Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Shaming the poor - Updated

Crackpot conservatism reached a new low in Portland, Oregon. This anti-poor flyer campaign is pure thuggery.
Dear Reader of This Note,

There are twenty seven people in this neighborhood who vote and receive food stamps. The names of these people are being posted where they can be seen by taxpayers and the neighborhood can decide who is truly in need of food.

(signed) Artemis of the wildland

 And he's not just targeting the hungry, he also attacked the disabled.

This happened before just last month. A letter signed with the same name, targeted people with disabilities. In that letter, the author suggested that receiving benefits makes people with disabilities a threat to the Republic.
Of course, this courageous concerned conservative is taking these potshots against the poor anonymously. Guessing he also finds the mere idea of a gun registy an odious infringement on his privacy rights.

Update: Charlie Pierce catches this story today and adds deep context to this contemptible thuggery.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I tell myself that this isn't a new thing, that bringing up things from Hitler's campaign platform is just ignorance and not some new thing, the idea that only landed gentry should vote, that the disabled should be put down for the good of the race and minorities sterilized or deported or. . .

That's how I sleep at night on the occasions that I do. There will always be serial killers, people who hide women in the basement for a decade who support the Republicans - I know, but do we have to dignify them as anything more than they are? Where is the chorus of boos?

11:38:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Charlie Pierce just caught it today. Has a hella post on it. You should read it.

5:00:00 PM  

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