Thursday, December 6, 2007

THE 'STATE' SPEAKS ON NOLA'S "TENT CITY'" HOMELESS: "WE SHALL ADD TO YOUR BURDENS AND SCATTER YOU TO THE STREETS."


It seems the Sate of Louisiana has decided the best way to handle the homeless problems which are related to affordable rents for the working and non-working poor, post Katrina in New Orleans, is to bulloze hundreds of public housing units and create a construction site, erecting fences, to keep out the homeless who are currently living in "tent city". How ironic just as we are in the first frenzy's of the "holiday shopping season" -- reality offers the the perfect opportunity for humanity to put the "Christ" back into Christmas.



From WDSU.com :


NEW ORLEANS -- The state has ordered New Orleans to remove the homeless inhabitants of Duncan Plaza.


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"A $75 million state building is scheduled for construction near City Hall, replacing the old State Supreme Court building and an adjacent 9-story office building.


Next week, a fence will be built to prepare the site for construction.

"In the meantime, the city is asking the state to delay the project until they can place all of the homeless into emergency shelters."



In a very related story:

"The landlord of Robert Hawkins, the kid who shot whomever was near him in the mall in Omaha yesterday, says that he told Debora Kovac that he felt he was "unwanted". "He was unemployed, hopeless, he said he didn't want to be 'a burden anymore to anyone'. He said 'he felt like a piece of sh*t all of his life and now he will be famous'."

Robert Hawkins will be famous, at least with me, for immortalzing what the last stages of extreme loneliness, despair, hopelessness and isolation can look like, when human beings stop caring for each other. And this was only a boy.

Need to find your humanity?
Forgotten how to feel - be 'with' those less fortunate than you?

See how long you can listen to the lyrics in this song (I suggest 'try' because if your heart is closed, then listening to this song is going to be downright hard - mostlikely, you won't even bother) for others, in the end, it could be worth it, somewhat like Snow White's kiss, which brought her back from the land of the dead.


HE AIN'T HEAVY - HE'S MY BROTHER



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