someone, hand me a gun...........  

wickedeasy 66F  
14966 posts
3/22/2006 3:10 pm
someone, hand me a gun...........


i am not normally a violent person - if anything i tend to be more the peace maker. yesterday, however, if i had had a gun, i would have been sorely tempted to use it. I chair the mayor's council on homelessness in a city that has a huge drug problem, a vast number of homeless and a town population that is literally being forced out of their homes due to the dearth of a living wage and the gentrification of the city.

bad enough to listen to 15 supposedly sane, educated people sit around and villify those less fortunate for an endless 3 hours, right? well, it gets better.

in the middle of the committee reports, a rep from the mayor's office interrupts the whole process and starts talking about how the homeless are responsible for the city's "crime wave". never mind that the city is known as the heroin capital of the North Shore.

insult to injury - the police have taken to making the "old drunks" dance for them of an evening.

what the hell is going on in this world?

is it so easy to judge another? is the only way you can feel good is if another person feels bad?and is it anything other than reprehensible that the people in power turn their back on their citizenry in favor of "development" and a handful of yuppie condo buyers?

really, if i had had a gun............

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


qosmann 66M

3/24/2006 2:22 am

I suspect it has something to do with the decline and disappearance of civility. Polemics are everywhere. Too many folks are less willing to work towards concensus for problem solving. Too many folks seem mired in their dogma. Never mind the lack of compassion.

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