Sometimes people want to be completely independent and there is nothing wrong with that. I am the last person to demand a person be dependent on anyone or anything. Whether it is being part of the power grid, depending on the government or private enterprise to deliver me water, food or clothes, whatever. If you want to make your own clothes, make your own food, produce your own water or produce your own electricity, that should be your right. But not everyone can be fully independent and sometimes the best they can do is be partially independent. That should be alright for them too.
We all have different priorities. We all have different needs. We all have different requirements.
But it seems to me that conservatives think that what suits them should suit everybody. They can't seem to acknowledge that other people might have other needs and requirements.
I remember Sarah Palin parading her special needs son around like he was some kind of trophy. Some people choose to abort special needs children because they take extra time, extra money and often extra training to be able to deal with them. Often people place their special needs kids in government run institutions which a gravely underfunded because of the economy crash and current trends in government funding, if it will help ordinary people then it should not be funded, but a woman was telling me that these government run institutions didn't pay staff well so they were magnets for pedophiles because special needs people often cannot speak up or defend themselves from predators. She knew this because her brother was special needs and she was annoyed Sarah Palin didn't use her public position to advocate on the behalf of parents of special needs children. It's fine for Sarah Palin to praise herself for raising a special needs kid but she has the resources to do so and possibly without the help of government assistance.
Sarah Palin demanding other women and families raise special needs kids by outlawing abortion is cruel because it can be additionally expensive and mentally exhausting and can be completely unrewarding to do so.
Sarah Palin thinks what suits her should suit everybody else when it is not the case.
The blindness of conservatives to the plight of others often baffles me. But then they also failed to see that other people contribute to their success. I remember hearing George W Bush claiming he was a self made man. I wonder how many conservatives believed his claim? His father being president had absolutely no baring on his various successes?
Other self-made men include the spate of men claiming to have built a business all by themselves and don't consider their employees as being instrumental or that their customers having money was at all important either, a stable country where there was no rioting, police protecting the peace in whatever capacity whether it is the threat of criminal charges to prevent people from stealing from the the business or the ability to purchase goods to resell at a good prices also had nothing to do with the business persons' success? And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
But the shortsightedness doesn't end there, it is assuming that all people want to be entrepreneurs or self-employed and all getting all the ideas, help and luck they need to be able to do so in the first place.
Conservatives always think everyone has a family that is willing and able to help them. Not all families are capable of helping family members and sometimes family members die or people no longer associate with them.
So next time you think other people can do whatever you can do, think again. They may not have the same resources, family or luck as you do. What suits you may not suit them at all.