serving food "gets the poor"

Andrew Rose (arose@macromedia.com)
Fri, 17 Apr 1998 20:51:52 -0700


>Where is your sense that FNB wants to "get the poor" coming from?  What are
>you refering too?
>
>At the end of the day, when I have returned to my home, the street, how much
>better off am I that you gave me a meal of cast off food.
>I am still on the street the next meal is a day away and there is only the
>street. You only feed me so that I will go another day in this hell and
>return to your trough where you feed me cast off food and then you go home
>and feel better for your offering to me. Even you fuck me!
>
>Fotheringham

When I read that serving people "fucks" people I feel confused and sad
because the situation must be dire indeed if someone sees a gift of food
given freely only when requested as disempowering and I want to know more
about this and what would be a better way?

What would you rather people do, Fotheringham, if you they could hear you
what would you say?


more rhetoric:
how much better off are you for warm soup and somewhat fresh bagel?
would you rather steal or pick from a dumpster?
Would your hell be lessened if there wasn't food?
Why return to the trough if it keeps you in hell?
Should people stop helping other people because it makes some feel dependent?