MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry made waves when she did a promo saying that our children belong to the state. Now she’s out with a new spot saying that we all have a right to health care, housing and food. And not just any housing and food, but decent housing and quality food. I wonder who will be the judge of what constitutes decent and quality.
Americans will always want some level of inequality, because it’s a representation of meritocracy. People who work hard and sacrifice and save their money and make major contributions — we think that they should earn a little more. They should have more resources, and that’s fine. But we also, however, have to have a floor under which nobody falls. And if you’re below that — especially if you’re a child and you’re below that — we are not going to accept that. You do have the the right to health care, and to education, and to decent housing and to quality food at all times.
Maybe in her next promo she can just come out and quote directly from the Communist Manifesto.
The problem here is that this woman seems completely benign and caring. To the low information voter, everything she says makes perfect sense. Who would ever object to educating children and people having health care, roofs over their heads and food on their tables? They don’t understand that in order to grant these “rights” they must infringe on the rights of others.
Also, why are these even issues? If people are hungry they get food stamps. They get Section 8 housing. Public school is free. Obamacare passed. And look where we are now – more people than ever in poverty. More people than ever falling to that “floor” she’s talking about – so many that eventually it’s all going to collapse. But of course, the progressives will just pass the blame onto others, and call for more of what caused the problems in the first place.
Here’s the video, if you can stomach it.