PALIN: "I — I can if they choose to misinterpret what it is that I’m saying. And, again, you know, I’m sure if we open up the dictionary, we could prove that with semantics that are various, we can prove that there is a definition of slavery that absolutely fits the bill there, when I’m talking about a bankrupt country that will owe somebody something down the line if we don’t change things that is, we will be shackled. We will be enslaved to those who we owe."
According to Webster’s Dictionary, slavery as a noun means, “the state of being a slave :the practice of owning slaves.” There is no meaning of slavery as Palin described it in the interview. All the definitions of slavery are related to owning other human beings as property.
Sarah Palin seems absolutely unaware of the fact that a white person telling African-Americans that they misinterpreted the term slavery reeks of both white privilege and racism. Palin is an example of the Republican Party’s attitude towards minorities. She doesn’t care if the use of the term slavery offends people. In fact, she probably hopes that it will offend people so that she will get even more attention.
Republicans are always trying to diminish slavery by comparing their own plight of maybe having to pay higher taxes, or the bills that our government ran up as slavery. The truth is that these things have nothing in common with slavery. The debt does not mean that the American people are literally shackled with no human rights. Paying the debt does not make Republicans property.
The legacy of slavery is alive and well in much of the racism that we see in our country today. The sort of racism that Sarah Palin has repeatedly used against President Obama.
I don't think PT likes being on the receiving end.
Liar. That didn't take long.
PT said: "I've followed Kerry since his Viet Nam days and have nothing for him. A lifetime gigolo..."
Either you do not know the definition of a gigolo... or you are a liar. Which is it???
Drum roll please... here comes the denial or excuse.
You would never admit it. Denial. True sign of a liar.
Nope. Just confronting a liar.
What is the point? You would just deny with more lies.
Plain Truth has posted many lies.
Plain Truth's name should not be mentioned in the same sentence as truth.
What is Greed?
Greed is inordinate love of material things and an unbalanced desire for more earthly possessions. A greedy person cherishes things more than he cherishes people or relationships.
“It’s never enough, I gotta have more” is the motto of the ugly sin called greed. Like its sister sin, gluttony, greed is a drive to consume for the sheer pleasure of consuming without regard to moderation.
Faces of Greed
Hoarding things for the sake of hoarding is a form of greed. So is buying things you don’t need just for the sake of possessing them. Greed is also the act of taking more than your fair share in order to hurt others: it says “I’m better than you because I have more; you can’t have it because I already have it.”
In short, greed is amassing material goods for the sheer pleasure of accumulating.
Why is Greed a Mortal Sin?
There are several reasons why greed is considered a deadly sin.
•Greed is a sign of mistrust. It is an expression of doubt that God will provide all that you need. It is disbelieving Jesus when He promises that God will provide everything you need (Luke 12:22-31).
•Greed promotes crime. More crimes have been committed due to greed than any other deadly sin. Greed drives people to steal, lie, and even kill in order to acquire more wealth and worldly possessions.
•Greed is the pinnacle of selfishness. Greed ruins marriages, destroys friendships, and divides families all in the selfish pursuit of gratifying one’s self. Greed is the opposite of charity, generosity and love. Greed disregards all others and puts falsely high importance on the self: it is a form of self-worship.
Overcoming Greed with Generosity
Greed can be overcome by practicing generosity and gratitude. Recognizing that only a finite number of things are needed in order to live, and to live well is a step toward overcoming greed.
Limiting the number of things you accumulate and being grateful and appreciative of what you have can put an end to greed; so can giving freely of both your time and possessions.