(Of course, conspiracy theorists would wonder whether these masked terrorists were not, in fact, College Republicans, bent on a false-flag operation. But we don't truck in conspiracy theories here!).
The "NF" stands for "Needy Families" and thus there is a "needs test" on welfare these days - you have to show you are looking for work or unable to work. You can't just show up and say, "gimmie money" under the present system. And perhaps this is why the far-Left is proposing asinine things like "guaranteed minimum income" in order to subvert existing need-based welfare schemes. Even food stamps - one program receiving a lot of criticism these days, has a work requirement.
There has to be some incentive - both carrot and stick - to get people out of bed in the morning and off to work. No one likes having the wolves at the door, but the threat of poverty and job loss seems to be one instinctive thing that programs our brains to work. Idleness often leads to depression, which is another reason why "free stuff" is a bad social model. People will find things to do, often anti-social things, if you tell them they don't have to work for a living.
Is our Capitalistic system fair? Of course not - no system is perfect. And that is one reason why we are not a true capitalist system - we have a quasi-socialist society with a plethora of government programs and safety nets in place, as well as a progressive tax system. In fact, the largest single payout the government makes is to fellow citizens already.
So we already have a safety net - and in fact most Western countries do as well. So why all this agitation on the Left for more free shit? Compared to the rest of the world, Western countries have the most generous social services around. Try going on welfare in Russia, China, or Africa - see what they get there - bubkis! Why then, are people on the Left making arguments that Western countries are the most horrible places to live, ever, ever, ever?
Well, maybe it is not so much people on the Left as it is Russian troll farms. We know now what we've always suspected (but actually knew, really) that all governments try to affect public opinion in foreign countries or even foment revolution. We did it, though the CIA. The Russians did it, through the KGB. Today, the Russians have entire operations online posting messages on everything from Facebook, to Twitter, to Reddit, to YouTube.
Some of these posts are toxic troll-postings that start wild conspiracy theories. Others are more subtle - encouraging far-out political views among naive college students. Where did you think the idea that the college cafeteria serving tacos was practicing "cultural appropriation" came from? The idea is insane on its face. Under that view, the only thing a cafeteria could serve is white bread, lest they offend some "culture" by making anything else.
In short, this is an attempt, I believe, to divide us from within and also weaken us. If they can get a substantial portion (or even a vocal minority) of people to squander a decade or so of their lives believing in "free shit" they can create chaos and division. And I say a decade or so of their lives, as most young people fall for this nonsense in their youth and then sober up and realize the ridiculousness of it all, not too much later in life. It happened to the hippies, it will happen to this latest generation of "anarchists" or whatever they call themselves.
No, a society cannot survive based on handing out free stuff to everyone. And maybe that isn't fair, but it is the only workable solution. We do hand out a lot of free stuff already, based on need, not based on your ability to breath and have a pulse. We have foodstamps for free food. We have public housing and section-8 housing for free places to live. We have Obamacare and Medicare for free health care. But the freeness of these things is based on a demonstrated need - your lack of income, lack of job, and/or lack of ability to work.
Young people in the prime of their lives, with the ability to work, don't need free shit. Sorry, but that's the long and short of it, and generations of people had to deal with this, put down the bong, and find a job.
And you know, it wasn't all that bad, either!