- on the govt dole
Gov of, by, and for the People doesn't have a "dole", it has safety nets and progressive policies that can handle things like, oh, maybe pandemics and recessions and automation.
But hey, some serfs like to be tinkled down on by their corporate masters.
"Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary."
"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference."
"Forgiveness is the final form of love."
"Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become."
"The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism. "
"Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure."
"Self-righteousness is the inevitable fruit of simple moral judgments."
"There is no deeper pathos in the spiritual life of man than the cruelty of righteous people. If any one idea dominates the teachings of Jesus, it is his opposition to the self-righteousness of the righteous."
"When economic power desires to be left alone it uses the philosophy of laissez faire to discourage political restraint upon economic freedom. When it wants to make use of the police power of the state to subdue rebellions and discontent in the ranks of its helots, it justifies the use of political coercion and the resulting suppression of liberties by insisting that peace is more precious than freedom and that its only desire is social peace."
- Reinhold Niebuhr
plural noun: helots
a member of a class of serfs in ancient Sparta, intermediate in status between slaves and citizens.
a serf or slave.