Is this the America we have become? A nation in which oligarchs and white collar criminals are allowed to destroy the economy, use bailout funds to pay themselves record bonuses and face absolutely no consequences, while the growing underclass of peasants are locked up, harassed and looted for the most minor offenses? Yes, indeed it is. We have become little more than a cowed, spineless and spiritually castrated nation.
This website has provided countless examples of how dangerously corrupt our legal system and moral code have become. Here are just a few recent examples:
This is a fallen society, and if we don’t reverse the trend fast, it’s only going to get much more unjust and oppressive.
Today, I bring you the latest example of a kind person being severely punished for demonstrating simple humanity. From CBS News:
AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Della Curry is out of work, and unashamed, after being fired by the Cherry Creek School District.
A married mother of two, Curry is the former kitchen manager at Dakota Valley Elementary School in Aurora. She lost her job on Friday after giving school lunches to students who didn’t have any money.
“I had a first grader in front of me, crying, because she doesn’t have enough money for lunch. Yes, I gave her lunch,” Curry said.
In the district, students who fail to qualify for the free lunch or reduced lunch program receive one slice of cheese on a hamburger bun, and a small milk.
“I’ll own that I broke the law. The law needs to change,” she said.
Recall how bankers always remind us that they “didn’t break the law,” while thieving everything within arm’s reach from the human race. Something is very, very wrong.
Parent Darnell Hill says Curry had helped out his son when he forgot his lunch money.
He said, “Do something different than fire her. She’s trying to help.”
Curry said she understands the school district was just following policy when it fired her. Now she’s hoping her story will lead to some changes.
“If me getting fired for it is one way that we can try to change this, I’ll take it in a heartbeat,” she said.
This is a brave, caring and thoughtful woman. Think about the terrible incentives society is demonstrating to people when something like this occurs.
Meanwhile, across the pond, London is looking to fine homeless people £1,000 for sleeping near popular tourist spots. Because that makes so much sense.
From Metro UK:
Homeless people could be fined up to £1,000 for sleeping in doorways near popular tourist spots, under new rules launched by a London council.
It’s not clear how destitute rough sleepers are expected to pay.
Of course, demonizing and criminalizing homelessness has been a growing trend in the “land of the free” for many years now. See: