If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat


Wisdom of the great St. Ronald of Simi Valley coupled with a little hard truth.
Wisdom of the great St. Ronald of Simi Valley coupled with a little hard truth.

The other day, I found this site called The Onion and it is great. I mean, yeah, that’s a weird name and all, but they have some killer articles on there. Like the one about the woman who’s an expert on what poor people should have in their shopping carts (now, that’s a needed service) But, the one I really like reports on a new program that will require welfare moochers receiptients to submit vials of sweat periodically to prove the lazy bastards beneficiaries are working.

Amazingly, some heretics progressive Christians think these leeches moochers takers deserve our help compassion money. Thank God for good Christian leaders like Pastor John Hagee of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio. Pastor Hagee spoke about this in a recent sermon, saying:

“To those of you who are sick, to those of you who are elderly, to those of you who are disabled, we gladly support you. To the healthy who can work but won’t work, get your nasty self off the couch and go get a job!”

You tell ’em, Pastor John!

Now, before you get your panties in a wad, let me point out that Hagee’s rant admonition is biblical. In 2 Thessalonians, Paul says

For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”

Now, some of you blasphemers apostates progressives might try to say that Paul’s authorship of 2 Thessalonians is in doubt, or that the people referred to in this passage weren’t like today’s deadbeats sponges parasites loafers welfare queens recipients of public assistance or you might even resort to the low blow of quoting the Gospel twisting scripture to say Jesus commanded that we support our brothers and sisters who are in need lazy freeloaders. I mean, sure, He said we should feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, care for the sick, etc. But, I refuse to believe He meant those people.

Remember, “God helps those who help themselves” (I’m sure that’s in the Bible somewhere even though I can’t find it right now) and the biblical truth that if you don’t work, you don’t eat is one of the founding tenets of this great country Christian nation. And, as television host Stephen Colbert once said,

“If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don’t want to do it.”

I really don’t like turning to a papist romanist mackerel-snapper Catholic for advice; not to mention the fact that this is a little offensive because it forces me to acknowledge how I’m cherry-picking scripture to assuage my guilt over being greedy and callous about the suffering of others. But, damn darn it, he seems to be the only one speaking up about this situation. And, he’s got a point. If we’re going to keep dumping on praticing tough love with the poors less fortunate, we need a more coherent plan than the one we’ve got. The heathens libtards progressives are eating us alive won’t shut up these days.