19 December 2010

A sort of plunder

When a community descends into the state where it demands charity as a right it becomes degenerate. It loses the sense of gratitude and appreciation for the charitable acts of kindness and begins to see the grants of gifts as entitlements, available for the taking. It becomes a sort of plunder, not unlike the plunder of God's natural resources the extractors are perpetrating on the planet across the globe. 
Any culture that does not see the need for its own members to work for a living for the sake of their own ability to deserve their autonomy is a degenerate culture. Such was the state of the poor Afrikaaners in the early 20th century, and such is the state of the Haredi community in Israel in the early 21st. 

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