Of course it's all about control. In Medieval times it was illegal to kill the king's deer. The whole point was to keep the serfs dependent on the King for their sustenance and if they didn't keep working in the fields and for the benefit of the King (or other aristocracy) they would be cut off and starve to death. The same reasoning applies today whether it's feeding the homeless and needy the "King's deer" or getting that EBT card (food stamps) or welfare check. This time work to pay taxes, fees, license, penalties, etc. and reward them with scraps for votes. Nothing really has changed - It's the same thing - just different times. Feed the serfs the scraps from the King's table as long as they keep working and providing for the King (or powerful elite). Giving the homeless and needy free "King's deer" meat is mostly symbolic and must be crushed as it diminishes the power of the King (or in our case - the all powerful government).
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