Message from Faticati in Subverse #politics-free-for-all
Poor nutrition starves the brain. Kills potential before it can blossom..
I dont know if thats how potential works
From what ive heard you cant go up
Except through learning a new language and playing an instrument
The brain is part of the body. If children don't have proper nutrition, thier brains will be stunted. It's really sad. That's why we have SNAP and school lunches.
We stopped physical evolution
Do we want to stop mental evolution by keeping stupid people alive
Do we really want to handicap our species like that?
But you could have a genius who never manifests because you don't feed him well as a child
Or if he gets sick and dies before he can do wonders
My point is we need to invest in all kids so that they can match thier potential
If we don't, other countries will and we will be poorer for it
I will invest in my kids others can do the same if they want
I wont invest in something that isnt mine
And thus we become poorer as a nation and the pie gets smaller. :-(
Welfare programs have many ill effects
I have yet to see any evidence showing they make society better
If you want to say they placate the stupid and keep them from learning id say thats possible
Ensuring kids grow up healthy and strong seems to be a winner. Healthy kids are less likely to grow to be dependent adults.
I see no evidence to support that claim
The welfare state as we have it has not only halted minority advancement it also took away the advancements in society many black people had made
But at least they eat and vote
Thomas sowell is an economist who has spent a very long time looking at social programs I would bet if he was asked directly he would say evil people made these programs to hurt his people
Everyone is ok spending everyone else’s money
As long as programs dont become corrupt and statistically work, I'm ok with helping out... I have a problem with welfare abuse and corruption... I'm a firm believer in resiliency/self reliance as well.
As we know government and private are all susceptible to abuse and corruption... we humans are clever things lol
I also dont like the idea that I'm forced to help by government either...
Unless we are willing to cull kids that have inadequate support, speaking entirely biologically it is better for us to ensure those kids grow up with the health and education to be productive members of society.
Otherwise we almost ensure they will grow to be wards of the state, either due to welfare or the justice system.
There's a lot of truth in that, and that's the struggle, where is the happy medium 😏
Id rather the justice system take care of them than waste money on social programs just to have the justice system have to kick in afterwards
But why not avoid the justice system entirely? Create contributing members of society?
Social programs dont do that
Youth programs do. Head Start, for example, has good data. So does school lunches. The youth programs are the success stories.
Boy scouts should be boys only end of story change my mind
I'm actually not going to try with that one
I don't think anyone here will take that bait