My dear mother has brought something very troubling to my attention. Apparently she went grocery shopping today and came across one of those Christmas trees with the names on them and you buy a couple presents for a less fortunate child. I wanted to actually participate this year, but with this economy it’s just not practical this year unfortunately. After what my mom told me, however, I don’t think I’ll be doing this ever. It’s politically incorrect to challenge charity handout organizations, but enough is enough so here I come to save the day.
She took a quick look at this “charitree” just to see what these “poor precious children” are so desperately seeking this holiday season… a regular ipod, the ipod you can play games on, a mountain bike, playstation 3 system, plasma tv among others. I repeat in this battered economy where parents can’t even afford these things for their own kids, they’re expected to shell out the dough for these things for kids THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW! I’m not blaming the kids on this. They were asked what they wanted and they responded honestly fair enough. However, couldn’t even one of the mentors involved with these kids inform them that their requests are just slight outside the realm of something I’d like to call REALITY?! Whatever happened to humility with kids asking for simple walkmans, movies, cds, and simple clothes? I guess next a broke-ass 17-year-old is going to ask for a friggin BMW. “Now, you ask yourself this… isn’t this collapsing economy the perfect time to give high-end merchandise to low-end snot-nosed brats? I know you’ll make the right decision or be denounced as a horrible, American imperialist monster. Afterall, everyone should be entitled to everything regardless of income.” GO TO HELL!!