We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I think this is satire, but I am not certain. If it's not satire, we should do a fund raiser for a one-way ticket to Uganda where nobody has to work, or give her a free subscription to eHarmony to find a husband to take care of her. Poor thing, who has let anger destroy her spirit. But, again, I think this is sly satire. h/t, Protein Wisdom:
Oh my gosh. This is pathetic. Poor woman is totally unhappy with life in general. I don't think she's being sly at all. Personally, I think work is one of the things that makes us whole and gives us some happiness. Being productive in itself is rewarding. I feel sorry for the gal.
But seriously, she's right you know...why should I have to pay for goods and services. The magic economy fairies are being held hostage by the evil capitalistic system. I mean, why should I have to pay geisha girls to take my boots off after I come home from work? And why should I have to draw my own bath? I'm going to move back to la-la land, but you know it takes money to get there, too. And don't get me started about stuff I read on the internet about Christianity and aliens.
Gimme. Gimme. Gimme.
What she is complaining about is the common lot of all human beings: work.
She wants to buy, but not to earn.
Look for her on the disability rolls real soon now. We will pay for her early and prolonged retirement.
Who raises such parasites?
In other words, she's a perfect Democrat, and will be voting at least once for Obama.
Funny she goes from talking about paying her home loan to talking about paying rent. So which is it?
And if she is paying off a home loan she's in for a rude surprise should she accidently pay off the note, i.e., miss the idea of cashing out her equity. That being the annual bill the local tax agency will send her. The one she has to pay if she wants to keep living in the home she "owns" and not have her home taken from her by the government and sold for a pittance. Obviously, her property taxes are rolled into escrow now.
Oh and you don't have to pay for electricity, you can produce your own. Oh wait, you have to pay for the generator, the fuel, the maintenance, the repairs, the replacement. You think a 8-5 job is a pain, what till you are on generator watch on a cold, dark, snowy night.
This is not satire. this is anger. She just wants everything for free without any effort on her part. The good old days in Africa are no more. But the effort to build a hut meant chopping down the saplings to build the frame, climbing the palms for the thatch, digging the holes for the frame posts, stomping the mud to plaster the wicker walls. To do that by yourself would take weeks of longdays labor. All you have at the end of your labor is a mud hut with a dirt floor, full of bugs that snakes like. no air conditioning but no mortgage. Food is another hard scramble to clear the jungle, to hoe up the soil and plant and harvest with a hand sickle. All the time fighting the insects and animals to protect the crop. You could live cheap for the price of hard labor. There were zero amenities like doctors, sanitation, running water, power, security. Only storms, plagues, famines, robbers, sickness and early death. Funstuff. I would love to see her try.
I'm with Gringo, undoubtably, Homegirl is waiting for an opportune case of carpal tunnel syndrome or displaced unhappy Ugandan disorder so she can get Uncle Sugar to pay her way in life. I say buy her a one way ticket to Rwanda for about $1500 ,give her a couple months severance pay and let her luxuriate in the homeland.
I'm glad she reminded us of when Thabo Edison discovered electricity in ancient Africa and it was free too.
I love the "they had electricity in Africa in ancient times" line. People like her need to realize, if they really want to move to Africa, anywhere on the continent, there are plenty of people here who will pay to move them there. Just don't expect anyone to help you when you want to come back.
If you browse an Afro-Centric bookstore you will find lots of books making such claims.
What's worse, some American schools have adopted Afro-Centric curricula and teach these sorts of lies. You'll probably find more if you Google "Portland Baseline Essays". See books like Higher Superstition for more examples.
If you thought the old hippie-dippie New Age beliefs were pernicious, you haven't seen anything until you've seen the Afro-Centric racist pseudo-science and pseudo-history.