- Why does it create a “culture of dependency” if you give milk to starving babies, but not if you give fat subsidies to wealthy agribusinesses?
- How can you not see the difference between a fellow human being who would gladly work – or is already working one or two jobs – and a wild animal in a National Forest?
- How can you simultaneously deny saving people from starvation on the pretext that doing so would create some abstract “culture of dependency,” and refuse to create jobs for them that would both rebuild our nation and create a “culture of independence and self-reliance”?
It’s easy to dismiss such persons as stupid, ignorant, or consciously hypocritical. And indeed, some of them are just that. But others, not usually the ones who create sound bites or pontificate on Fox, are decent human beings. They’re befuddled and enthralled by Francis Bacon’s “Four Idols.” The trick is to bring the good but befuddled close enough to the cave’s entrance to see the light, and to enlist their aid in blocking those who are truly beyond redemption.
Left frames, sequentially:
- Rep. Stephen Fincher (R TN).
- Rep. Mary Franson (R MN).
- Rep. Eric Cantor (R Va).
- Jesus of Nazareth, as imagined by Michelangelo (I Land of Perpetual Conflict and Slaughter).