Here is a perfect example of the practical indifference, or even cruelty, that Roger Kimball calls “abstract benevolence, a specialty of liberals”:
From Dinesh D’Souza
…a man I recently met named George…informed me that his young son was sick with a chest condition. He pleaded with me to send him $1,000 to cover the medical bills… I agreed to send George the money…He said…“Dinesh, you are like a brother to me”… George has a real life brother who just happens to be the president of the United States. (George Obama is the youngest of eight children sired by Barack Obama Sr.)
One of Obama’s favorite phrases comes right out of the Bible: “We are our brother’s keeper.” Yet he has not contributed a penny to help his own brother. And evidently George does not believe, even in times of emergency, that he can turn to his brother in the White House for help…Obama also has an aunt named Hawa Auma, his father’s sister, who ekes out a living selling coal on the streets of a small village in Kenya. She says she would like to have her teeth fixed, but she cannot afford it. Obama hasn’t offered to help her either.
George’s tragic situation exposes President Obama as a hypocrite. Here is a man who demands that others pay higher taxes to help the poor—even poor people who are not related to them—while Obama himself refuses to help a close relative like George.
Read it here: How I Became George Obama’s Brother