When everything is a right, nothing is.
Or something, I don’t know. I just blog here so don’t expect me to make sense.
Especially when the world doesn’t make any sense to me.
Case in point.
This one opens with a howler.
Over the years, nonprofits have become terribly polite
Hardee har har har. I wonder, do they include various Tea Party non-profits in that? Try to guess.
watching low-income Detroiters lose access to running water is watching a violation of human rights and, in terms of nonprofit activism, a civil rights cause.
Water is a human right, and according to the new definition of a ” human right”, someone else has to pay for it.
with a largely African-American population deprived of the basic necessities of life
It’s just like Selma, they’re not paying for their water and it was cut off so SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE.
So what’s to be done?
A Call for Assistance in the Efforts to Halt Racism, Racial Discrimination and Acts of Genocide Directed Towards the People of the City of Detroit in the United States of America
Get it? Turning off the water of people who won’t pay for it is GENOCIDE!!!!!!!!!
Apparently, turning off the water of people who won’t pay for it is also:
We are charging that deliberate actions by the State of Michigan through its Governor Rick Snyder and majority right-wing legislative bodies are calculated and well-planned to foster the disempowerment of the African American people. This program is specifically designed to destroy the political and social gains made by the African American people, but also severely impacts negatively the labor movement, social justice organizations and all other historically affected groups facing national discrimination and class oppression in the United States.
It’s the same as slavery to make black people support themselves, according to these people.
It sounds an awful lot like White Man’s Burden to me, but then, I’m must an evil reich-winger who expects people to take responsibility for themselves.
If this was in a dystopian book people would make fun of it for being too stupid, but since it’s the Funniest End of Civilization Ever, it’s not even newsworthy.