Thursday, April 30, 2015

Do You Mean The Kids' Families Don't Feed Them

One of the most illogical things I have ever read was a quote of a woman who was blasting Whole Foods for supplying free lunches to the National Guard troops who were called out to protect lives and property in Baltimore. This is what she posted on Twitter:

 "As Baltimore's poorest kids are left hungry due to school closure (no school lunch), @WholeFoods feed the oppressor." Source.

There is absolutely no logic in what that woman tweeted as far as I can tell. Calling the National Guard oppressors in this instance is ridiculous in my estimation. The people who are unjustifiably oppressing others are the ones who have been rioting and destroying legitimate businesses.

As for the kids going hungry - pardon me but I think that one of the most idiotic statements I have ever read. Why would the kids be left hungry? Would it be because their parents were to busy rioting to take the time to feed them? Or would it be that the parents spent their public assistance money on drugs and booze instead of buying food for their own kids? Any responsible parent would assure their kid was getting fed.

As for why the guardsmen were there in the first place, isn't that the fault of the rioters. No riots would have meant no National Guard troops being called in. That woman did not bother to slam the rioters - did she! Typical twisted leftist mentality is all I see there.

As far as Whole Foods and also the Five Guys restaurant that gave free food to the guardsmen, I tip my hat to them for doing some good amid all the chaos in Baltimore. Here is hoping all the guardsman remain safe while there. By the way, it would not surprise me in the least if some of the kids of those very same guardsmen were the ones missing a day at school.

All the best,
Glenn B


Old 1811 said...

No. Inner-city parents (actually mothers; the fathers aren't around) routinely depend on the schools to feed their kids breakfast and lunch, and sometimes dinner. Sometimes it's due to work schedules, and sometimes it isn't.
Sad but true, our biggest school systems are half-school, half-day-care center.

Glenn B said...

Because a RESPONSIBLE parent is not home is not an excuse for the child to miss lunch does and does not mean that their kids will miss lunch simply because school was out for a day. Responsible parents, such as they who work to support themselves and their family, will have made preparations for the kids to be fed. My dad was absent, my mother worked, yet somehow - when school was out - I always had a lunch even if only a sandwich of free cheese from the G. My mother was a responsible parent and that is the point the woman who made the tweet seems to be missing - that of responsibility in parenting, in rioting and in keeping people safe.

Old 1811 said...

I agree. I never said the condition is right. I just said it exists.