posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 04:58 PM
I see a common thread that goes on in alot of posts here. I see concerned and caring people keep saying, "They need to do something about that".
For some reason, when we see things we don't agree with, like homelessness, we want to see the 'government' or local politicians step in and solve
the problem. THAT is not their job!
The politicians in this country, or any country, do not go to bed at night with YOU or YOUR wellbeing on their mind. They don't care that there are
8000 folks living in the woods right outside Tampa and Orlando. You can see a video at www.uaff.us that will show you some of these people.
The other thing I find amazing is how callous some people are to these folks plight. How many folks here at ATS have ever gone 2 weeks without a
shower or had to sleep in something other than a comfy bed in their life?
I'm not bashing any young folks, or anyone for that matter, but before you comment on how this is propaganda and such, spend one night downtown in
YOUR city and wander the streets all night. Go hang out with some of the "transients" you run into and you will find that they are everyday people
like yourself that hit a rough patch and it didn't end. Yeah, Yeah, I know, there are some drunks and dopers down there but some of them used to have
jobs and families and responsibility..and something went wrong and they couldn't overcome the obstacles that were put in front of them.
I had a pretty rough spot one time and I was denied access into a church in Louisville, Kent. cause I looked like a tramp. It was only cause I had run
out of money and had too much pride to call friends or family that I was in that position. I had to sleep in a junk car all night in the freezing
weather and a stray dog showed up and curled up on my feet and kept them warm for the night. I will never forgive the guy at a "church" of all
places for not letting me in that night.
I now own a home and have all the stuff and am considered a real fine upstanding guy....but we all have bad patches.
Get out from behind your computer screen and go down to the local asian market and buy some fresh fruit and go give $50.00 to a bunch of "down on
their luck" folks. You will be seen as a saviour to them and you might just make some friends.
Just cause a guy, or woman, hasn't shaved, changed clothes or showered in a month, doesn't mean they are a bad person, it just means that their
lifestyle doesn't permit it the way YOUR structured lifestyle does.
As far as the media, if you will turn of your tv, stop reading the newspaper, and never listen to the radio again, you will learn a great deal and you
might just begin to have some compassion for your fellow man.
If any of you 'keyboard cowboys' bash me, you have proved my point.