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originally posted by: MsSmith
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.
Precisely. One would hope someone coming from such a humble background would be more apt to lead the masses. That was part of President Obama's appeal, after all!
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!
Such a narrow minded view. Especially after the last decade, we've seen how easy it truly is to end up homeless and with nothing through no fault of your own. Typecasting every homeless person as an addict, ex-con, or mentally ill is only fueling the notion that they don't deserve even the basic of human rights and perpetuating the myth that they don't deserve our help.
they are more likely to be fair and compassionate to others after all of the humiliation, discrimination, and starvation.
originally posted by: matadoor
I read threads like this and realize that in fact, there is little hope for the human race.
The "can't we all just get along" crowd fails to realize that, in fact, there must be some "doers" and the entire society can't be "takers".
Once we reach past a tipping point, there won't be enough money to sustain the "takers" and society as we know it will collapse.
No one who covets such power should ever be allowed to have it, so it follows that only someone who would desire to avoid being in the position of doing that job, should ever be elected to do it.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: arpgme
"No one who covets such power should ever be allowed to have it, so it follows that only someone who would desire to avoid being in the position of doing that job, should ever be elected to do it. "
The world would be more fair if the homeless ruled rather than rich politicians