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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Tell Me This Ish Ain’t Ratchet

I was visiting a friend a few months ago .  The friend whom I was visiting does hair on the side.  So, she was doing this young woman’s hair.  The girl was about 18 or 19 years-old and she was just there yapping off at the mouth about some nonsense.  She wasn’t really saying anything of substance. 

One of her arms was covered with a sleeve of tattoos and she was holding one young arm baby and had a baby on the way in her belly.   She blurted out that she wanted 10 kids if that’s what her boyfriend will allow.  Maybe she was just kidding.  I mean, what man in his right mind is going to father 10 children that he can’t financially support?  He’d be jammed up with child support and legal problems.

But, I asked her if she had a job and she said “No”.  I then asked her how she is going to take care of 10 children with no job (and probably no education).  She responded by saying  “You know the government gives you checks for that, right?”  I nodded and was thinking “okaaaay”. She obviously is not familiar with the Welfare Reform Act of 1996, signed into law by former President Bill Clinton.  It is much more difficult for women to game the government, essentially by becoming baby making machines.

I responded, “Well, how would you survive if the government decided that it can’t afford to continue supporting poor people?  What if they eliminate welfare and food stamps? What would you do if your boyfriend decided that he didn’t want to take care of you and your children?”  She then said that she will just go to Walmart and shoplift shit.  She already does it and she’s good. WTF???  Now, that is a straight ghetto hood rat mentality

Then, a few minutes later she was on the subject of cosmetic surgery and C-Sections.  She said that there was no way that she would let the doctor cut her for a C-section to deliver her baby.  Then, a few seconds later she stated that she would be willing to get breast implants, vaginal rejuvenation, and a tummy tuck so that her body would be on point in case she wants to be a stripper.  

*SMH*  Hmmm... So, she would be willing to take on the unnecessary risks of infection and anesthesia to undergo cosmetic surgery but she won’t have a C-section to deliver her baby?  There are risks involved with both procedures but her thought process seems flawed to me.

Her thinking is screwed up on so many levels.  I don’t know her but from the way that she speaks, I can tell that her mentality is generational.  Apparently, she does not know any better. Somewhere along the way, she learned from adult role models that it is okay to live her life being dependent on the government for everything.   She must think that she has no responsibility, when it comes to bringing children into the world and caring for them. 

Welfare and food stamps are meant to be temporary.  They aren’t meant to be abused and turned into a life-long career aspiration.  In my opinion, they are okay to help people in need get on their feet for a few months or years until they can get some vocational training and a job.  I don’t believe that people should make it their ultimate aspiration.  People who are on welfare and who don’t have a plan, usually get stuck in perpetual poverty.  They may not ever accomplish anything or have anything if they don’t intend to.  And, that’s no way to live.  

I have said it before and I’ll say it again: Some people should not be having children.  They think like children their damned selves.   All they are doing is bringing children into the world who will probably end up with miserable lives (unless something is done to break the cycle).  That’s some degenerate and ratchet shit. 

The woman who I talked about is a young and able-bodied person who does not want to work or take responsibility to improve the state of her life.  She thinks that Uncle Sam is going to have her back indefinitely.  I feel sorry for people with this type of mindset. They think that they are entitled to receive, something that they didn’t earn in the first place. Truth be told, the government, on a collective level, does not care much about the poor and middle-class. When the chickens come home to roost, these are the first ones that get the rug pulled out from underneath them. 

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