Keith Gascoigne

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A Man Exhibiting Compassion Arrested for Feeding the Poor

In the news today (The Independent (UK Newspaper) Thursday 6th November 2014) is a story about a 90-year old man, feeding the poor and destitute, who has been arrested for his compassionate actions.

This is both nearly unbelievable and horribly sad. It makes me feel ashamed to be a part of the human race. One of the basic things that makes a human being (as against an ‘indivual’) is compassion and here we see this man being arrested for exhibiting compassion. The people who make the rules in this society are insane, full of hate, petty and both morally and ethically disgusting.

Why does a supposedly civilized society allow this vile behavior to the people who make up the society? Is it because the rulers want to rule the people using fear and the rulers want to control the people using fear as a weapon? After all, people who live in fear are easily controlled because they are afraid of more punishment.

America was once, ‘The Land of the Free’. Apparently, you can only be free if you possess a lot of money, then you buy freedom.

What has happened to a once greaty country? I guess it is the same cancer that has happened to nearly all the so-called ‘civilized’ countries of our world. The people with power have been corrupted by power and money and no longer value human beings. For them, human beings are now items to be controlled to make more money for the possessors of power.

Many years ago an American president (F D Roosevelt) wrote what became known as ‘The Four Freedoms’:

  1. Freedom of Speech
  2. Freedom of Worship
  3. Freedom from Want
  4. Freedom from Fear

Where are they now?

Food for thought - but no food for the poor to eat.


Class: broken politics, bad politics, stupidity in action, etc..

Tags: Compassion punishable by law, inhumanity of man to fellow men.

Date: 2014-11-06.

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