Homeless are Guilty of What?
Brillilant. Just Brilliant. Gordie Campbell and his thugs were thinking of incarcerating the homeless during extreme bad weather.
Google it cuz I’m on a public computer that doesn’t allow two windows and I’m having probs copying and pasting the url.
The gist is Rich Coleman came under fire yesterday because leaked memos were suggesting, nay, saying, that legislation would be introduced to FORCE, yes, FORCE the homeless into shelters or jail during extreme weather. Once the shit hit the fan Coleman backed off, natch, but watch those pesky, unkind, incompassionate, creepy libs try something , anything to clean up the streets of vancouver during the hallowed 2010 Olympic Games. I mean “AHHHHHHHHHHH”, tourists seeing homeless people????? Can;t have that , can we.
The irony is there’s so many homeless because of Bill Van derZalms’ Expo 86 and the scorching of social programs, closing of mental facilities and institutions. The same pattern is being repeated with Gordo’s five ring circus. Only this time around El Gordo wants to place the homeless back in institutions, ones that are innappropriate to people’s needs. Institutions are just that and where’s the sense of place or need in a shelter or jail? There is none so it’s no wonder the government can’t keep street people in there.
Look, from my own experiences as a homeless but vanned person , classed as ‘mentally ill’ and having dealt a lot with homeless people in Vancouver, London, Edinburough, Belfast etc., I can tell you that safety , trust and above all , love, exists within the homeless communities. And I mean true love, the kind where a friends would take a drubbings for each other and give them the last torn , ripped shirt off their back. Yes, the dysfuntion is incredible but I don’t see white, middle class families going the gamut as far as the homeless will for each other and that includes some particular family members of my own.
If Gordonbleu thinks he can pull the wool over the public’s eye , he’s half right, but more and more are tuning into the sociopathic tendencies of this government (and most governments in general). Who’s ever stepped up to the plate to let the homeless create their own communities with proper housing and facilities AND their own set of rules and regs ? Not even the NDP…my choice of lesser evils….because the do gooders of all stripes just can’t help themselves when it comes to power and control (well, so and so has done this study and then dr. blahblah of whatever knows how to implement this and then we need a couple of party hacks to run it, and wow, look what we made all by our selves with minimum input from the insane people!!!!!).
then there’s the public commentors on CBC and other places….you know, the ones who say they’re tired of having the mentally ill who swear 24 hours a day hanging around and please, won’t you put them somewhere? well guess what, w.a.s.p. lady, those people are still there because you keep voting for the provincial liberals and federal conservatives (or liberals). at least with the ndp there might be some sort of convincing done that us mentally ill homeless types can run some shelter/housing on our own!
and i bring up, once again, portland oregon’s ‘dignity village’. google it. awesome place. so vancouver, give us some land, gordie quit putting bandaids on festerng wounds and maybe just maybe vancouver and other cities could boast about their homeless, or let’s to to the moon and say ‘former homeless’.
but ya know what? even if places like dignity village existed here there would still be some who prefer the street. it’s their home. it’s their culture, it’s where they feel best. and if they want to take a stab at surviving during super crummy weather, let ’em, cause at least they’d be going with their boots on and that’s a far cry more then having their heads shrunk by a system that doesn’t even begn to know the gifts , yes that’s spelled ‘gifts’ of us loony toons. Cause if you come at things from indigenous perspective it’s the world that’s loony with sensitive people who have the gifts of healing, clarivoyance or whatever and are merely reacting to the ruling sociopaths….and that includes many left wingers too.
if this doesn’t make too much sense, forgive me, just call it stream of consciousness cuz i don’t have time to edit on a public machine. thank gawd for public machines though….especially if one ever goes up campbell’s arse.
Basically, what i have to say is ‘GRRRRRRRR’.