From Seneca (4BC-AD65), a Roman philosopher, statesman, and favorite of the early church fathers. You just never stop learning from the Classics.
(Note to whom he is writing. It’s too good to miss.)
“Among the numerous faults of those who pass their lives recklessly and without due reflection, my good friend Liberalis, I should say that there is hardly any one so hurtful to society as this, that we neither know how to bestow or how to receive a benefit. It follows from this that benefits [today we would call them entitlements…handouts] are badly invested, and become bad debts: in these cases it is too late to complain of their not being returned, for they were thrown away when we bestowed them. Nor need we wonder that while the greatest vices are common, none is more common than ingratitude…” ~ Seneca “On Benefits”
On that note…
This grateful group of Somali refugees-turned-life-time-Minnesota-welfare recipients (which is the plan, by the way) demanded that their free food shelf adhere to halal standards.
While there are those who argue that Muslim immigrants (ahem…sorry, “refugees”) from war-torn Muslim countries are being ushered into Europe in droves and parts of the U.S. because of compassion, I contend it has more to do with good, old-fashioned fear of a bully known to blow up train stations and marathons, fly airplanes into buildings, behead Christians, and toss gays from rooftops. But I might be reaching.
It’s a damned if we do, damned if we don’t situation at this point. If any country dares to deny the immigrants entrance the hand-wringing, COEXIST leftists (mostly of the American persuasion) will excoriate you for being intolerant, Islamophobic, and just plain mean. But when let in, these so-called refugees have been prone to turn into ungrateful masses griping about the (free) food not being properly slaughtered. (Seriously, where is the ASPCA when you need them?)
Add to that the hoards of male refugees with too much time on their hands roaming the streets in Germany raping the local girls and the plethora of new neighborhoods called No-go Zones popping up all over places like Sweden and you’ve got the new powder keg called The West.
Sorry, it’s not my fiction, it’s the undeniable condition of our politically correct, cowardly world these days.
To quote Seneca again:
“The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged...”
The masses of immigrants flooding into The West are being given entrance and benefits out of fear, not out of compassion.
The malcontents among them know this.
And they are capitalizing on it.