Homeless Pit Bulls

As I was walking my dog in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, a hiker walking towards me frantically warned me that a pit bull was running loose in the woods. As we entered a landing by the “river”, there it was. The pit bull! We approached the much feared dog, who didn’t attack us, but was playful. I admit I was a little scared.

I threw a stick for the pit bull, to my dog’s vexation. The three of us found a spot to hang out. The pit bull, although a puppy, was twice the size of my dog, who got nervous when she got on top of her. I told the pit bull to sit away from us, take a time out. The dog obeyed as if she were my own dog, and waited for my permission to come back out and visit with my dog.

Like pit bulls, the homeless have gotten a bad rap.

My experience with the pit bull in the Pine Barrens wasn’t the only time I found that all the talk about pit bulls being vicious dogs was unfounded.

“Don’t talk about us – talk with us” – slogan coined by the homeless-run organization Picture The Homeless.

Just as pit bulls are judged by a few bad dogs (the result of the owner/trainer), the government hacks in the WIC office near the Veterans Memorial in Levittown, PA where the homeless hang out judged all the homeless by a few isolated incidents by individuals who happened to be homeless (or perhaps they were from one of the numerous recovery houses).  The Bucks County officer from the building where WIC is housed told some homeless people at the memorial that people are afraid to come to the memorial with them there.

As was the case with the pit bull, people should find out for themselves the truth of an assertion.

For the past nearly three years, I’ve been getting to know the local homeless. Like pit bulls, they don’t bite. When I visited the Levittown public library, I recognized some homeless people I had seen at a local community meal. I got to know them there and at the nearby vets memorial. At the time, after having lost my job and being low on funds, I struggled to find enough to eat. One of the homeless people told me about other meals for the homeless and the free bus that takes them there. It was a Godsend!

I learned some of the homeless’ stories and engaged in intelligent conversation with them. On a few occasions, we discussed Shakespeare. I found that many of them worked, sometimes intermittently and sometimes full time. Some homeless folks have found regular jobs and have found a place to live.

Unlike the druggies, people become homeless for different reasons. One of them is simply job loss, sometimes a layoff or sometimes because of sickness.  During the Great Depression/Progressive era of the late 1920s and 30s, many working men became hobos after they couldn’t find work, which was a result of the bad economy ushered in by progressives such as Presidents Herbert Hoover and FDR, with his New Raw Deal. Likewise, recent progressives have fostered homelessness.

http://waynedupree.com/democrats-uncovered-how-fdrs-new-deal-hurt-the-middle-class-and-the-poor/

In an attempt to alert the public about the homeless in Bucks County, PA, The Advocates for The Homeless and Those in Need (AHTN) made a video, where actors talked about them rather than talking with the homeless. They tried to keep the homeless away from the shoot that day, but the homeless came anyway. The homeless were ignored; treated like mannequins!

Unlike AHTN, The Citizens Serving the Homeless on the other side of the Delaware River talked with real homeless people when they made their video. http://citizensservingthehomeless.org/theirstories.html

The truth about the homeless: http://citizensservingthehomeless.org/myths.html

Don’t jump to conclusions – there may be a perfectly good explanation for what you just saw.” – Proverbs 25:8

Hope For The Homeless?

Too much government regulation is feeding the homeless problem, said Janice Gallagher, a political candidate in Delaware, at a recent forum on the homeless, held at the Victory Church in Dover.  The church is the subject of controversy between neighbors, authorities and the pastor, homeless advocates, and the homeless.

“We are being smothered by regulations,” said Ms. Gallagher. “As I have been out talking to everyday people, what is holding so many things back are the regulations.

For the homeless people, and people without jobs, our community would be moving at a much quicker pace if we could get some of these regulations, not only from our state, but from the feds also, off our backs”, she concluded.

http://delawarestatenews.net/election-2016/candidates-victory-church-dover-use-forum-discuss-homeless-problem/

The Delaware state candidate understands one of the problems that fosters homelessness better than our state representative, Tina Davis, the Bimbo of Bucks County, PA. Onerous regulations create more unemployment and is an obstacle to getting things done.  The bimbo praised PA Governor Big Bad Wolf for banning new drilling on state lands.  She admitted that the drilling helps the economy but Augustly said that “protecting” the environment trumps the economy.

https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2015/01/29/gov-wolf-bans-new-drilling-in-state-parks-and-forests/

Unlike Bucks County, which has more vacant property than homeless people, the Kent County Delaware zoning office is willing to work with the Victory Church pastor and a homeless advocate to relocate the homeless, as the homeless encampment at the church violates zoning codes.

Bucks County is smothered by regulations, driven by hobophobia, the irrational fear of the homeless and by greed. This is holding back housing for the homeless in Bucks County.

Although the homeless camping at Victory Church are creating problems with their incessant noise at all hours, threats of violence, domestic violence, fighting, false fire alarms and zoning violations, Kent County is offering the homeless an alternative at a better site. It’s up to the homeless to accept the zoning office’s offer and to obey rules, just like anyone else.

The feds, as Ms. Gallagher mentioned, is another source that exacerbates homelessness. In lower Bucks County, the feds have fostered an inordinate number (about 100) of recovery houses, not one in Doylestown (county seat), but dumped them in Levittown and vicinity. Those do-gooder libs in Doylestown don’t want the problems of the lower end in their back yard!

Not only has crime increased in lower Bucks since the feds imposed the revolving door druggie flophouses on the community, but as a result, the so-called emergency shelter is overflowing, so much so that people needing emergency shelter have to wait months to get in!

Progressives, liberals, have fed homelessness. As radio talk show host Tom Marr said, “when you have liberal rule, you have more crime and poverty.” These are the ingredients that make homelessness.

Like her state clones, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is a progressive, who wants more government regulation and wants to “tax the rich” in order to redistribute wealth and allegedly help the poor. She also wants to continue President BO’s war on coal, which creates more unemployment, poverty and raises fuel prices for all of us.

As I illustrated in my blogs about FDR’s New Raw Deal, progressivism hurts us all, except for the fat cat cronies of the liberal establishment, the special privileged characters. The New Raw Deal favored fat cats and hurt the little guy, like the Joads, the fictional family in realistic writer John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrathhttp://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/how-fdrs-new-deal-harmed-millions-poor-people

Today, there is more homelessness in blue, liberal states, such as New York, than in red, more conservative states such as Texas.

“Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results”, which is quoted in Narcotics Anonymous.

We can restore America if we get our heads out of dark places.

“At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before.” -Daniel 4:36

500 Miles from Home

“If you miss the train I’m on, you will know that I am gone
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles,
A hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles,
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.
Lord I’m one, Lord I’m two, Lord I’m three, Lord I’m four,
Lord I’m 500 miles from my home.
500 miles, 500 miles, 500 miles, 500 miles
Lord I’m five hundred miles from my home.”

-Lyrics from 500 Miles, sung by Peter, Paul & Mary

Every time I see the car ad where a couple drives alongside a freight train and the woman daydreams about hopping the train and going wherever the tracks take them, I shake my head. She pictures herself in a boxcar. Her dog approaches and she pats the dog and soon her husband approaches. The vision jumps to the three of them sitting by the boxcar door.

What a romantic view of the world! As a recovering Romantic, I see this fantasy as silly, asinine!

During the Great Depression, people didn’t ride trains without a destination in mind because of a romantic notion. Like today’s homeless in places such as Bucks County, PA, who scout out a place to sleep, people hopped trains out of necessity.

Dreaming about hopping trains or even just, as I did as a teenager, hopping a train for a short distance, is a far cry from the reality of what the hobos went through during the depression. Just past a nursery that abutted my backyard where I grew up were train tracks. Two were for electric freight trains, and ran fast, and one was an old diesel Reading freight line, that ran slowly. On one occasion when I hopped the Reading, it suddenly started speeding up. I thought it might slow down but it kept picking up speed. I jumped, and I partly braced myself with a hand that landed on a sharp rock. I still have a trace of the scar it left.

I got off a lot easier than some of the hobos who hopped trains during the depression. Sometimes they missed and lost legs and sometimes even died! The railroads, much of which were paid for by taxpayers, hired bulls to go after the hobos, who would arrest them and beat them. This is a little like the way today’s homeless are treated when they camp out on public or private land because they have nowhere to go. During the depression, sometimes the bulls killed hobos.

Hobos would hop trains in search of work wherever they could find it, often hundreds of miles away.

Along the way, benevolent farmers who were still in business fed the hungry hobos.

http://livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/water_07.html

Many of the hobos were farmers whose farms folded, in large part due to President FDR’s New Raw Deal, which as I illustrated in earlier blogs, favored the fat cats and hurt the average Joe. Likewise, today’s progressives, such as President BO and Shrillery-Killery and Slick Willy Clinton, contribute to homelessness. As I said in a blog awhile back, fight homelessness; don’t vote for progressives.

Today, many people don’t understand the homeless and even view them in a Romantic way. Although they may romanticize about them, they want to keep them at bay.

A term used informally today, hobophobia, the irrational fear of the homeless, is derived from hobos, the forerunners of today’s homeless.

Just as benevolent farmers shared their food with the hobos during the Great Depression, charitable people today feed, clothe, and minister to the homeless. In Bucks County, well intentioned people who want to provide much needed shelter for the homeless are derailed by hobophobic government bureaucrats.

Not all the homeless are gypsies, tramps and thieves… Many are there because of circumstances similar to that of the Great Depression.  http://www.metrolyrics.com/gypsies-tramps-thieves-lyrics-cher.html

Where do we go from here? 

The homeless could develop PMS (poor me syndrome). Or they could make the best of their situation and persevere and move forward. Encouragement, which Christians have been giving them, is something the homeless need a lot of.

I just read on pastor and Christian counselor Jay Adam’s website where he discussed the role of sin in one’s mental well being. Dr. Adams explained that not all problems are a direct result of one’s sin, which was the case with Job. However, the way one deals with a bad deck one is handed is what counts. As in the case of Job, bad things happen for a reason. Job came to realize that, obeyed and glorified God and things turned out all right in the end.

You don’t resolve problems by hugging trees or by dancing with the daffodils! You do so by going to God.

“Who provides for the raven its prey,
when its young ones cry to God for help,
and wander about for lack of food?”

-Job 38:41

You Reap What You Sow

Years ago I saw a brochure “Invite Birds to Your Home.” It gave tips on what flowers to plant to attract the kinds of birds you want in your yard. In essence, if you build it, they will come.

We create situations in life by the way we think and  by what we do. We reap what we sow. Take the Neshaminy Sin, aka the Neshaminy Inn in Trevose, PA, where over time nomadic homeless people have spent a night or more. Needing a place to stay, I went there. At the office, the Inn conspicuously touts that they offer free Hustler, a no holds barred porn channel in all rooms.

The kind of birds the Neshaminy Inn attracts are sh**birds, to use Navy terminology.

Inconsiderate people who are loud all hours of the night, sometimes quarreling, playing loud jungle music, whistling and shouting back and forth from the far reaches of the hall to a distant room after midnight, flotsam and jetsam roaming the halls and talking loud all hours of the night, young children, unsupervised, running the halls late at night, flock to the Neshaminy Sin. On one occasion, a woman jumped out of a car when the maintenance guy approached and ran off, with more than a half moon showing. On another occasion, a woman ran down the hallway and out of the building, naked, frantically flailing her arms and crying out in panic.

If you don’t believe me, here’s a newspaper account. In the article, the Sinn’s, I mean Inn’s owner says that only two percent of the people who go to the Inn are bad. If you believe that, you must also believe in the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus, and The Easter Bunny. What’s officially reported is just the tip of the iceberg.

http://articles.philly.com/2014-04-17/news/49188425_1_lincoln-motel-knights-inn-good-people

Today in America, we are reaping what we have sown. As a nation, we have turned away from God and have become an Obama Nation.

What’s the root of the problem?

People have stopped going to church, and some who do go to churches that don’t teach the true word of God. On their own, some churches have done ungodly things as egregious as same sex marriages.

Instead of the true church influencing society, being a light to the world, the world has influenced the church. Individuals, especially those in high places, have failed to bring about good.  People, including churches, have relegated their responsibility to the government, where progressivism has produced nothing but woe where ever it gets the upper hand.

One example of this is President LBJ’s alleged Great Society/War on Poverty. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1483206/posts

Rod Serling showed what happens when you relinquish your life to beings who present themselves as a benevolent dictator in To Serve Man. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_Serve_Man_%28The_Twilight_Zone%29

As you see in the Twilight Zone episode, the Kanamits do not have our bests interests at heart and use us, just as today’s progressive politicians use us.

Unlike the Kanamits and today’s politicians, God has our best interests at heart. If we follow him, we can restore ourselves and our nation to the way God planned.

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

-2nd Corinthians 10:5

 

 

 

 

We’ve Done It Before and We Can Do It Again!

In my last blog, I pleaded for America to hit the restore button.  Unless you are from Doylestown, PA, you know that I used that phrase figuratively. Cultures, like people, are not restored overnight, but gradually over time by saying and doing the right things.

Facebook has been a great avenue to advocate change – a campaign to restore our conservative, Christian values. For some time, I’ve seen lots of Christian and conservative photos with words and Christian links on Facebook. It’s good to know that good folks are exercising their 1st amendment rights.

People’s beliefs have won people over through persuasive outlets.

I grew up during the cold war, when even in cartoons, communism was laughed at.   The characters Boris Badenov and Natasha Fatale, who answered to Fearless Leader and to Mr. Big, a distant, godlike character who made cameo appearances on the Bullwinkle and Rocky cartoon show, mocked the Soviet Union.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Badenov

Another anti-communist message I like is a parody of the Pepsodent ad I heard.

The original ad:

You wonder where the yellow went

When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent

The parody:

You wonder where your father went

When he speaks against the government

Nobody has come to take me away, at least not for speaking against the government (maybe men in white coats). There are people out there who don’t like what I’m saying, and it’s good my blog site is secure.

I have, however, been punished for expressing a view someone didn’t like. The Countess of Carlisle at the Salvation Army Community Center in Levittown PA and I had a different view of the homeless. I said that the harassment of the homeless at the public library in Levittown has to stop. The countess Augustly said that people who visit the library don’t like the homeless being there and that the librarian has unquestionable rule. I disagreed.

A woman from Salvation Army regional headquarters had offered me a job opportunity. I submitted a trial article to the Salvation Army via the countess. I didn’t hear anything for months, until  I ran into the woman who offered me the job  at the Levittown Community Center. She asked me if I was still interested in the job. As per standard operating procedures, I had to ask Captain Casper Milquetoast, the community center boss. As was the case before, he sent me to the countess who said “I don’t have time for that.” The job never materialized.

Another political joke I like is one told by President Ronald Reagan:

An American told a Russian “I have free speech in my country. I can stand at the top of the steps of the White House and shout ‘to H with the President of the United States’ and nothing will happen to me.”

The Russian said that the same is true in his country. “I can stand at the top of the steps of the Kremlin and shout ‘to H with the President of the United States’ and nothing will happen to me either.”

Skillful, passionate people have persuaded their fellow Americans of the bankruptcy and destructiveness of progressive policies such as The New Raw Deal. For example, the weekly magazine Human Events  founded by Frank Hanighen and Felix Morley with a significant contribution from ex-New Dealer Henry Regnery was very influential.  Ronald Reagan said that the magazine “helped me stop being a liberal Democrat.”  

People going to church and seriously reading their Bibles and Christian books such as by C.S. Lewis was also a winning salvo in the culture war.

In a video, Dr. James Dobson, head of Focus on the Family, said that true liberals are in the minority, but they have money and power. Progressives propaganda has been infiltrating our public schools, the media, and other venues.

Today, however, we have more unfiltered sources of communication, such as Facebook, private blogs, and the Internet in general. This is a plus for Christian conservatives.

A member of The Advocates for The Homeless and Those in need (AHTN) asked me to blog for AHTN. Evidently, the management didn’t approve me. I think they know me well enough to know that I don’t just go along to get along. I try to tell it like it is, even if I risk slings and arrows.

“Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.” – Ephesians 4:25.

In other words, tell it like it is, man!

The 411 on Homelessness

On a warm humid night recently, I woke up about 2 a.m. Unable to get back to sleep, I took a walk to 7-11 to get some milk. On route, I saw someone sleeping on the sidewalk by Dunkin Donuts, which was closed. It looked like the person was sleeping on top of blankets or pads. It was too warm to be undercover. The zonked out person didn’t even stir as I passed by.

If I would have witnessed this about 2 ½ years ago, before I started associating with the homeless in lower Bucks County, PA, I would have had a different reaction. Back then I would have just thought I saw a bum, perhaps sleeping off a drunk.

This may have been the case. Maybe not. Now I have a better understanding of homelessness than I did before. People are homeless for different reasons. One size does not fit all.

On that recent warm humid night, the thought that the sidewalk sleeper was sleeping off a drunk didn’t even enter my mind. I was just seeing someone who didn’t have a dwelling to lay his head.

The economy is one reason people become homeless. Many people simply lose jobs.

“Ah yes, seems we’ve been here before”, to quote W.C. Fields. Homelessness ran rampant during The Great Depression. Progressive rule caused and prolonged the depression. President Herbert Hoover was a progresssive and the depression started on his watch. Shanty towns, built by homeless people, were called Hoovervilles in his honor. FDR compounded and extended the depression with his New Raw Deal.

http://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/tbb-0508-25.pdf

We pulled out of the depression after WWII, not because of the war but because we started implementing free market capitalism. Our society also became more moral, returning to the Christian faith.

But starting in the 60’s, progressivism reared it’s ugly head again. We also became less moral, turning away from God.

So here we are in 2016, where we have continued on a downward spiral and have become an Obama Nation.

The homeless community is just a reflection of today’s society, some of whose members have the same issues as other communities. In some cases, people’s irresponsible actions caused them to be homeless. Recently, a formerly homeless man said he acknowledged that his actions caused him to be homeless.  He then started out on a new foot, looked to God, and moved upwards.

People can change — if they are receptive to allowing people to help them help themselves. I’ve been trying to help a homeless woman who has cancer. She continues to smoke, consumes too much caffeine, which dehydrates her, and drinks too much alcohol, which kills her liver, especially on an empty stomach. Rather than limiting caffeine and alcohol (a little red wine with a meal is beneficial) and eating more, she does the opposite. She doesn’t want to end up in a nursing home, but she is putting herself there by her irresponsible behavior.

I’m a great believer in personal responsibility.

Progressivism absolves people of responsibility, as does much of modern psychology. I heard someone associated with the Salvation Army, who is in the mental health industry, say about a child molester, “it’s not his fault.” Wrong! It’s sin.

A healthy economy and morality go hand in hand. An immoral society cannot prosper.  A Christian cannot be a progressive, someone who is on the road, the wrong one, to socialism. Expressio Unius Est Exclusio Alterius, a Latin term that means “the expression of one thing is the exclusion of the other”, like fire and water, applies here.

“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”

2nd Chronicles 7:14

Fight Homelessness Don’t Vote for Progressives

Although some people become homeless because of problems caused by addictions, anti-social behavior and other social aspects, much of homelessness is rooted in economics — long term unemployment, underemployment — people just don’t have the money to have a place to live.

In states ruled by progressives, homelessness is running rampant.   Late 2013, The Boston Globe reported:

Record numbers of homeless families are overwhelming the state’s emergency shelter system, filling motel rooms at the cost to taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars a year.

“An average of 2,100 families a night — an all-time high — were temporarily housed in motel rooms in October, just about equaling the number of families staying in emergency shelters across the state, according to state Department of Housing and Economic Development.

The demand for shelter is so great that the state has been temporarily shipping homeless families from Boston to motels in Western Massachusetts…

So much for liberal Massachusetts.  In New York, as New York Magazine reports:

“Here in New York, they found a thirteen-percent increase, for a total of 64,060 people living in shelters and on the street. And in Los Angeles, the homeless population jumped 27 percent, to 53,798.”

The New Yorker brought up The Skinny Socialist’s, aka Barack Obama’s, promise to end chronic and veteran homelessness in America by 2015 and presented a reality check that all the homeless in NYC can’t fit into the seats at Yankee Stadium.

By contrast, Texas, a red state where freedom, low taxes, and restrictions on government intrusion prevail,  is the place where people are fleeing from blue states, an exodus like the Israelites fleeing Egypt.

The Social Aspect of Homelessness and economics can be intertwined.  We’ve become such an Obama Nation as a result of greed, sloth, envy and other collective character defects.  Back in the Eisenhower 50’s and the early JFK 60’s, people lived within their means.  Debt didn’t pile up the way it does today.

Years after my family moved away from a neighborhood where I spent my early childhood, I learned about a former neighbor who was jailed because he pilfered money from the bank where he worked because he wanted to keep up with the Joneses, who had a swimming pool.

People become homeless because of addictions and other character flaws, but some develop addictions as an escape from their situation, and a bad attitude on life, after then become homeless. After frustrated homeless people turn to booze or drugs, and lose hope, they need hope and to stop their addictions.  It’s hard to hold a job if you are constantly drunk or high.  This is when homeless people need friends to minister to them to help them get on the right track.

In the mid 60’s, when the economy was good and getting better, government programs, such as LBJ’s War on Poverty/The (alleged) Great Society fostered moral depravity,irresponsibility, dependency on government,  broke up families, created more crime and increased poverty.  The war on poverty was a losing battle, just like LBJ’s handling of the “war” in Vietnam.

The 70’s, called The Me Decade by author Tom Wolfe, was marked by greed and selfishness.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_%22Me%22_Decade_and_the_Third_Great_Awakening

The prosperity started by the Eisenhower 50’s was squandered when parents, who didn’t want their children to suffer economically the way they did, spoiled their children.  Materialism reared its ugly head.  By the way, it’s not money that’s the problem, but, as Jesus said, the love of money that is the root of evil.

I saw an Ed Wood story about a girl gang, which robbed stores and generally ran wild.  At the height of their depravity, one of them raped a guy at gunpoint in front of his girlfriend.  The girl subsequently died because of complications with the pregnancy.  Her mother lamented that [sic] “instead of buying her fancy dresses, we should have given her more hugs.”

To get out of the Red and into a black economy, vote blue, true blue, I mean vote Red to get out of the red and into the black .  This is one occasion where I don’t want to be color blind.   There is a difference between the Red and the Blue, as documented in this blog.

I keep thinking red denotes Democrats, as in being a Red (communist).

It was individual achievement and entrepreneurship that made us a prosperous country.

Save us From the New Raw Deal

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”
 George Santayana

 

In his blog The Government and The Great Depression, Chris Edwards, from the Cato Institute said “The Great Depression was a disaster, and sadly an avoidable one.”  Evidently, George Santayana’s warning was not heeded.   Since the prosperous time after we pulled out of the depression,  progressives have been pushing our country towards another depression.  It’s a remake of the “good old days”, with high unemployment, poverty, government handouts, high crime, immorality, government corruption, and rampant homelessness.  http://crsdesignsinc.com/blog/the-government-and-the-great-depression-cato-institute/ 

Today modern day hobos are out in the street, in places such as lower Bucks County, PA, where people skelter for shelter.

It’s a liberal lie that government intervention helps the little guy, everyday people.  “Progressive” is probably a better word to describe those who hold the political philosophy that the government, through central planning (socialism) will ensure the welfare of its citizens better than a free market economy.  “Progressive lie”, however, is not an alliteration.  The term suggests that we should progress towards more government intervention and control in our lives in order to socially engineer a brave new world.

As Edwards points out, FDR’s New Deal   “favored fat cats over average families.”  The government catered to the large farms by having them even burn crops, while people go hungry, in order to reduce the supply to keep prices high.  This hurt the little guy, such as the Joads, the characters depicted in John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrathhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Grapes_of_Wrath

Like Barack Obama, aka the Skinny Socialist, President Franklin D Roosevelt demonized business and free enterprise and prevented entrepreneurs from cutting prices, created scores of government jobs while the private sector diminished,  gave out government handouts,  and created public works projects.

Today in lower Bucks County, PA, modern hobos struggle to find a place to sleep and find work.  People who suddenly become homeless in Bucks County are shocked to find that they can’t readily get into the local shelter.  There is a long waiting list, and the stay is only temporary anyway.  And work is hard to come by, especially for baby boomers, who make up a large chunk of the local homeless population.

During their homeless journey, the Joads found a homeless shelter.  Like the one in Levittown, PA, it doesn’t have enough resources to care for all the needy families.  And jobs, when they are found, pay low, and workers are taken advantage of.  Both in the case of Okies such as the Joads during the great depression and today, where people find it hard to earn an honest living for an honest day’s pay, the problem was precipitated by government intrusion into the economy.

We overcame the harmful policies of FDR, and today we can overcome problems caused by progressives.  Voting for politicians who cut taxes and reduce excessive, draconian government regulation, working hard to improve yourself through education of by developing good, marketable skills will allow us to overcome.  And we shall overcome.

To help the homeless in Bucks County overcome, Gimmee Shelter for the Homeless was created.  Our aim is to give the homeless the tools to help themselves.  http://www.timespub.com/2015/04/30/working-for-a-place-to-stay/#more-45529

And given the chance, many homeless will take advantage of a better deal, better than the same old raw deal falsely labeled “new” and “progressive”.  Using initiative, taking personal responsibility and working hard is the way, the truth, and the light.