January 14, 2003
What sort of self-styled advocate for, among other things,
Blunting the world's inequities that allow some children to starve and others to grow up in comfort
calls herself Medea
? Does this woman not know that Medea's most famous act was the slaughter of her own children? And her second most famous act was the previous slaughter of her own father, an act she performed to help her boyfriend commit a robbery? What's next, a male "peace" activist calling himself "Herod"?
Posted by Andrea Harris at January 14, 2003 11:21 PM
Well, the inequities are real. The main question is, what is the best way to fix them?
By simply laughing at the question, you give them more ammo, you know?
(By the way, how about an abstinence advocate named Messalina?)
Hey, maybe we should cut Medea some slack. The real Medea didn't let her children starve... as I recall she was fattening them up to feed to hubby Jason (yum yum!)
herodpundit.blogspot.com is too easy - "save the children of Iraq! no to war on Saddam!"
Ooh! How about a sensitive musician, who'd demand a drug-soaked LiveAid concert featuring Sheryl Crow and some other assorted Lollapolosers, again, 'for the children'. PiedPiperPundit.
Or the pundit "MichaelJackson"... no... I just can't...
I'm not laughing at the question, Dean. Where did you get that idea?
And I forgot to add (you really should read the linked article ) that she's only using The Children™ as a means to flog her real cause, which is to turn the entire world into Cuba. Considering what a Castro-worshipper she is, maybe the name "Medea" is appropriate after all. She certainly sounds like she'd gladly poison any number of fathers and slaughter any number of children (rich ones, anyway) to get on his good side. Yes, I am going to continue slagging off people like her, I don't care if it supposedly gives them "ammunition." What ammunition, more proof that another person doesn't like their ideals and says mean things about them? Maybe they should ask themselves, "Why are we hated?"
Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think the rich get rich to beat up on the poor. People get rich because being poor stinks. So if you're going to blame anyone, blame the poor for being such lousy examples of how much fun it can be to be poor. There. I've said it.
Let's call her "left-wing establishment Medea."
I slay me.
The comment about a male peace activist calling himself "Herod" may not be so far-fetched. Didn't Ramsey Clark just compare Jesus Christ with Al Quaeda?
"Call me old-fashioned, but I don't think the rich get rich to beat up on the poor. People get rich because being poor stinks. So if you're going to blame anyone, blame the poor for being such lousy examples of how much fun it can be to be poor. There. I've said it."
My thoughts exactly, which I guess is quite hilarious since my family is below the federal govt's official poverty line (not by though). But I can't disagree; before you go beating up on the rich, ask the poor what being poor is like and you might have some appreciation for why the rich like being rich; because being poor SUCKS. Trust me. I know. Been there, done that, got the scars to prove it.
Like my dad used to say: "I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is better."