Brainfertilizer's/Gitabushi's 3rd Law:
Tough Love is the only *TRUE* compassion

This one is kind of self-explanatory.
But I'll explain it anyway.
Any assistance is a crutch.
Any assistance makes it easier for people to stay in a bad situation.
Democrats talk about Compassion a lot. It is ALWAYS using your money in *their* name to buy votes.
There is NO END to the number of problems they can solve with just a little bit more of your money.
But the truth is never simple.

There will always be homeless people, no matter how much money you throw at it.
Education doesn't improve with more money at it, because what matters is the students' commitment to learning.
The University of Hard Knocks (must read) spells this out *explicitly*:
You will continue to have painful collisions with reality until you learn how reality actually works.…
So helping people actually ensures they will have painful collisions with reality again in the future. And now they expect to get bailed out, so they might even continue to seek out painful collisions in hopes of getting bailed out.
The only TRUE compassion is to give people the skills, the knowledge, and the plan to negotiate real life with concepts that really work.
The federal govt thought it was within its responsibility to tell us how to eat.
And so we have obesity, because the govt gave us REALLY bad information in the food pyramid.
(Happy People Don't Vote Democrat, right?)
So why can't the govt tell us the RIGHT way to have a decently successful life?
Learn to delay gratification
Get an education
Get a job
Get married
Get a House/Have Children
STAY married (don't cheat, work on loving your spouse)

And do these IN THIS EXACT ORDER (house/children can be in either order)

Do this & you'll 99% likely to be at least middle class.
That chart should be posted in every school, in every bus stop shelter, in every state and federal govt office.

Instead, govt is currently telling people that you CAN'T succeed if you are a minority because of white supremacy.

This guarantees failure and misery.
Happy People Don't Vote Democrat, eh?
Welfare is supposedly compassionate. It keeps people from starving.
Instead, in reality, all it does is make poverty just *barely* comfortable enough to be endured, so people don't have to clean up their lives and get jobs to support themselves.
And all things being equal, maybe the US is rich enough to have a completely idle poverty why not?

Because one *fundamental* aspect of human nature is that we want to improve. We want to be a little better off than we were last year.
Govt assistance prevents that.
When you are on govt assistance and you want a little more money to do something special, or buy a special gift, or get some new tech, what can you do?

Can you get more money by being MORE idle? Can you not work harder to get more?

Of course not.
The govt decides how much you get, and it doesn't change unless/until they adjust for inflation.

So people on welfare turn to illegal activities to get the extras they want, to get the sense that their lives are a little better than last year.
Better by FAR that we teach people the path to success and slash govt assistance to the bare minimum for those are actually incapable of taking care of themselves.

Obviously, we can't just do this overnight. We've gotten things pretty bad.
But work requirements for welfare actually did a good job of encouraging people to get off welfare and start taking care of themselves, and welfare rolls shrunk.

Which is why Obama eliminated any requirement to work or look for a job.

And welfare rolls skyrocketed again.
We need to stop telling people that failure and unhappiness are OTHER people's faults.
We need to tell people that failure and unhappiness and dissatisfaction and whatever is THEIR OWN FAULT.
It's 99% likely to be true, and encourages figuring out for yourself how to fix things.
And even in the cases where it isn't true, it still gives people the message that they *can* influence what happens to them in life.
Same with education.
Same with employment.
Same with promotions.
You don't do people favors by lowering standards. You just ensure they don't have the skills for the *next* level of advancement.

Be tough on people.

Tough love is the only TRUE compassion, because it pushes people to learn for themselves what actually works.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Gitabushi

Gitabushi Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @Gitabushi

18 Nov
Brainfertilizer's/Gitabushi's 4th Law:
Every insult/dis that leaves a mark on Leftists will become THE go-to insult for the Left to use within 6 months.

This one is too wordy, and kinda too stupid to be a law, but the applications of it matter enough to still explain.
At one point, someone responded to some stupid Leftist proposal saying "That won't work, because Math".
It became popular.
Then a few months later, Democrats/Leftists would criticize a tax cut or respond to some conservative criticism with "because math".
It took a few months before Democrats took up calling conservatives "snowflakes" and asking us if were "triggered" or telling us to "cry more".
Read 40 tweets
18 Nov
I support Jews.
Anti-Semitism is wrong because it is racist, but it is also a special kind of racism because of its specificity, the history of the world, and the pervasiveness of it.
I don't know many Jews. I haven't lived in many places I could encounter many Jews.
I didn't care that much one way or the other for most of my life.
The Holocaust was history, and we'll make sure it never happens again, right?

But I started noticing what Israel was dealing with in the run up to the Liberation of Iraq in 2003.
Read 23 tweets
18 Nov
Brainfertilizer's/Gitabushi's 2nd Law:
Everyone is Progressive/Socialist about their Biggest Financial Worry.
I started developing this one when I saw several college-graduate "conservatives" arguing that the GOP should back student loan forgiveness.
It deepened and strengthened when I saw "conservatives" talk somewhat happily about how they were going to spend their stimulus check.
Read 16 tweets
18 Nov
Brainfertilizer's/Gitabushi's 1st Law:
Happy People Don't Vote Democrat

I'm determined to get this one established as an Axiom that even television talking heads use.

It just makes so much sense.
The history of it started with reading someone's snark that Democrats sure do love poor people, that's why their policies make so many more of them.
Trying to make that snark more pithy, I thought about it a little bit more. I think about that time, I saw multiple references to Cloward-Piven strategy, where Progressives would try to flood welfare systems to make them collapse.
And then use the collapse to argue for Socialism.
Read 19 tweets
18 Nov
I have a bunch of new followers, so I'm going to start a series of (hopefully) shorter threads detailing some of the views/stances/paradigms that I think I've pioneered...or if not pioneered, helped expand and advance.
I will then come back and link them all under this tweet.
My attempt to introduce a new definition/view of the Left vs the Right:
I used to go by Brainfertilizer, and have a web presence with that "Nathan of Brainfertilizer Fame".
Then I joined the Bushis and become Gitabushi. You can find some writings at
My 1st Law:
Read 13 tweets
17 Nov
via @AndToddsaid read this.
Chock full of goodness. The only problem is it ends too soon.…
@AndToddsaid One side note I think worth mentioning. And it *is* a side note, not even tangentially related to the point he's making.
He says, "Not only do I not love it, I don’t even hate it".

This is a subtle point, at least to me.
It took years and several explanations before my wife was able to get me to understand that when she says, "I hate you" in an argument, it just means "I love you" through the lens of anger.
It's still love, in a way. It's still as *close* and *intimate* as love.
Read 7 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!