Yesterday I posted this image on Facebook with the caption: “In just one Tweet Rupert Murdoch reveals that he hates fat people, welfare recipients, income support, can’t afford his medical bills and expects to live another 20 years”.
Somebody responded with:
Can’t help but agree with the man!!! Here in Thailand no hand outs and no fat people! Also the bloke who did my concreting had one leg, the plumber had half of a hand, these people are amazing….. In oz you would be on welfare for life!!!!! Other parts of the world have it loads tougher than we do and they expect nothing! Unreal and can teach us all something!!!!!!
It’s heartwarming to know that these poor people are making the most of a horrible disadvantage. Does the above commenter realise, however, that one of the reasons there are many amputees in Asian countries, including Thailand, is that children have a leg, a hand or an arm chopped off to make them look more pitiful as they begin a career in begging. From the link:
I am a student from International School Bangkok, Thailand. In my country, we also have child labor. The children are sometimes cut off their hands or foot to look pitiful, and are made beggars and are put in places like the bridges above the roads. Their “employers” get all the money from the begging children, and give them little food and bad shelter.
Did I mention that the commenter on my post is what you might refer to as an Australian tea bagger; an extreme, hard-core right winger, who regularly comments on my posts (with smilies) on how great this country will be once Gillard gets her ‘just desserts’ in September?
Like the heinous practice in Thailand, his attitude is just plan sick. I repeat his words: “Unreal and can teach us all something!”
PS – I know this commenter personally and have done so for many years. He is a banking executive who has worked in Australia, England and now Thailand (by the looks of it). He is what you might call the ‘wealthy elite’.