- Static Thinking is thinking within a snapshot in time or subject matter; it is static. It doesn't consider history, cause, ramification or consequence. It is the kind of thinking that will cause a person to burn down his barn to get rid of the rats.
- Static thinking sees what is and assumes that it is static. Not only were rich people never poor or poor people never rich, but also poor people will never become rich through living as though they are poor, or rich people become poor by living as though they are rich. (rich as defined by Obama as making over 200 or so grand a year) .
- Static Thinking is also characteristically stratified or compartmentalized. For example, it does not in any way associate the size of one's house with one's ability to purchase health insurance. Nor, since to do so involves considering the mindset of past generations, i.e. history, does it ask why previous generations lived in smaller houses and paid less taxes, or that government deficit spending is a tax in its own right.
Connecting The Dots of Static Thinking and Helping The Poor
Sue is poor. She is an unaborted single mother with 3 unaborted children from 2 different unaborted dads neither of which live with her in her government provided apartment. Her plight however is not a static one. You see, the idea of a good family home in her world was outdated. June Cleaver and Ossie Harriet as role models had become relics of a bygone era, worthy only of disdain and ridicule. They were replaced by the sensuality of MTV, do what you will, and the materialistic world of feminism. She was educated in a government school where the concept of God was banned and replaced by the meaninglessness of evolution. The intellectuals thought this was best for her.
Her neighborhood is crime ridden. The government - confounded by its self-imposed restraints brought on by liberalism, and a sub-society living according to the standards taught to it by its educational institutions - gave up on trying to control anything but the most violent of criminals.
Sue is unemployed. Businesses that may have employed her, or her husband had she thought it necessary to have one, having given up on doing business in an area where the criminal is the protected one, moved to safer havens; even to other countries where they could escape run away tort law and bureaucratic red tape.
Her neighborhood is drug ridden. Escaping a meaningless and hopeless existence is not achieved by more Godless education on meaninglessness, or nicer digs for copulating. It requires more. Unfortunately drugs are the easiest, and perhaps the only accessible escape.
Her neighborhood is marked by blight. Having been trained that "others" will take care of her, she feels no responsibility for making her neighborhood look nice and desirable. Her peers deface buildings in the same way they deface their own bodies with graffiti and piercings. Besides, to do so would be a Sisyphean task since she would wake each day to find that the graffiti and trash had reappeared.
The liberal intellectuals and "theologians", and the weak minded people who listen to them, look at Sue's plight and see only what their materialistic worldviews allow them to see: a lack of material. So demands that more material be taken from someone else to assuage her situation, and their guilt, are made in the name of "compassion". THIS... is static thinking.