This is depressing. Not that there are people like Theon Johnson --he's just one man and would be fairly harmless alone-- but that there is a powerful political machine to enable these sorts of people. You have to wonder what their motivations are. It can't be that they are motivated by concern for Johnson's well-being, because enabling that kind of behavior can only harm Johnson.
If it really were concern for Johnson's well-being, then it would be pretty one-sided. Where is the concern for the well-being of all the hard-working people who are forced to support Mr. Johnson?