So for the third or fourth year in a row I have heard the heartbreaking stories of people getting arrested for feeding the the homeless on the American Thanksgiving Holiday. Especially in the stae of Florida. In my own hometown of Modesto, California and many other cities bear and far have actually outlawed sleeping in the public parks or streets anytime day or night. Yet, the homeless problem didn’t go away because of it. In fact, it is growing worse. The current systems seem to only serve money for the most part not people. The current systems seem to catiter to the rich. They could care less of the sufferings of others. They just say, “NIMBY” or “Not In My Backyard.” And the systems seem to do what the people with the most money want for the most part. If the rich think it the homeless are unpleasent than they will do anything to get rid of their discomfort usually by lowering their resources and hoping they will go away. Cities and communites often make homelessness itself illegal. Why? Because money throwers say, “Not in my backyard.”
Don’t let that 90 year-old man or anyone else feed the homeless….why? As far as I can tell….”NIMBY.” Maybe we won’t have to see them if there is no food. It goes on and on. The inhumanity is sickening.
How did we get to the point where it becomes illegal to help people who may not be in the best current condition to help themselves? How did it become a crime to feed others? How did we get to a point where sleeping in public a crime to those who haven’t a place to lay their heads? How did we become this…?