Nice People Are Mean
by Greg Perry
Give me a mean person any day and I'll strike a deal on a handshake (and a signed contract).
Have you noticed who is almost always called nice? Whenever a serial murderer is found his neighbors always say, "He was such a nice man." I've had it with nice. I'm done with nice.
The frontal assault that anyone on the left typically makes of their enemy, always occurring when their enemy is correct, is that the person is mean-spirited. They will say he is mean instead of responding to the criticism itself. Liberals (comprised of Democrats and almost all elected Republicans except Ron Paul) say this to deflect the argument away from the point being made. For example, if I were to tell someone that they are stealing from hard-working, productive people when they send their kids to public schools, I would be called mean-spirited. The ultimate Welfare Kings and Welfare Queens — parents of public school children — tell me I'm mean-spirited because I say it's wrong to steal.
If I were to tell someone that giving free food to the homeless encourages them to remain homeless, I would be called mean-spirited. (Most are homeless by choice.) Hunger is a great motivator and when a liberal removes that motivation they keep the person homeless longer. The left finds it far easier to toss someone else's tax money at a problem than to do what is necessary to end the problem. Yet, the ultimate don't-care socialists — homeless advocates — tell me I'm mean-spirited because I say they're killing the homeless in slow-motion by keeping them homeless. I say you don't give a wino a drink and you don't buy him one either.
If I were to tell someone that the handicapped in this country would be better off morally and financially if the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) were eliminated by noon today, I would be called mean-spirited. I would be told that until I walk a mile in a handicapped person's shoes that I have no right to speak on the subject. Of course, I would reply, "Don't you mean ‘roll a mile in his wheelchair?'"
Those who only know me from my writing think I'm mean. I'm always glad to hear that. The problem is that those who know me in person think I'm really nice. I've tried to work on that character flaw for years without success. I still have a lot of years left in me. I'm going to try to correct that flaw because I don't think it's good that people who know me think I'm so nice.
November 1, 2006
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