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originally posted by: artistpoet
a reply to: Daedal
Any decent government would provide for the needs of it's less fortunate
What is a homeless person supposed to do ... they require help not labelled as criminals
There will ALWAYS be homeless people because there will always be crazy people, lazy people, drug addicts, alcoholics, etc. No city wants to see its sidewalks polluted with bums begging for money and running hustles on people to feed their addictions.
No one who is simply "down on their luck" is going to be homeless for long as there are plenty of services and shelters for those people. The problem are the mentally ill and drug addicts who can't do anything productive no matter what you try to do for them. I know you can't be advocating that cities round them up and throw them in jail which is really all you can do to get them off the street.
originally posted by: crankyoldman
Why is this a surprise to people? Back in 1964 noted humanitarian, social softy and all around selfless guy Lyndon B. Johnson "declared WAR on poverty."
The words "declaration of war" is a very, VERY specific sequence of words which is NOT a euphemism for "gee I really want to help poor people a lot. " The phrase has a legal definition that means "war, and the suspension of all human rights in the process." Of all the possible phrases he could have used during his speech he selected this one, which means: The US has declared war on the impoverished. That phrase did not mean: The US has declared support and stability to those in need." If he had meant the US declared support and stability he would have SAID THAT! War, it only means one thing in the legal sense, only one.
The word WAR means something and it ain't "aid" or "support" or "help" or "compassion." It means those who have been declared the enemy have no rights. Now ask yourself this question and answer it honestly: Do the poor have protected rights in real estate, criminal actions and in city services? Do the poor have the same rights as the rich? Have the poor evolved since 1964 to a level where poverty is really an after thought in the US?
For 50 years the US has been at war with the poor, and it shows. In fifty years the poor have been charged BILLIONS of dollars to make them poorer. The poor, at the time, were poor but not in debt. Now they are all in debt and in dire straights and this was by design. The US has been in two declared wars, wars which were ushered in by the use of the term "declaration of war" and both have led to the suspension of the human rights afforded to them when not in war.
This is not a shock if you actually understand how the language works. It was put right in front of everyone to see in 1964, the sheeple simply heard "declare war" and decided, like idiots, to make it mean something else. Like saying, "you are about to be executed" means "I like your sweater".
In the world of legal language, and governmental "acts", which is how all governments operate, there are NO EUPHEMISMS, only words which have disguised meanings or in the case of "war" obvious meanings but there are NO euphemisms.
originally posted by: Foderalover
I always need help doing my job, my first attempt to get workers is to find a guy with a "will work for food" sign. The work is easy as pie, not once ever has one of them wanted to actually work for it, I asked 2 yesterday, yes it was cold, but I ended up doing it alone as usual. I have tried so many times to give them easy work with really good pay but it has never worked out. Im sure there are some that will work, but honestly Ive tried and I thing most of the ones Ive spoken with have mental problems that contribute to their behavior, some are just down and out and some are just lazy and would rather beg, so I don't classify them as a whole.