The Truth About NATLFED

November 9, 2014

Say one thing but do another

Filed under: Cult,NATLFED,Politics,Uncategorized — ghostwriter1984 @ 20:48

People will often say one thing but do something else instead.  Recently, a person communicated a desire to end world hunger.  Okay, so what are you going to do about it?  After an exchange of correspondence, the end result was typical: the person wasn’t going to do anything except complain about the fact there is world hunger.  Some people are praying for world hunger to end, but if you take the various lessons to heart in the written religious words, the first step starts with someone going out to get the fishes and loaves.

That is in part the appeal of volunteering with a local food bank or other charity that dispenses food.  We’ve all heard the expression, “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.  Teach him to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”  We know that food giveaways are not the solution.  Yet what is one to do in the face of unemployment, employers who do everything possible to keep your wages and hours as low as possible, and let us remember the jobs going overseas.

Job skills training is a trending market, and indeed it is a market.  Those that participate as benefiting employers essentially get free labor as welfare recipients are compelled to work for their welfare checks.  They do have to teach the skills.  Once the welfare recipient graduates (or flunk out), another one comes along.  Some do make the move from welfare to worker.  Such a system has its flaws as well as its advantages, but it’s the only one out there now.

What about the benefits offered through the local offices affiliated with NATLFED?  There certainly is talk about “fish” saying.  But how do they go about feeding a person for a lifetime?  Just as there are generations of families that have subsisted on welfare, so too are there generations of families that have used the local mutual benefits associations as another stop along the monthly search for food baskets and other resources.  Saint Agatha’s might be best known for diapers and formula while Salvation Army has thrift stores and local food banks have whatever they can offer…

It’s been 43 years since the original handful of founders assembled, all now dead and the second generation having abandoned the movement that once seemed to offer the solution.  Just as times change, so do expectations.  We’re not saying give nothing.  We are saying, however, look at what you are giving to.  Understand it for what it is.


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