I was able to determine that “Employed,” whose writing sure sounds like my brother, was sending his messages from Keystone at the Crossing in Indianapolis, where my brother works. Although I have worked in that complex as well, I seriously doubt anyone from one of those jobs would be looking for me now, and harassing me, if they were. Needless to say, trolling my blog and posting harassing comments while at work and turning around to call me lazy and not working enough to find a job is pure hypocrisy.
After 38 trolling posts, I sent the following to my brother, and there hasn’t been one from “Employed” in over a week:
You can stop harassing me on my blog. I checked the IP address. Clearly, you’re no less of a fascist than you were when I left. You advocate harming society by finding it unacceptable that the poor be aided with tax money, yet you have no problem with billionaires who bankrupt companies getting rewarded with tax money. Without food programs, people will steal, but you’d love that, because then the for-profit prisons can profiteer form their misery just as the shelter is doing. You then proceeded to advocate for the extermination of an entire socioeconomic class, which creates an exception to the “comparison with Hitler” logical fallacy. Is that really to what you aspire? I hope not. The idea that because I was terminated form my job in an extremely weak job market that I should have no place to sleep, shower, and change clothes, and make myself otherwise presentable for an interview is inherently harmful to society. You remind me of the Libertarians who oppose public education. Their side is morally repugnant. Without public education, Isaac Newton, for example, would have been a peasant for life. Public housing and food programs are just as important and their removal would harm society just as badly. My point is that the money could be much better spent, but you’re too much of an irrational ideologue to see reason. When you can demonstrate how the shelter *earns* $117 a day for the meager services it provides me, I will concede that I am wrong, but I don’t think that you can do that. That you find it morally offensive that I receive social services from local tax money that you don’t even pay (and that I do), but have no problem with your tax money being used to fight unprovoked wars of choice (proven by the fact that you have time to protest me but not them) further indemnifies you as an immoral or amoral person. Your “I’m better than you” attitude is based on the fact that you’re employed, so in what way would you be better than me if you lost your job and couldn’t find another? The fact that you have kids? Ha! Plenty of lowlifes have kids, and many of our greatest minds have died childless.