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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #32)

Sat Jan 15, 2022, 12:33 PM

34. What the heck?

 

Find me one post where I disparaged the poor and claimed that the "majority of poor people" are criminals. That's absolutely ridiculous and I've never said anything of the sort. Let me be pellucidly (thanks Malaise!) clear: the majority of poor people are not criminals and their poverty is not the result of their "criminal inclinations tending to move them down the socioeconomic ladder" as you wrote.

You need to be more careful with the accusations you level. You've completely misunderstood my post and then made nefarious accusations against me based on that misunderstanding.

Your suggestion that that poor people simply have "poor impulse control" and are criminals because they're "not good with money or other life decisions" is incredibly offensive.

In one breath you're trying to suggest that I'm painting the poor as a criminal class (I'm not, and that couldn't be further from the truth). In the very next breath you're doing exactly that--painting the poor as a criminal class--by saying that poor people are poor because they're "criminally inclined" and moving down the socioeconomic ladder. You're saying they're poor because they have "poor impulse control" and are "not good with money or other life decisions."

Your statement that poor people would move up the socioeconomic ladder if only they "worked harder" sounds suspiciously like the things that right wing extremists say. That type of talk has no place on a progressive, Democratic forum.

I cannot believe I'm reading that here.

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