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originally posted by: pikestaff
The homeless have a huge axe to grind, then the new homeless would also have a huge axe to grind, round and round it goes, where it ends nobody knows.
originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: arpgme
That's a very broad generalization, and it's not completely fair, on either side. Not all rich people are arrogant snobs. Not all homeless people are there through misfortune.
But it seems people would rather want charismatic, attractive, rich politicians who speak with clear word pronunciation and expensive suits and has never been poor and seen what it's like on the 'other side' rather than just the 'rich/middle class' side.
originally posted by: Mura44
Edit to add : I came out of hiding to add that maybe we should consider for our leaders the ex-homeless who have managed to turn their dire circumstances.
originally posted by: purplemer
a reply to: arpgme
Many fof the people that run countries or hold up political / corporate positions have psychopathic tendencies. These are the last people you want running the country. Equally many people that are homeless are dealing with drug or mental issues.
Somewhere between these two extremes there will be a balance...
originally posted by: 4evernewb
I actually enrolled myself in the election for governor in 2008 in Washington state. I was homeless at the time and the incumbents goons (I assume) made sure I didn't remember doing it so I wouldn't follow through with the check and petition. a reply to: arpgme
originally posted by: youdidntseeme
All great points here....
but I ask, wouldnt the homeless then become the rich politicians and then we'd be in the same boat having the same argument all over again?
originally posted by: [post=18084788]arpgme
Most politicians were never homeless and endured humiliation and starvation. Maybe if the homeless were in charge they will not turn out the same way because they actually had these experiences rather than philosophizing about it.
originally posted by: FreedomEntered
Most homeless are either alchoholics , ex convicts, mentally ill or drug addicts. So no it wouldn't be a better place if they ruled over others. Most wouldn't even be able to speak sense to others. And probably don't have that much real life experience. Real life experience isn't life on the streets. It would be a complete horror. Hence why they are stuck in the cycle and no one will give them a chance. They need to sort their own issues first and get a place to live.
Some do just this!
Compassion is the key to freedom. If people do not care if suffering exist and help then there will be no freedom from suffering.
The key is finding those who are Compassionate and sane.