Sunday, August 25, 2019
Homelessness: there are no simple solutions.

Homelessness is not always about drug abuse, addictions or alcoholism . Sometimes, homelessness can be about being forced to live like a gypsy—poor and destitute—because of someone’s political influences, or by crazy political agendas—by the abuse of someone's power and authority of office. It can also happen by law. But sometimes, homelessness happens because we become negligent with our money, or as a result of bad decisions and lifestyles that often become our greatest obstacals. There’s much more to the homelessness scenario than meets the mind’s eye though. For instance,


Did you know that some criminal convictions preclude certain people from eligibility for state and federal supplemental housing programs—regardless of disability or age? Well, it’s true . So, finding affordable housing can be much more problematic for some folks that it is for others because of discriminative law. Lawmakers do this shit! It’s unconstitutional, but it’s widely practiced because it has been successfully marketed.

Homelessness is especially egregious when urban areas are being forced to gentrify because of local income politics, and the associated economics with criminal intent behind it. And, depending upon which perspective you view life from—at any given moment—seeing it can make any decent human being cringe. There are numerous laws today that exist only to contradict the fabric of our future—the United States Constitution. Proof of that later…


Numerous people, each having a lot of contributory potential, end up unemployable and homeless—or in jail or prison because they have a serious crime in their past—a matter of record that can only prejudice the untrained eyes in a decent community. Those people are ostracized rather than being aided in their reform or recovery, and often become part of ‘programs’ motivated to help, but not those who need the help. Those people are also usually the people who eventually give up because there’s nothing to lose given the impact of the many tragedies in their lives and the roadblocks placed before them—over things they can never change. Laws that are deliberately used to burden them and in that, justify disrespecting their civil and human rights. So why would any such person want to contribute, pay taxes, or be a part of America’s  “A” team? 


Hopelessness goes hand in hand with homelessness rather deeply—under prejuduced circumstances. That is, circumstances born of hypocrisy, threaded in conspiracy, and woven for a distinct social status. Some former felons cannot even go to senior centers, live in retirement homes, or get critical care in nursing homes because they have a criminal record . It’s black and white. It’s law! Welcome to America 2019.

Homelessness gives people who recognize that we are a society premised upon an unconscionable lie—justice for all—and by the hypocritical exceptions that result from the ignorance and hatred of socialist mindsets or the communist philos-hies taking shape in our Nation. But, to say that borders on treason, and will be promoted as a paranoid ideation condition, or a fear of the future say some “experts. “ The resulting emotional dispositions are often the most frequently exploited states-of-mind used by politicians to gain notoriety in an ever increasingly misinformed public.


The consequences of discriminative housing laws spell disaster for those affected by them, and that certainly increases public health and safety threats. Most of these discriminative laws are justified by someone’s ‘expert’ voodoo science / statistics to promote the law’s enactment. Typically, these laws are hateful in “effect” and are detrimental to our communities because they establish classes. They present imbalances or instabilities within those classes. Can hate and its prejudice ever provide a moral or ethical solution to the problems of civilization ? Should our laws be premised upon hate, and the hypocrisy hate is often based upon? I don’t think so!

Crime has been a problem in our societies since the dawn of civilizations, {plural}.


Homelessness can also be a result of falsehoods manufactured by the local rumor mill, which later become further distorted by personal perspectives with an imagination. The rumor mill is a life-form unto itself. It projects a spirit that is ruthless, unforgiving and is contemptuous of life, love and right of conscience. Hate! Hate is a destroyer of the will of man, perhaps for human kind, to have compassion! Hate has no mercy. Hate does not understand teamwork, or family values. It’s selfish! Hate is the half-blood bastard child of community hypocrisy.

But sometimes, homelessness also happens because we allow ourselves to become manipulated by our social and cultural differences, or by whatever social minutiae is dominating our mainstream media—because it’s all designed to manipulate our hearts and minds for profit. And, while hate continues to target the poor, or the victims of the rumor mill, climbing the stairs to a good life leads to a drunken fall. This all happens when we as a people become so blinded by manipulative social initiatives that we fail to comprehend the possible ramifications. And, the same hypocrisy that exists in our media that proves nothing about an individual’s intent spreads the “hate virus” even further to everyone touched by it. 


Along with the petty personal attacks brought on by the malcontent—our adolescent-minded organized criminals operating within a few of our non-profit and government agencies—living a safe and productive lifestyle becomes much more difficult. Social security recipients receive a cost of living increase, but in Massachusetts, the state deducts more than that amount from any state benefits—so those people never really receive a cost of living increase. ”The rich will stand upon the backs of those who toil for them.” Appointed official are not immune from those conditions. Lawmakers are not immune from those conditions. No one is!


It’s criminal in my opinion, but it is what it is. We have a much different society today. The Casting out of eachother is a simple thing—friends, family, and the friends we haven’t met yet. The selfishness and hate that we’ve exposed ourselves to has had an impact on the evolution of mankind.

Also, for those of us who’ve remained homeless for extended periods of time—we’ve befriended other‘s in similar situations because we are inherently social creatures—but we find that those “friends” will gladly take from us without caring about anyone but themselves. It’s not intentional really, but it always leaves a bitter feeling in our hearts because we struggle in our own desperation. I think it’s about the instinct to achieve that creates and drives that desperation. Avoiding these friends sounds a bit selfish and seems unfair at times, but getting involved may only keep us in struggle. If we are going to overcome, we must do it solo. Group think doesn’t qualify for points if we want to keep our individuality.


There’s certainly a greater fear in the world today—more than ever before. We all seem to be skeptical about everything, and we are much more vulnerable to petty socially oriented manipulation than ever before. It’s all a part of the proliferation of our entertainment technologies by people without respect for anything but their own fame and fortune, and in some cases, driven by recurring vengeful business strategies. 


So, what about those folks who live to spread their hatred of the poor, the sick or simple minded—the instigators most likely to gain by hate and its prejudice? How are they really held accountable? The rumor mongers, the bullies and the people who encourage them continually walk free among us spreading that virus, and we do nothing.

Hate can be a motivator for lawmakers just as it can for anyone else. Lawmakers are only human too. But, political initiatives born of hate and contempt for individuals can destroy nations. That holds especially true for political parties, and even more so for those who lead us. Should such people be trusted? How would you define a good leader?


Yes, we need change. But not necessarily the change you “might” be considering.


The cost of living continues to soar out of control, and while many of us struggle to keep up with the changes, we suffer irreparable physical, mental and emotional harms because we can no longer find joy in simply being alive. For many of us, there’s never enough time or money to be able to truly enjoy life—never mind being able to find the time to share in our “family and community.” I think it’s all because we remain stuck in a macroscopic economic Ponzi scheme—created by our own greed and managed by our own sense of desperation . It’s a system that “all of us” are responsible for because we’ve been forced to become selfish and lazy from the fatigue of surviving our own creations. Our lives! Everything’s about MONEY! Education is premised upon MONEY!  Medicine is premised upon MONEY!

Being in a society like that, while we permit desperation to carry us through each day—in circumstances we should never be in—takes a heavy toll on all of our attempts to live life. We become locked into a state of bitterness and resentment that never ends. Vicious cycles! The result is always despair .

America is becoming the land of “regulated opportunity,” and it won’t be long until there’s no opportunity at all. Our lives will be predetermined by some regulatory ideology.

Sometimes, some of us need help from community organizations, but they are often either underfunded, inadequately / improperly managed, or, in simpler terms, lack the personnel with the expertise necessary to follow through and complete their intended missions. Meanwhile, the poor and destitute fall deeper into a state of hopelessness because the right resources to redefine one’s life cannot exist because of subjective legislative initiatives.

Futility is an exercise I’d like to avoid at all costs, but dealing with mental and emotional disorders in a philosophically twisted society will only lead to more drama and chaos. No thanks! I’ll stay right where I’m at.

Some people in many agencies claim to be devoted to helping the poor, but actually become contributors to a much bigger problem. So watch out! Some mean well, but by getting involved with them or their “systems” you could end up right back on the streets, or worse, in jail or DEAD!

The environmental realities that lead many of us to our failures—along with our personal vulnerabilities—are ideologies that are often paved with good intentions, but unfortunately, the journey can be detrimental to our survivability because trial-and-error are all too often an operational standard. Damage is always done. 

The crazy economic realities in our lives that are worsening without fail—represent an entirely new cycle of victimization—and can drive us further into our journey toward failure. We need to stop this cycle. But that’s not always something we can control. That’s a little off topic. But more on that later...

Homelessness can also be about quitting a dead end job or getting fired, and not being able to find work—so then we can’t afford to pay our rent. Guess what happens next? We get evicted, and we’re back on the streets at square one once again. It’s a real bummer! But most of the time, it’s our own fault, because we fail to learn from our mistakes and do it all over again.

A fire could ravage our home and leave us penniless and vulnerable—with nothing to show for years of hard work, and the prospect of getting back what we once had seems hopeless. So, the cycle of circumstances “beyond our control” wins again. At least, that’s what we try to convince ourselves is the problem. “Circumstances beyond our control.”

It can also happen that we become ill—so much so that we cannot work at all—and as we fall deeper into debt, we also fall deeper into a state of hopelessness. Envy, jealousy, greed and aggression, driven by urgency can turn decent human beings into monsters. Imagine an entire society like that? Well, take a look around. Are we really happy without money?

Don’t think that these things couldn’t happen to you, because they can. Let's hope not. But believe me, you never know when a tragedy will strike, and sometimes, there's a long period of bad luck to go along with it! It’s only wise to prepare for a worst case scenario. Planning ahead for hardship goes a long way in survival. 


On the other side of the coin, homelessness can be an opportunity to free oneself from the chaos life can represent at times—a choice—a way to be free from the drama of troublesome neighbors or having to live in a dumpy building with eight, four, and two legged critters running around causing trouble. The two legged critters being people who wear multiple hats and talk a lot of shit. Those critters are the most dangerous. Drama queens! People who only care about themselves and their agendas are usually intended to undermine the happiness of others. Some drama queens have no clue that this condition lives in their souls. 

Homelessness—in a positive sense—can also provide an opportunity for reconnecting oneself with nature—or perhaps as a means to reflect upon one’s life in an effort to rebuild some faith and hope that there’s something better ahead—a smarter path for surviving a world of materialism, greed and selfishness. It can be a time to reflect about our own life’s philosophy and correct the things that need to be corrected. Shouldn’t life involve more than struggle? Where’s the balance in our lives? Where’s the passion for our purpose as individuals? Where’s the genuine wisdom in all of our perspectives.

Well, in order to solve the problems we face today, or that brought us to the brink of disaster—in a manner that restores our self-respect and provides a clear path for personal security with our faith and dignity intact—takes a lot of introspection, initiative, and hard work. It takes enormous effort in retrospect—which is something many of us are too exhausted to even think about doing, so we don’t even try. Thus, we’ve been defeated before we even try. 

Some of us are so tired of fighting with the system to survive that we just give up trying, or end up in jail. We fall deeper into self-destructive behavioral patterns that lead us to more failure, and sometimes during all of this, we become reckless with the lives of others without realizing it. Some of us even die before our time because of the depth of our carelessness and spiritual dysfunction.

The process of regaining control over our own lives—once we’re able to accept that our past brought us nothing but malcontent and utter failure—is not an easy thing to understand. In fact, it sucks! But accepting the reality that “we,” each as individuals, are at fault, is a must for true recovery. Just knowing the details of all of our mistakes and issues isn’t going to rescue us. It takes action! We must be resolute. It requires a dedication and devotion to positive change. And without honesty as the foundation of these actions, our efforts are worth nothing, mean nothing, and lead to nothing. The threads in the fabric of our integrity is disintegrating. 

Having some faith in yourself, and a willingness to make the necessary changes in your life to find the right path for you—and to do whatever it takes to bring joy in simply-being-alive—is easier than you think. But it may involve having to be content with little-to-no-means while you’re recovering. This is because there’s only so many hours in a day, and acting toward recovery is a full time job. 

Starting over takes a power greater than yourself, a faith within yourself, for yourself. It takes humility and trust. 

Down on your luck? Tired of the bullshit people pull to get ahead? Well... Faith is a powerful reality! It can move mountains. Change the fate of a nation. Alter the destiny of a race. It can be a source of inner strength when times are tough. It can even save lives—if there’s enough courage in your faith. But is that enough? Not always!

Finding faith can be the toughest road you’ll ever travel—especially if there’s any doubt within you that you are here for a reason, or that your life has a meaning—regardless of your past. Guilt has to go! Resentment has to go! Unnecessary selfishness has to go! And we need to take on a bigger challenge. A challenge that our ancestors laid upon us. Preserving Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all our people. Not just those we like or who agree with us. 

But faith can also be used as a weapon. Religion is a major source of this weaponry; since religious beliefs can be so binding upon the body, mind and soul. The faith of some might not be right for others. And, depending upon which side of any conflict you’re standing on, I guess our faith will determine how difficult our road will be to travel. 

Faith in the wrong things can only make matters worse. So how do you know what faith is really right? How does one rebuild faith after experiencing a lifetime of betrayal and hypocrisy from leaders with hidden agendas?

Sometimes our faith is tested beyond belief—tested to such an extent that our surrender may be the only solution to our problem—or not. And depending upon how deeply our faith and courage together can convince us that our perspectives are based on fact, reality, and the truth—or whatever else drives your inner sense of purpose / meaning, admitting to ourselves that we need help might be the only road to our earthly survival. Surrendering doesn’t mean quitting or dropping out of living our lives among others. And it certainly doesn’t mean compromising our personal morality and ethics. Surrender, in this case, is all about finding faith!

Self-righteousness plays a role in this too. Self-righteousness was a dear friend of mine for many years, and without realizing it, I became close minded, stubborn and arrogant—with the highest level of ignorance imaginable driving my initiatives. I felt so betrayed that my self righteous ideas was all i could trust. It wasn’t healthy. Some of it was unconscionable. But in recognizing it, I learned a-lot by mapping it all out—for me, myself, and I. My biggest obstacle was accepting that I could not lie to myself.

Whatever your demons represent in your life or to you, I know there’s hope. There always is! Because FAITH is a powerful reality.

My name is Walt, and I happen to be one of those homeless guys living in the woods. But make no mistake about it. I’m here by choice. I love the outdoors. Nature. I call it God’s domain. I am a Christian. It has forced me to find contentment within myself—with hardly any means or benefits whatsoever. For me, it’s back to basics. Connecting with the earth I was born of. Connecting with simplicity, and believing in God. My God! The God who reveals life to me in a way I may not be able to appreciate right away, but in a way that only I can recognize.

I needed first to force myself to find contentment in having nothing, rather than indulging myself in the status quo of materialism, and the greed and frustration that accompanies it. I still struggle with that.

Materialism is one of the most tempting of life’s self-destructive offerings—and it can be the most devastating if we allow it to govern our lives—or our purpose. It’s born of envy, jealousy and irrational hatred—and with desperation driving its hunger, trust remains unattainable.

Life can be tough on folks. Folks who may not necessarily deserve to be poor and destitute. Disabled Individuals, seniors, handicapped and others suffering endless calamities for bad choices made throughout their lives, or those having unfortunate major health problems, bad genes, or simply a poor upbringing. Those who have nowhere to turn because our society, by policy, has decided they have nothing more to offer.

Recently, I’ve noticed that economic circumstances make it seem as though our Nation’s legacy—a genuine right for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness--for all our people is no longer respected as our way of life. Our principles have been contaminated by cross-cultural prejudice and disrespect—by the lust to possess—or the want to get ahead.

These days, for us, life’s more about rising to the top—in dollars and cents—regardless of the harms being done, or who gets hurt during our quest for financial independence / greatness / supremacy—whatever. We seem less likely to respect our own basic humanity than ever before. This is biblical. Read about the tower of babel, but keep it in perspective—this is about the individual.

Too many people have sacrificed their lives to preserve our ability to be free here in America. I can't squander this gift of freedom like I have in the past, or ignore the realities or the value of the lives around me—the hearts, minds and souls of others—regardless of race, culture, color, creed, religion, or sexual preference—because that’s part of what led to my failure as a human being. Understanding that is where hope comes in.

As an American, I have to respect our Nation’s legacy because I am a part of this Nation. I need to understand the purity and greatness of our Constitution as our ancestors shaped it—and rather than what we’ve been misled to believe what life’s all about today, it’s more important for me to be an example in all my pursuits. But is that even possible any more while political regulatory schemes pollute the principles of human compassion?

The fundamental principles of justice, fairness and human compassion have been twisted by demented organized criminals thriving in the fabric of our media, government and large scale business operations. So much so that we’ve been led to compromise our values in life for the sake of possession--profit.

It seems as though our wants and love of our possessions have overtaken so many of our simple ambitions—so much so that we’ve enslaved ourselves to the trending but parasitical freakonomics! Many of us seem to find contentment thriving in our own wastefulness—driven by our political systems that we perpetuated in our own greed, collectively. In this case, greed is not a necessarily a choice, but it is often a necessity. This is where we’re at as a Nation, IMO. 

It’s Malcontent to a point of self-destruction. Just look at the way our political system has been working, or better yet, the adolescent minded people governing it.

The modern philosophies that have evolved in the spirit of desire, the quest for supremacy (to be equal with God) has proven, once again, that our Bible is correct and true.  The truth isn’t easy to comprehend in that vein, because our perspectives have been distorted by evolution.

In a sense, that’s what’s leading us to economic suicide. Our desires and quests for supremacy. Not just as a nation, or humanity as a whole, but each us as individuals. It could result in the destruction of the human race if we continue on this reckless path to some delusional idea of  utopia. 

Our parasitical economic system will destroy the human race. We thrive on being entertained, even if we’re at risk from it, because of our boredom from our personal limitations. We even cast out other people from our lives over foolish things, despite their potential for great contribution, charity and love. At times, we even cast out family members more easily than ever before. We’re taught that freedom and independence means that we can do whatever we want—even if it is destructive.


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