It's easier to be selfish, to not care about others. They've made it so. As I sit with the anger settled in my chest, I realize that the system is rigged to infuriate, frustrate, and finally knock those down who only want to serve/help others.
Once again, I've tried to discuss the empty subsidized units with those on platforms of influence.
I stopped into my Mayor's campaign HQ on Thursday yet have received zero calls. He doesn't wanna talk about housing anymore.
I think the homeless is now a demographic that will always be so they wonder, 'why try to change it?'
Two weeks ago I discussed housing with one of my 6 councillor hopefuls who argued that "a home" isn't a human right but "a shelter" is.
What, we're now horses & cattle?
Livestock deserve shelter; humans deserve homes.
So I sit here on the precipice of diving into the abyss of selfishness.
This fight is bigger than me.
In campaigning for my chosen councillor, I told people that he was going to try to "fix" housing. You should hear the chuckles. Even my buddy that's home-challenged and lived here his whole 70+ years tells me that Housing has always been corrupt.
To feel better, all I have to do is NOT CARE ABOUT OTHERS.
Such is the world; such have we made it?
In the words of Holden of Catcher in the Rye, the world is full of God damned phonies.
Mayor Paterson says he's a Christian but I think he's a phony.
The Churches say they wanna help the homeless but they're phonies.
The Pastors, the MP's, the Mayor, the councillors .... all phonies as far as I can see.
So I might set my cares aside for a day. I might concentrate on myself and my garden, my plants, my hunbun, my future ... just for the day.
And then take up the fight again tomorrow.
Love & light to all.
We got this, but we're gonna be mighty pissed off in the end.