Americans, Feel Sorry For The Lifelong Leech Who Sued You
July 24, 2010 2 Comments
I’m vaguely aware that there’s a controversy surrounding some government employee named Sherrod who was fired because she’s a racist but then she turned out to be not. But I didn’t know the details so I decided to Wiki it.
Reading about the controversy itself, it does seem as if this particular rap against her was unfair.
However, reading about the rest of Shirley Sherrod’s “career”, I think there are much worse things to charge her with:
She and her husband lost their farm when they were unable to secure USDA loans. Sherrod along with other activists sued the USDA in Pigford v. Glickman in order to protect the remaining black farms which were in danger of becoming shut down. The Department agreed to compensation which was to be paid between January 1, 1981 and December 31, 1999. The event was considered as “the largest civil rights settlement in history, with nearly $1 billion being paid to more than 16,000 victims.”
Translation: She wanted the taxpayers to chip in to give her a below-market-rate loan to buy her and her husband a farm. They didn’t. So she sued the taxpayers. She won and got the money from taxpayers. $1 billion distributed among 16,000 people (oh sorry “victims”) equals some $60k per person. Although what do you want to bet that her share was more than the arithmetic mean?
Then a year ago the government hired her to be “the Georgia director of rural development” whatever that means. And so now the whole thing is, we’re supposed to be mad because she then got fired over bogus racism charges.
Questions for discussion:
Why did the taxpayers need to start paying a salary to this woman who had already bilked them out of a billion dollars. What exactly is this woman doing for taxpayers that they should happily give her a sinecure. Like literally what sort of tangible, actual work has she been literally doing. And why is she so important that her brilliance in particular is required to be a Georgia director of rural development. Out of all the possible people to approach to hire to be a Georgia director of rural development, why the hell did the USDA approach a woman who had sued them out of a $1 billion dollars. For that matter why do we need a Georgia director of rural development at all. In what respect does Georgia need to be rurally developed that it requires this wonderful, hard-working, selfless woman’s brilliance. How much more money are taxpayers required to pay to this woman in order to prove we’re beyond racial issues. Generally, why on earth should I care or want to hear anything about this apparently useless, worthless, leeching person who has created nothing of her own but rather appears to have made a life’s work of sucking wealth out of her countrymen.
Okay, I admit, these are really just rhetorical questions I guess. But these kind of people (like this person) just royally piss me off. I work fucking hard, fucking long, and will never get as wealthy as people like this have gotten by being worthless, scum-sucking leeches navigating the government teat for personal gain. It’s enough to make you say fuck it.