This is from a speech by Anthony Daniels given at Hillsdale College on May 20, 2014, at the National Leadership Conference:
I had been asked by the courts to examine a young woman, aged 18, who was accused of having attacked and injured her 90-year-old great-grandmother, with whom she lived, while under the influence of alcohol and cannabis. She had broken her great-grandmother’s femur, but fortunately it did not prove fatal. (Incidentally, the homicide rate, it is said, would be five times higher than it is if we used the same medical techniques as were used in 1960.) I asked the young woman in the course of my examination whether her mother had ever been in trouble with the police.
“Yes,” she replied.
“What for?” I asked.
“Well, she was on the social,” she said.
“on the social” in English argot means receiving welfare payments—
“and she was working.”
“What happened?” I asked.
“She had to stop working.”
She said this as if it was so obvious that my question must be that of a mental defective. Work is for pocket money, the public dole is the means by which one lives.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is the view from the bottom, at least in Britain: but it is a view that has been inculcated and promoted from the top.
It’s not just in Britain. The only difference over here is that nobody on Obama’s food stamp program, Obama’s social security disability program, Obama’s free cell phone program, Obama’s health insurance subsidy program, or any of the other myriad welfare programs the Obama has either created or massively expanded will ever be found guilty of doing anything of any economic benefit for anyone else.
An attitude, “Inculcated and promoted from the top.” Yup, same here.