The homeless have their homes and food they try to grow destroyed, which forces them to live in crowded cities in an attempt to survive.
Do you really think that most homeless CHOOSE to live on the streets? That most of them ar drunks, drug-users, or mentally ill? Studies form "better" economic times have generally shown that one third of those leaving on the streets neither have mental illness nor any substance abuse problems.
It is time that society stops blaming the homeless for being homeless, or seeing homelessness as some unfortunate condition, a problem with no one to blame for, like some sort of natural disaster. Is there any doubt that homelessness makes people sick and often leads to death?
Here is just a fraction of the people that have been killed by the conspiring of their goverments at all levels.
"Anchorage police today identified a man found dead in the woods behind Blockbuster video store near a South Anchorage bike trail Sept. 22."
"Another man has been found dead at an Anchorage homeless camp, bringing to 23 the toll of men and women who were homeless or otherwise familiar with street life who have died outdoors around the city in just over a year." If a serial killer had killed 23 people, you can be sure several branches of law enforcement would be devoting hundreds of thousands of dollars with of resources trying to end the killings. But when it is only homeless people dying, who really cares?
Why is it that the police destroy the meager shelters of the homeless, and then when it gets really cold, the community makes a half-hearted attempt to come of with some sort of temporary emergency shelter solution?
"Anchorage police have identified the man found dead at the Anchorage Recycling Center on June 14 as 66-year-old John Smith of Anchorage. Smith's body was found in a pile of cardboard at the Rosewood Street facility. It appeared that he had been dead for a while, police said at the time." He must have died of old age! Homeless people certainly do have a short life expectancy!
"No foul play was suspected in Smith's death." This is just a way of getting around having to say that he probably died of being homeless and that is the end of it. Middle class people do not just suddenly die for no reason like this.
"The cause of his death is still pending results from the medical examiner's office,police said." This exact same quote is found in hundreds of articles about homeless deaths. There has never once been any follow up. One might think it should be alarming that so many people are mysteriously dying... but wait! they are homeless people; no need to worry!
"More than 20 homeless or semi-homeless people have been found dead outdoors since May 2009. Most were intoxicated when they died." Note how the article said "most", which means that some of them were not intoxicated. How did these, otherwise normal people just fall over and die? Does the fact that some of them were intoxicated just explain away their deaths. Oh, they were intoxicated ! They made a bad decission that caused themselves to die!
Lots of people get intoxicated, virtually none (except the homeless for some inexplicable reason) die from being intoxicated. Yet most readers simply brush common sense aside. Few people in our society have even the slightest care for the homeless. When they do, it is just a superficial gesture of caring, like volunteering at a soup kitchen. Do you really think homeless people, who have nothing but time on their hands, need a volunteer?