Go back to previous topic
Forum nameOkay Activist Archives
Topic subjectRE: Culture of Poverty?
Topic URLhttp://board.okayplayer.com/okp.php?az=show_topic&forum=22&topic_id=22392&mesg_id=22444
22444, RE: Culture of Poverty?
Posted by spirit, Sun Aug-13-00 07:57 AM
>Do you believe in it?
>From William Niskanen
>"Welfare is both a consequence and
>a cause of several conditions
>best described as social pathologies.
>These conditions include dependency, poverty,
>out-of-wedlock births, nonemployment, abortion, and
>violent crime.

okay, i don't believe in this...but i do believe in a culture of underachievement, where cats on the honor roll are looked at as clowns instead of success stories...

i think out-of-wedlock births and violent crime might be more attributable to a culture of "misplaced masculinity", where cats judge their manhood by how many girls they've bagged or their ability to handle violent confrontation. has nothing to do with poverty, if you ask me. the columbine high school cats weren't poor, but it seems to me they had some masculinity issues, the "rambo" syndrome, that "oh, they're fucking with me, i'm gonna kill everyone". they were pretty badly in need of a hug. ;-)

Spread love,


August is Top 10 Month...

The 10 Reasons why you should go to http://www.theamphibians.com

(1) the all-american jerk boy awards...guilliani is leading...
(2) for your convenience, we only do updates once every blue moon
(3) because i'll break your legs if you don't
(4) you need a reason to put off clipping your toenails for 7 more minutes
(5) the bizarre user names (mr. bungles, angry armenian, spottieottiedopalicious etc.)
(6) the good posts that get completely unrecognized
(7) the amazingly true story of me getting mugged, somewhere in there
(8) the goofy bios
(9) to figure out what the hell "fermented bells" are
(10) because you're tired of reading this long ass lists of reasons....just click it! http://www.theamphibians.com

9 out of 10 people with two arms find something interesting about http://www.theamphibians.com
This summer: new audio, same odd sense of humor. Don't get "left" out, mossie your two-armed self on over and check it out.