The “Homeless Problem” in America
Isn’t it curious that there’s only a “homeless problem” in big, liberal cities like Seattle and San Francisco? You don’t see the “homeless” camped out in Topeka, Kansas. (In Los Angeles, the “homeless” have built permanent little tent cities, consisting of 1,000 tents each. Imagine the smell and the diseases such as hepatitis! That’s a public health problem).
The “Homeless Problem” in America is media-driven. Recall the transformation, entirely via the press, of the “homeless”: first, they were just bums; then later, they became “transients”; then, circa 1981, they became poor, innocent “homeless people.” Being a bum lost its stigma, and drug-addicted losers who were wanted by the law felt free to become “homeless” without fear of being arrested for vagrancy (in fact, I don’t think “vagrancy” is a crime anywhere now). Today, “homeless people” are proud, noble “victims” who cannot be criticized, no matter how often they shit on your doorstep or break into your car.