One in five people in California do not have access to food every day. To help lower this rate we are asking people in the community to do what they can to help. The (school program name redacted--Darren) is holding a food drive starting March 23rd ending April 5th. Please bring non-perishable foods into your classroom, such as canned foods and grains. If you would like to donate perishable foods, such as fruits and vegetables, please bring them on the night of open house when we will be collecting food and monetary donations.That was the first announcement in our school bulletin today.
Now, there's nothing wrong with having a food drive. Charity is a wonderful thing, and dare I say it, is the Christian way to solve local problems. But what's up with that first line? Does anyone really believe it?
I would like to know the source of that statistic. Yes, California has among the highest rates of poverty in the entire country. However, our spending on health and human services is second only to our spending on K-12 education (click on Summary Charts here). Our schools will feed poor kids not one but two meals a day, and we give parents EBT cards to buy food. If there's any child that doesn't "have access to food every day", it's because of that child's parents' actions and not because of any lack of empathy in society. You can't fix stupid.
In fact, genuine hunger is so rare now that activists had to create a new term, "food insecurity", in order to have something to rail against. Isn't it funny how we can simultaneously have an obesity epidemic as well as one in five Californians' not having access to food every day?
I just don't believe the statistic. I want some evidence.
But, because I'm open-minded and all, let's say the statistic is true. Let's grant that one in five people in California do not have access to food every day. Isn't that the most stinging indictment there is against the one-party-rule state that California has become? What does it say about the socialist "6th largest economy in the world" if 20% of its people are going hungry? What does it say about a state in which there is at most a single Republican serving in statewide office, and everyone else is a Democrat, socialist, or communist?
And why, if one in five people in California do not have access to food every day, does this state want to throw open the door to even more illegal aliens--who, I hope we can all agree, are probably the least likely people as a group to be able to support themselves? Wouldn't welcoming more illegal immigrants just make the hunger problem in California worse?
This is the problem with today's Democrats. Their views aren't even consistent. They throw a bunch of crap on the wall, see what sticks, and hope we don't notice it's crap. They're buffoons, and they're running this state into the ground--patting themselves on the back for their "progressive" views while doing so.
And they're brainwashing the kids to think that the pain caused by the broken arm they get from patting themselves on the back is a wonderful thing.
Update: Here's a link I used previously, showing that health and human services gets more money in California than K-12 education does.