Showing posts with label people. Show all posts
Showing posts with label people. Show all posts

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Housing The Homeless Blah Blah Blah

The more I look into it, and the more I think about it, the more disgusted I become with the word "housing" when it comes to homelessness.   Seriously, enough already.

If people are not actually talking about houses when they discuss "housing the homeless" you know, the real single family dwelling with bedrooms and a living room and a kitchen and a garage and a yard and a driveway, etc., then they really should come up with another term besides "housing".

Trying to pretty up the situation by prettying up the language just makes you a liar.   It's time for everyone to know that when "housing" is mentioned in regard to homeless people, what they are really talking about is the warehousing of people - you know, shelters - the place where homeless people are stored away, out of sight and hopefully out of mind.

Still, homeless people are more people than homeless, and they deserve more respect than society current affords them.

If society is going to treat people who happen to homeless as if they are things to be stored away, then society should just admit as much.   Lets deal with the reality of the situation.  It's the only way to really fix things.

Friday, October 17, 2008

According To Acorns

Did you know, if the coming Winter is going to be more harsh than usual, oak trees will produce more acorns for the forest animals? No? Well, I didn't either. Matter of fact, I never heard that one before. Of course it reeks of superstition, but I thought I'd check it out anyway. And yes, it is only a myth. And if you think about it, it's pretty obvious. First of all, if acorn production by oak trees was a true indication of predicting the weather, all the scientists would be out measuring and reporting the acorn haul. And weather men would be keeping us abreast of the acorn count with each nightly news report. And people would have acorn gages attached to the sides of their barns], like those used for measuring rain.

The really big deal about all this is, I learned of this myth from a financial executive of a large bank. He shared this information during a bible study I attended last week. And he believes this really isn't a myth. He stated it as if it was an actual and fairly well known fact.

Now, if such pillars of our community, and true bible believing Christians, are so gullible, and so easily taken in by such mumbo jumbo, then how are people ever going to be able to understand and accept the realities of homelessness? Without a true accurate understanding of homelessness we will never be able to overcome it.