Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me introduce you to our plight.
We are considered the lowest common denominator.
We sleep on your inner city sidewalks. We rely on your infrequent charity.
We weep behind abandoned buildings. We survive on the generosity of a select few.
We are the homeless goddammit, and we are no longer willing to be ignored!
I find it to be a complete dichotomy that Republican and Democrat House Members and candidates of the USA can raise millions of dollars in contributions in such a short time to fund a resistance for/or against health care reform, for/or against a war in foreign "terror"tories, for/or against other obscene and ludicrous agendas that only serve plutocrats.
The capitalist class comprises those who own and control the means of production, the tools, land, factories, and money to invest. Capitalism thrives on the weakest members of it's society. It capitalizes upon and exploits their labors, the working class sells it labor because they have no other means to earn a livelihood.
Slavery has a new definition, a deceptive word that is called employment. And if you don't have that (whatever the reason being) even if through no fault of your own, you don't deserve rights reserved (to varying degrees) for those who do.
It's leaders encourage ugly shout-fests, and almost all politicians do not themselves exactly rant, but they do distort the same, and sometimes they lie...all for the sake of The Almighty Dollar.
But little to none of the same efforts are made for the homeless, the elderly, the mentally ill, or the terminally ill who require cures for their illness and prostration, nor for people suffering worldwide from famine, genocide, and yes, more disease.
We are disposable people. We might as well be invisible.
But without us, your system would not exist.
This is my response in a public setting to the ridiculous and contemptible tactics world leaders propagate, by encouraging its citizens to consume beyond their means, collecting debt that can never be repaid, and the system grows and maintains this status quo that only serves to alienate its slaves from one another.
By using and harnessing the power of the internets (while freedom of speech is still accepted, and is legal practice, and the web is still largely unregulated) I have since thought that I might not be harsh enough on the denizens of America.
Now you can reinforce the message I give and send an even stronger one.
Stop admiring your diamond rings, and gas sucking SUVs parked in your driveways if you are still lucky enough to own a home. Put down your remote controls. Hang up your newest 'As seen on TV' products, and answer the call.
With the media closely watching both parties' third quarter fundraising totals, nothing would put fear in the hearts of extremists who are propagating nonsense about our world, if we stop paying attention to the subversive tactics and propaganda meant to distract people from looking at the real issues.
The issues being our fellow man, woman, and child. Your neighbor, your waiter, your taxi driver, your convenience store clerk. And those left to fend for themselves, for one reason or another, without food, shelter, security, rights, and in essence devoid of freedoms you take for granted daily.
Show your support for humanity. If every person donated pennies on the dollar to the charity of their choice, imagine how much money could be raised?
This is what the Internal Revenue Service does. Only it takes involuntary donations. Yet, low income Americans allow the IRS to rob them of their tax dollars every year.
The middle class is not an exception, no matter how untouched and comfortable they think they are. They are just as much slaves to the system as everyone else under a greedy merciless regime who profit off the labor of the disadvantaged.
These same middle and low income citizens allow the Social Security system to rob them blind as they end up paying for someone else's retirement, for which the wealthy pay little or, in most cases, no tax towards whatsoever. Yet most say this system will be bankrupt before the pending retirement of 78 million baby boomers can collect.
The citizens don't see it, or recognize it, or they don't think their voices count.
But even worse, some don't seem to care. That's why we, the few, have to respond.
This is our make-or-break time for humanity. Please give generously, if not your donated time, or money, at the very least - your consideration, as thoughts carry power. And the power of positive thought is unstoppable.
This message brought to you by: We're Homeless Goddammit
Where it is the month of October. It is raining, and some nondescript average little town looks totally deserted. It is tough times, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.
Suddenly, a rich tourist comes to town. He enters the only hotel, lays a golden note on the reception counter, and goes to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one.
The hotel proprietor takes the golden note and runs to pay his debt to the butcher. The Butcher takes the golden note, and runs to pay his debt to the pig farmer.
The pig farmer takes the golden note, and runs to pay his debt to the supplier of his feed and fuel. The supplier of feed and fuel takes the golden note and runs to pay his debt to the town’s prostitute that in these hard times, gave her “services” on credit.
The hooker runs to the hotel, and pays off her debt with the golden note to the hotel proprietor to pay for the rooms that she rented when she brought her clients there.
The hotel proprietor then lays the golden note back on the counter so that the rich tourist will not suspect anything.
At that moment, the rich tourist comes down after inspecting the rooms, and takes his golden note, after saying that he did not like any of the rooms, and leaves town.
No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now without debt, and looks to the future with a lot of optimism.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the Government is doing business……