Skip to comments.HURT: Fire and brimstone from the Church of Do-Goodery
Posted on 04/11/2012 12:18:59 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Two of the wisest sages of all time Mark Twain and Jesus Christ himself spoke memorably about the dangers of worrisome do-gooders run amok.
Indeed, it is the curse of do-gooders the world over to find fault in everyone except themselves. And they usually do great harm when they fix things that usually are not broken all in the odious name of self-righteousness.
Nothing so needs reforming as other peoples habits, Twain observed.
And in the Sermon on the Mount, it was Jesus a famous carpenter, among other things who warned that do-gooders would be much more righteous and less of a nuisance if they would first remove the plank of lumber from their own eye before going about removing the speck of sawdust from anothers eye.
All of which brings us to New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and a heinous but avoidable crime in Brooklyn on Easter Sunday.
A man named Nakwon Foxworth, according to police, was returning to his apartment late Saturday night with his pregnant girlfriend and their small son, whom Mr. Foxworth, 33, was pushing in a baby stroller.
Upon encountering an obstacle that furniture movers had placed to hold the door open, Mr. Foxworth became enraged and, instead of going around the obstacle or removing it, began ramming the stroller carrying his precious future into the obstacle.
Then he produced a 9 mm handgun and began furiously waving it at the offending furniture movers. When one of them retreated to call police, Mr. Foxworth dumped the handgun into his sons stroller, went inside and retired to his apartment.
When police arrived, Mr. Foxworth opened fire and hit four police officers before being shot in the abdomen.
In addition to the 9 mm, police recovered two other firearms.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
There are two kinds of people in the world.
Those who just want to be left alone, and the bothersome, meddling busybodies who just won’t leave them alone.
Nanny State PING! for our most obnoxious nanny-statist.
Those who just want to be left alone, and the bothersome, meddling busybodies who just wont leave them alone.
Ain't THAT the truth!!!
Read through the story, and got an immediate flashback to twenty years or so ago.
I’d flown into the NY area on an engineering job, was met by the local sales rep and transported down into the Brooklyn dock area (past a collection of burned-out vehicles and buildings, along with the biggest collection of security gates I’d ever seen) where I was to meet with the customer at his facility.
After the quick and successful meeting(s), the sales rep and I climbed back into his car for the trip back to the airport.
“So,” said the rep, “What do you think of Brooklyn?” (I was based out of Denver at that time and had cheerfully admitted that it was my very first time EVER in New York, city or state.)
“Well,” I said, “After some of the things I’ve seen here today, I’ve got to say that if we’re going to be here after dark, the Good News is that I’m qualified with the M-60 machine gun, and the Bad News is that I don’t have one with me.”
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