooms of major corporations; the answer is no. So where does this go on? Answer, in your places of work, your churches, and in the isles of grocery stores. Especially in churches.

Yes, one would say that the churches are the leaders when it comes to setting up food pantries, missions, soup lines, etc. That is true, but why then do these same churches have parishioners that behave in talking like Klansmen in a KKK rally? Could it be because they are tired? Maybe. The job of helping the poor is a large undertaking, especially when you are only a few dollars away from joining them. Or could it be apathy towards the poor because a person who talks about them makes plenty of money and is comfortable, or does not truly see the real picture?

Now I'm not trying to beat anyone up here. I just want people to start thinking about how they are treating each other. I believe that If we start by changing our attitudes and outlook on others, we can change our neighborhoods, our towns, our states, our nation, and then, Wall Street could possibly change due to there will be enough caring people to go up to them and say NO! YOU WON'T CHEAT YOUR FELLOW MAN ANYMORE!

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Comment by indiana.activist on December 16, 2011 at 7:10am
In recent days I sent this blog to the local newspaper office as a letter to the editor. It did not go into publication. :-(
So my next step is to launch a series of paid advertisements to send out the call to action in bits and pieces. I think the first sentence "Even though I support the Occupy Movement may have killed the letter because it sounded like an advertisement for the movement, and our newspaper refused to give free publicity. I will post more details and info as time goes by.

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