Why Carl Jung is a genius:

The Raytown farmer who posted a sign on a semi-truck trailer accusing Democrats of being the “Party of Parasites” received more than $1 million in federal crop subsidies since 1995.

But David Jungerman says the payouts don’t contradict the sign he put up in a corn field in Bates County along U.S. 71 Highway.

“That’s just my money coming back to me,” Jungerman, 72, said Monday. “I pay a lot in taxes. I’m not a parasite.”

After a story about Jungerman’s trailer ran in Sunday’s Star, however, some readers called him a hypocrite for criticizing others for getting government help while taking government subsidies paid for by taxpayers.

Jungerman said he put up the sign to protest people who pay no taxes, but, “Always have their hand out for whatever the government will give them” in social programs.

Crop subsidies are different, he said. When crop prices dip below a certain point, the federal government makes up the difference with a subsidy payment.

Why, that sounds like a guaranteed profit to me – which is socialism. Which makes Mr. Jungerman not only a parasite, but a victim of his own cognitive dissonance.

4 thoughts on “Parasite

  1. This “parasite” business is starting to become more and more pervasive. (Maybe I am just becoming more aware of it.) It is bothering me because it is part of the psychological process of reducing people to the status of lesser beings, eventually making the suitable for extermination. I suppose it had its origins in the Ayn Rand cult.

    They hypocrisy aspect of it is not to surprising since it had its origins in the brain of a woman who was able to convince herself that she was a high class “producer” in society by writing movie scripts and bad novels.

    By the way, where is my check? I pay taxes too, so don’t I get my own money coming back? This farmer guy must be really rich to be paying enough taxes to represent the amount of money he gets in farm subsidies. If he’s not, I think he must be getting my money in addition to his.

  2. Interesting that no one condemns the felony of arson committed here..

    Why is that???


  3. Oh wait. I know..

    Because a crime committed against a Right winger isn’t really a crime, right? 😀


  4. Joseph Heller satirized this hypocrisy way back in 1955, in “Catch-22”:

    “Major Major’s father was a…long-limbed farmer, a God-fearing, freedom-loving, law-abiding rugged individualist who held that government aid to anyone but farmers was creeping socialism.”

    Like Jungerman, he too, received government subsidies for not growing crops. Heller’s farmer worked “without rest at not growing alfalfa… On long winter evenings, he remained indoors and did not mend harness, and he sprang out of bed at the crack of noon every day just to make certain that the chores would not be done… [because he kept buying more land and kept it fallow] soon he was not growing more alfalfa than any other man in the county.”

    “The Lord gave us good farmers two strong hands so we could take as much as we could grab with both of them,” he preached.

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