Last night at the CNN/Tea Party Republican Debate, the idea of letting a guy with no money and no health insurance die rather than being treated at a hospital got applause from the audience.
Today, I read an AP story about a 101 year old woman evicted from her son’s foreclosed home. The son, 65, apparently has some problems - he’d been ignoring the notices for some time. But, and here’s the big but – the sheriff or marshal or police guys there, they can’t call someone? She was literally put out on the street with her stuff. A friend is letting her stay in a place and the stuff is in the process of being moved from the curb. No one calls to anyone?
Tough luck guy and old, old lady, it’s a hard world these days. I got mine, you shoulda got yours when you could.
I’ve been thinking about that poster from way back about “they came for the Jews and I wasn’t a Jew,” the tradition of Jubilee and the fact that in an historical society that I can’t quite place, “stealing” enough food to eat for the day from a field wasn’t a crime if you were hungry. Can’t escape being a human that I know of.
One of these days, rich folks, and maybe some of us not so rich, may need more than gated communities.