Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Only the Deserving

It is said without guilt, without introspection or embarrassment. They say it with force and while looking you in the eye as if they truly believe they are right. Not only right, but justified. And moral. And indignant.

It's not that they don't want to help other people, it's just that they want to choose the people to help. It's not that they think other people are less deserving, it's just that they think they are far more deserving. Somehow the decision is easy and the justification ready. It seems far more powerful when wrapped in the name of god. So they do.

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