Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgement wage war against your passion and your appetite.
Infographic of the Day: Brooklyn College associate professor of sociology Alex S. Vitale and illustrator Chi Birmingham chart the evolution of police riot gear from the war protests of the 60s and 70s, through the trade protests of the mid-90s, to the current Occupy Wall Street demonstrations and their various national offshoots.
To those fine individuals at the Center for American Progress:
Your privilege is showing.
Are you suggesting that families should sell their refrigerators, so that they do not have somewhere to store their food and can only eat packaged/canned products instead? Should families sell their microwave so they don’t have somewhere to heat up their food? Should they not use an air-conditioner, even though the United States experienced a severe heat wave this summer?
What happens after a family sells their refrigerator and eats for eight days? Are they suddenly not middle-class anymore?
Your logic is appalling and your lack of humanity is disgusting.
I read it as the opposite? I thought the point of this was to point out that just because a family has these things does not make them financially stable. Obviously the appliances serve much more purpose in the home than the returns they would get by selling them. I think that was the point this was trying to make. It’s in opposition to people who think that poor people are not entitled to have appliances (“nice things”) if they’re receiving welfare or aid.
Center for American Progress is a progressive foundation, and so’s the Half in Ten organization. This is why I put a click-through link on the picture from ThinkProgress that discusses what the graphic means.
Mostly reblogged for commentary.