Thursday, March 22, 2012

Feeding the Homeless: It's Criminal

Piglipstick (on my list of daily blog visits) has a post about the increasing crime of feeding the homeless. More and more, cities across America are creating laws that make it illegal for us to feed the homeless. To offer something warm to drink or give someone a sandwich. Some local politicians insist they're doing this for the "safety" of the homeless. That is disingenuous, and only said to appease the rest of the citizenry. Because of course, if these law makers cared about the "safety" of the homeless, there would be laws made to make it easier for everyone to have resources to feed the homeless, as well as finding shelter, etc. Instead, the reality is control. As it all is -- control. Control of all of us.  Don't think for a minute it's just about controlling individual segments of society: the poor, the homeless, the unemployed, ex-cons, etc.  We're all in this together. Don't be distracted by false divisions.

1 comment:

  1. The majority of the people involved with helping this cause had a history of substance abuse and a high percentage of those people came from the Downtown East side

    The Servants of Hope is a non profit charity that has been helping the people of Vancouver’s downtown east side for the past 6 years. Alongside hot meals and warm coats they serve up a sense of hope and a chance at a new life. Below is a video link from Christmas 2012 over one hundred people came together to feed the homeless and do outreach we served over one thousand people that night