Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Leaving office, Mayor Bloomberg reminds that he is, in fact, a heartless billionaire douchebag

By Michael J.W. Stickings

In response to the eye-opening (and very sad and deeply troubling) New York Times series about an 11-year-old homeless girl, Dasani, "Invisible Child," Michael Bloomberg said this:

This kid was dealt a bad hand. I don't know quite why. That's just the way God works. Sometimes some of us are lucky and some of us are not.

He did say that he was proud of the work New York City has done to help the homeless (and that it's pretty much the best place on Earth if you're homeless, which is, oh, a bit of a stretch) and that "we're certainly going to continue to try to help the parents to achieve stability and independence," but his alternately back-patting and head-up-the-ass view of homelessness, and specifically of the plight of the homeless, including Dasani and her family, only reinforces the notion that he's completely out of touch with much of his city and pretty much clueless with respect to some pretty significant social and economic problems.

I suppose it's better that he attributed success and lack thereof to luck rather than, say, privilege or personal ability, but why bring "God" into it? Does his "God" really want Dasani to be homeless while he lives a life of extreme luxury?

Yeah, you're a very rich man, Mayor, but you can go fuck yourself.

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  • That man was dealt a great hand. I do know why. That's just the way oligarchy works. Sometimes a few of us are lucky and the rest of us are not.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:15 AM  

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