Irony and This Ungolden Era

About a dozen years ago, in King County/Seattle, governmental liberal big shots formed a committee to end homelessness in a decade.   A decade passed and homelessness in Seattle and its suburbs is more rampant than ever.  The past two liberal mayors of Seattle, including the present one, have been more engaged in looking for places to put tent encampments than actual homes to put people without homes into, if they actually attempted the latter at all.  The State of Utah (known as a conservative "red" state), however, just puts people that need homes into private residences for free, and found that conservative compassion actually saves the state money in the long run and provides other added community benefits than just leaving people to the streets.  Amazing, it's easier for people to stabilize their lives when they have a decent home to run their affairs from than when they don't.  Who would have thought? 

Although, we have been saying for years that "homes are the solution to homelessness" without any impact in "liberal" King County, it's no secret that so-called liberals often talk a good game about equality and compassion, and carry a holier than thou attitude sometimes, but have some of the most unkindest political messengers around, to put it kindly.  This party's experience in the Seattle area would second that notion resoundingly as even "red state" Alaska was more receptive to this party's chairman's very left-of-center economic platform than so-called liberal Seattle.  Now, the liberal intelligentsia, here and elsewhere in the country, steeped up to their eyeballs in one kind of bigotry or another, have the gall to try to make certain states pariahs because of alleged bigotry.  I can't remember the name of the late writer or playwright who was particularly famous for pointing out irony and hypocrisy, although there is sure to be more than one.  If they were with us in 2015, they would have more material to work with than they could handle.  More importantly, however, one Ancient Carpenter/Playwright (Teller of Parables), named Jesus, did say something about minding that log in our own eyes before we start examining specks in the eyes of others.  Happy Easter!

[Revised on 4/14/15.}

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