snopes.com: Pensioners Should Apply as Refugees
If you follow the link you'll find the US and Australia and, according to FaceBook, Canada gives more to refugees than to pensioners.
It is false, and it is offensive.
I am so sick and tired of mindlessly sharing or forwarding nonsense like this.
When did we stop giving critical thought to anything?
Of course, the real issue isn't thinking; it's xenophobia. For all its apparent caring about our seniors it is thinly disguised hatred.
It's another take on how them furriners are taking all our jobs/money/ resources/air/space/food/ you name it.
Friends, the world is for everyone.
If someone wants a better life then they ought to be given a chance to get it, and if they need a hand up along the way good on us for offering it.
The true test of a nation or a person is how they treat others.
And remember, unless you are First Nations born, you are descended from immigrants or refugees. If such social programs had been available back then, my bet is your ancestors and mine would have accepted it.
So stop the spit-flying xenophobia and appreciate the fact that your country is good and kind and willing to help others.
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