Skip to comments.Why this picture of neighbours pulling together fills me with hope.
Posted on 01/13/2010 9:49:21 AM PST by sodpoodle
The creation of the welfare state in the late Forties brought many good things to Britain. Before it was introduced, millions of people received inadequate education, health care, support in sickness and old age, even warmth in their homes. The poor were denied legal aid. As one historian puts it: 'The feeling remained strong that poverty was the fault of the individual and should be punished.' It is extraordinarily moving, to read accounts of the wonder and gratitude with which, from 1948 onwards, those who had hitherto been deprived of what we consider necessities of life found that they could get free drug prescriptions and spectacles, and cash to spare them from the worst extremes of deprivation. Yet something has also been lost during the intervening 60-odd years. The idea became firmly fixed that it is the responsibility of the state to address all misfortunes, care for those in need and correct every injustice of daily life.
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Worldwide, what we would call "poverty" is THE NATURAL STATE of most human beings.
Most of the people in the world have IQs that are too low to allow them to create for themselves anything other than what we would consider to be "poverty".
meanwhile in The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, one woman, 2 shovels and 3 beer bottles later...
Every human being is born with all the necessary tools for a life of purpose and accomplishment.
A BEATING HEART!
Where are the mooselimbs and blacks in that photo?
There no mooselimbs or blacks in Upper Michigan...
More than 100 residents in Galt Road, Farlington, set about clearing the snow despite health and safety advice
“Where is Galt Road?”
Damn you’re good!!!
The most shocking remark for me was the warning from authorities that these folks can be sued under some Health and Safety act. What a shameful end for the once great nation: be punished for good deeds...
People with low IQs can enjoy all the "purpose" they want to enjoy in life, but they simply CANNOT "accomplish" the same things that people with high IQs can accomplish.
You want indoor plumbing, clean drinking water, and covered sewers?
You want electricity and refrigerators and lightbulbs and air-conditioning?
You want cars powered by internal combustion engines driven on paved roads [not to mention trains travelling down train tracks]?
You want to fly by propeller-driven airplane or by jet aircraft?
You want to communicate over the internet on your cellphone?
You want immunizations and X-Rays and CAT-Scans and MRIs and sterile operating rooms and fifth generation Cephalosporins?
Then you darned better have plenty of high-IQ people around who can provide you with those things, because low-IQ people, when left to their own devices, in their natural state of existence, are going to be living lives that are not easily distinguished from the lives lived by Neanderthals and Cro Magnons.
I feel blessed to have survived outdoor plumbing, oil lamps and to have benefited from evolving advances in medicine and creature comforts. I have never felt deprived or poor....just lucky.
In all my life experiences - average people with average IQs have built and improved upon the talents of the Edisons and Einsteins.
God has given us two eyes, two ears, two hands, and two feet,so that if we lose one of these members we still have one left.
But He has given us only one soul, and if we lose that we have no other with which to enjoy eternal happiness. Our first care,therefore, should be to save our soul, which is to share with the body either eternal happiness or eternal woe. It will avail no man at this supreme tribunal to urge, “I was dazzled by the glitter of wealth; I was deceived by the promises of the world.”
The inexorable Judge will answer, “I warned you against these.
Did I not say, ‘What doth it profit a man if he gain the
whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul?” (Matt. 16:26)
"Average" IQ for the people we grew up with is about 100.
"Average" IQ for the world is more like 85, or 80.
You need an IQ of about 90 just to learn to read [and that's reading simple stuff, like comic books, not treatises on brain surgery or rocket science].
MOST people in the world have IQs so low that they can never realistically expect to learn to read [much less write or perform arithmetic calculations].
Where do we get these idiots?
This was a wonderful thread.
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