Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Why??


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We live in a rich country.
We pay large taxes.
Food is wasted here daily, thrown out at the end of the day in the grocery stores.
We are all human beings....equal in importance.
No one should be without a home...without food...without care.
NO ONE.
You might say "Oh, most want to live this way, most are drunks or druggies."
Maybe some are. Perhaps many. But many have lost their jobs or are not paid enough to survive and pay rent as well. There are families living in their cars.
There are families who have no car to live in.
Life has dealt them each a bad hand whether financially, physically, mentally, or emotionally.
Does this make them less a part of our own species? The people, and the families that are without?
This is merciless, inexcusable.
Inhumane........un-human.
This should not be allowed to continue....here or anywhere else.
Do we not agree?
Then tell me WHY??

**Credit for the picture goes to YFile at York Unniversity who kindly gave me permission to use it.
***** Had to take the original picture down due to a mistake about which picture was being asked permission for.

4 comments:

ms*robyn said...

I have no idea - it is something I have grappled with since I was a tiny gal. I am still no closer to the answer.

VintagePretty said...

Greed I suppose, and people creating demand for these things. It's a very sad affair indeed.

Daisy Lupin said...

I sometimes think that red tape stops people being helped. For example, my son once had a holiday job stacking shelves in a supermarket. He was horrified at the amount of food that was put down the waste hatch because it had reached the sell-by date. Surely a local charity could collect the food at the end of the day and distribute it, after all sellby dates do give a bit of leeway, in some products, for examples bread and rolls. Then there is the catch 22 situation that if you don't have an address you cannot receive any government help until you have one. Where do they get the money to get one? That is how the situation is in England. Love xx

Rosa said...

I wish there were an easy answer, but of course, there isn't. A lot has to with the way we treat our mentally ill when it comes to the "street people." I know, first hand, how fast a person can hit rock bottom from mental illness and can end up here with no help from our government or our society. It's very sad, really. We all must do what we can, when we can, however small.