Get Them Homeless Moving

Get Them Homeless Moving (parody of the western series Rawhide theme song)


Moving moving moving

Get them homeless moving

Get them homeless moving


Why are they hesitating?

Why are they excogitating?

Public funding is the ends for our drive


Moving moving moving

Get them homeless moving

‘though they are disapproving


No need to understand them

Just rope and dope and brand them

Take them to the clinic bye and bye


Moving moving moving

Get them homeless moving

Get them homeless moving


A head shrinker is awaiting

with drugs to placate them

Public funding is the ends for our drive


Move ’em out

Shove ’em out

Lure ’em out

To the Penndel Mental Health Center




There has been some progress with the challenge to move the homeless out of the woods, where some of them, mainly refugees from the recovery houses, caused problems near the public library in Levittown, PA.  Although a few of them have been able to work out a deal through Penndel Mental Health Center to get medical treatment and a least temporary housing, there remains the quid pro quo for these people to use the services, through public funding, with the center.

This is somewhat like those people who hawk timeshares by inviting you to a free meal. After the free meal, the hosts, unlike the community meals for the homeless, expect something in return. At the very least, to sit through a high pressure sales pitch.

Nobody canvasses the homeless neighborhood like the salesmen from the Penndel Mental Health Center. From early meet and greets at tent cities, at tent city evictions, at the Levittown Public Library, Code Blues, ad infinitum ad nauseam, they are there. To adapt lyrics from an old Beatles song:

You don’t even have to call

And I’ll be there

People need choice and should decide for themselves (although advice and solid analysis is OK) whether it be where they send their kids to school, if they need treatment and if so, where to go, etc.

I don’t understand why housing and mental health treatment are linked together, in pork barrel style.

In Bucks County, we need place for people to live who have just fallen on hard times.

Holy synthetic demand, Batman!

What’s twisted, is the recovery houses, which are run like the asylum in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, are protected by the federal government. Yet because of hobophobia, it’s hard to develop vacant buildings in neighborhoods for the homeless because people don’t want them there. The recovery houses bring problems. Here live people who choose to be slaves to their addictions, and are often a public plague. Different kinds of people are homeless; they are a less homogenous group than are people in the recovery houses.

Recovery houses are more of a threat to public order than are shelters for people who just need a place to live.

With all the access to the homeless Penndel has, with help from the government, it’s easy to think that that this August institution is the only game in town.  It’s not. Representatives from Penndel Mental Health Center showed up at the Salvation Army where I volunteered. I was going through a rough time  and people from the Army referred me to and encouraged me to go to the center for help.

At some point, I found a free counseling group that helps with a host of problems, not just addictions.

Fraudulently recruiting people, for a mental health center like Penndel Mental Health doesn’t just occur just in Bucks County, PA.

Pastor and counselor Jay Adams cites a case where it was discovered that people sent for evaluation for mental illness were falsely diagnosed. In an experiment, six people, who were as sane as you or I, were labeled schizophrenic and one was classified as manic depressive. The experimenter found that no one was turned away as a malingerer or faker. After the person who conducted the experiment announced to the institution that he would check the intake records again, many people were turned away from the institution as malingerers.

As is the case with the much of the mental health industry, medication tends to be a quick fix for problems at Penndel Mental Health.

The problem with modern psychiatry and psychology is they treat as “mental problems”, as though it is a medical problem, using medication. There are physical problems and spiritual (moral) problems. The psyche community came up with a third category, a non-organic, non-moral category. To quote Jay Adams:

“But it (the psychiatric community) knows nothing about a ‘mental illness’ category, in which a non-organic bug of some sort creates a non-organic problem which has to be treated non-organically under a medical aegis, though there is nothing medical about it. What is peculiarly medical about someone telling how to live with grandmother? ”

Dr. Adams further indicts the mental health community.  “There is a mess out there in psychiatry. Zilboorg, in his two volume history of psychiatry, concluded: ‘The field is in disarray, just as it was at the beginning.’  I agree with him that the field is in disarray, but I disagree that it is just as bad as it was at the beginning.”

Counseling people is a mission, not a business. In some cases, such as found in Bucks County, PA, it becomes monkey business. To quote Chuck Berry it’s just “too much monkey business, too much monkey business, too much monkey business for me to get involved with.”