reply to post by leo123
It's not 'my' US ... I don't live in the US
So as you can see, this occurrence has already spread world-wide.
It would appear that you're angry. And doubtless you believe you have just cause for that anger.
There are people you regard as 'life long bums'. And doubtless also, you believe yourself to have just cause for labelling people as lifelong
Why not provide some background as to your opinions ?
For example, why do you believe some people become what you term 'lifelong bums' ?
I'm sure you're aware that we're not all born equal.
Some are provided a stable home, education, support as they embark on a career and life.
Others are provided none of the above. They have no support, little or no education, few skills or opportunity to develop any, no network who might
provide them employ.
But most of all, not everyone is born with confidence. So if someone is underprivileged in terms of childhood experience, home, friends, opportunity,
support, etc. ... then it is often extremely difficult for them to find employment.
Many are forced to leave home (whatever 'home' may consist of in their case) at a very young age. They're like baby deer who wander into the
lions' den. Their life remains very difficult. They don't know the ropes. They don't have anyone to help them. People shun them. People don't
want to employ them. Despite their often heroic efforts, they're unable to find work so have no money for respectable accomodation and all that goes
with that : no place to shower, no clean bed at night, no decent food or place to cook it, nowhere to wash or store their clothing and possessions,
no neighbours to befriend or help them. They remain outcasts within society.
These are the people you refer to as 'douchebags' and 'lifelong bums'.
They're often those who've never had even half a fair deal.
They've been compelled to accept charity as far as the basics in life are concerned.
They get older and opportunities in all areas recede even more
The only friends and people who might understand them are often those in the same unfortunate situation.
Naturally, they form groups -- for friendship -- for a sense of 'belonging' -- for companionship --- to be with those who won't judge them as
harshly as does the rest of the world .. etc.
You or I or anyone in this forum could .. had our circumstances been different .. be one of those you describe so callously.
'Drug addicts' you say. But aren't there drug addicts at the very highest levels of our society ? Haven't US presidents and senior politicians,
movie stars, millionaires and their kids --- ALSO been accused of being drug addicts ?
But you apply that term to the homeless alone.
Is it drug addiction that you despise so much and have such little regard for ? Or is it only HOMELESS drug addicts for whom you have no pity ?
OR ... do you despise these people because they're HOMELESS ?
Does others poverty anger you ?
Why ? Have you ever examined why ?