A Lesson In Irony

27 Jun

Feeding (Making?) Dependents

Feeding (Making?) Dependents

This year, the Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to distribute free Meals and Food Stamps to 46 million people–the  greatest amount ever. 

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us “Please Do Not Feed  the  Animals.”  Their stated reason for the policy is that, “The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.”

Thus ends today’s lesson in irony.


Posted by on June 27, 2013 in psychological warfare, Values


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5 responses to “A Lesson In Irony

  1. Michael Kivinen

    June 27, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    Its well known that by the teaching of Darwinism shows man comes from Monkey so man is an animal, so by Darwin logic man must not be helped otherwise he becomes dependant. Food stamps are given to stop crime and riots from happening, its the same as giving the Africans food just to keep them from going to war or killing each other, its not a solution but a patch to hide the sore on the human problem to create chaos for a final solution to be used at a later time, and a massive hidden agenda. EU, US, and UN have an agenda for chaos throughout the nations to force an accepted change at a later stage. just another piece in the puzzle of political planned controlled chaos. So what’s new?

  2. Jetlag

    June 27, 2013 at 3:02 AM

    The irony is reduced somewhat if you happen to consider man to not be just another animal. In this case, feeding one’s fellow man and feeding, say, a chimpanzee are not comparable.

    Almost everyone agrees that the law of the jungle is fine for animals. It’s nature’s way.

    However, an equivalent adapt-or-perish economic Darwinism in which tens of millions of people have their only lifelines cut is unacceptable to those who don’t consider man to be just another animal.

    • mikeck44

      June 27, 2013 at 7:03 AM

      Those problems will be/have been much better resolved without government stealing from the productive segments of society, pocketing XX% of the take and buying votes and support with the balance.

    • pop de adam

      June 27, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      Michael Kivinen, Jetlag:

      Man is gifted with the ability to reason, most of the animals are not. I could reason that by distributing food via rationing stops actual rioting and insurrection for the same, but what of those that do the rioting? Have they abandoned reason, and become animals? What I think I see when such policies and programs come to pass is the failure of humanity, Men begin to cannibalize eachother. Sometimes it is obvious and vulgar, but sometimes it even attempts to be exquisite and sophisticated, especially when authorized by law. With the former everyone recognizes it, in some respects at least it is honest. With the latter, while I might recognize it, not everyone else does, I still bear witness to it. I would suggest it is the dishonesty of dressing up of an atrocity with the authority of law is what oftentimes disgusts me.

      Authority and politicians which are often associated with the least utility, will use their authority to insulate themselves from such disorder, but that is their reasoning. This might be where reason crashes headlong into truth.

      Do ticks recognize their own parasitism? Do ticks have parasites? If they do what of it?

  3. FF

    March 13, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    The “stated reason” is that it will put humans in danger, because the animals will lose their fear and expect/demand food.


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