Wednesday, August 28, 2002
I know I keep harping on this, but exactly where do these people come from? "Poor People Are Better Than Rich People" says the editor of the Earth Island Institute's online journal. This same message appears far too often on television, even (or especially) on children's programming. My wife periodically reminds me that I'm ruining everything for her by pointing out that Ootsie and Bootsie Snooty (on Disney's PB&J Otter) are by definition evil and unhappy since they're rich. F*ck that noise ... if you want to be healthier, be rich. If you want better health care, be rich. If you want to live longer, be rich. Being poor generally sucks, and no amount of blithering about the nobility of poverty will ever change that.