since i already talked to radio-kitten about all this shit.
if you read the news since you’re inside cuz it’s cold n shit, you have heard about the really cold weather. polar vortex or somethin. with that being said, there have been a bunch of articles about the homeless literally freezing to death.
why the fuck do “we” care about the homeless now?
with our lack of habitual sympathy and long lasting policies for the homeless and our society’s nameless, we dont let them live AND we dont let them die. the focus here isnt that we should let them die. but theres a hypocrisy here in the fact that we dont let them live.
just because we talk about them dying doesnt mean we’re one well-read or sympathic to the issue.
solving the hypothermia issue isn’t gonna keep them off the street. however, if you see something that needs to be done (like calling the hypothermia hotline), by all means DO SO. it’s kind of your duty to be a decent human being or something like that.
if we had fucking housing like we should for these people as well as long term care, we wouldnt talk about this shit. but no, thats “too much” they “dont deserve it”. not once have we truly had a mainstream discussion about long term solutions to helping the homeless. not including the fact that we fail to discuss how it disproportionately affects young white men, african americans, lgbtq youth, veterans, the list goes on.
also, think the homeless are criminals and lazy fucks? consider yourself wrong. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/poverty/report/2013/12/05/80220/no-place-like-home/
instead let’s just not let them die and we can still feel really really good about ourselves. ulgh.