What would MLK jr. say about homelessness?

I really don’t know, but I do know that in a politically correct world people are still looking for a scapegoat for all their frustrations and anxieties and homeless people are the new scapegoat. You can’t rag on the usual people about looking or acting differently; so just attack those who, for whatever reason, will not march to societies conventions. The reasoning behind this is that homelessness is a choice and the people who are homeless are making poor choices. The people who are forcing them to “convert” to living a normal life are feeling very virtuous. Any and all kinds of pressure to change the homeless individuals path are allowed.

Okay, folks. Didn’t we go through all of this in history before? One religion decides that their way is the only way, and you know the rest…

The same is happening here to-day. Get real. Not everyone started their life on a level playing field. Some people were abuse, some neglected, some have lived with barriers that you can never imagine. Some people just got too much from their parents and can’t wake up to the real world and pull their weight. Yes, there are some homeless people out there that grew up rich. Go figure. There is no stereo type that fits all homeless people. Which means, it can happen to you some day. Be careful about who you abuse for being homeless, you may end up standing next to them at the soup kitchen.  Or the protest march.

About tjmcfee

Freelance writer. Activist on homeless issues. 48 years old. I write about subjects that need to be examined closely and thoughtfully. The idea for Brain Sections came from reading a book about abandoned asylums. I wanted to set a suspense story in that setting. The inclusion of crazed scientists turning homeless people into zombies is what makes the story unique. View all posts by tjmcfee

2 responses to “What would MLK jr. say about homelessness?

  • Maryellen Hess

    Reblogged this on Maryellen Hess Cameron and commented:
    I read a powerful letter recently about an ignored but fundamental accomplishment of Dr. King. The writer opened my eyes in a way no one else had done.

    There is a part of Dr. King’s legacy, she says, far more important than leading civil resistance. He taught the people on the ground – the ones who marched, defied Jim Crow laws, sat at the lunch counters – to accept the violence that their actions would certainly precipitate. Unless they overcame their fear of that violence they could not push the limits needed to create change.

    Do we now have to teach our homeless how to accept the violence against their dignity as a way to push back against it?

    • tjmcfee

      You must never fear what the “powers that be” can do to you, or no change will occur; yet, a balance must be made so that the victim does not become the tyrant. Otherwise, a loss of fairness and empathy can result from “the crowd”. It’s a tough act to accomplish, but everyone has to speak up for their rights. Or no one will pause and listen or care.

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