Archive for March 2nd, 2010

Hunger and Homelessness

When I was in the program, I was amazed by the people who would casually mention to me that they were homeless. They were clean, they led normal lives outside. You couldn’t tell the players without a scorecard.

They were not homeless because of societal inequity. They were homeless because of building codes. Today you couldn’t build a Depression-era shantytown on Federal land in utmost Nevada. Recovering addicts are often construction workers. They could put something over their heads, but WHERE?

Once again, the reason one sees this is because they never ask themselves is WHY IS THIS INFORMATION PRODUCED? The are thousands of people who make heir living with the homeless, but damn few of them can even imagine building one’s OWN shelter.

All information published about the homeless is published by people who are using homelessness for their own living or their own cause, or both. You should see how they react to my suggestion of leaving areas for shacks.

That is fascistic bourgeois thinking, that is typical, “Let them eat cake ” stuff!” This is hiring more experts like government building projects and experts in homelessness would plan and administer. No one with a Master’s in Sociology or who is a Marxist would encourage MORE shanties.

And that is where ALL of our information comes from. But no one ask why the information is produced.

One guy made billions by making tiny loans to tens of millions of third-world borrowers. He did more good than ten World Banks. The money did not filter through governments. It went to people who found solid reasons to get into the little debt they could get into.

He has been recognized as a humanitarian lately, but it was late because information is produced by experts to promote the idea that Idealists like them should get paid to plan projects. To put it simply, professionals are interested in using homelessness to promote Economic Democracy while the people only they speak for publicly want to get a roof over their heads.

Less than two centuries ago, Europeans would remark casually a particular family was going to starve come winter. This was not because, as the Idealists would say, they didn’t care. They lived in a world where they couldn’t do anything about it. Feed the family this year and they will starve next winter. There were too MANY of them.

Demography is a branch of economics, mainly because you have to put it SOMEWHERE. As a result I had to do a fair amount of reading in the area for my credentials. My impression was that Experts on Hunger don‘t know what hunger IS. They use the words starvation and malnutrition interchangeably. They want to prove that capitalism will always, and uniquely, produce Hunger.

Back on Planet Earth, the only white countries that have seen actual lack of food were in the Peace Loving People’s Republic, countries run by experts who CARED about the poor, if you ask Mommy Professor. Mommy Professor can stand in the middle of a group of people whoa re actually starving and rant about “inequities.” That’s what he’s there for.

An actual human being among starving people will want to get food to them. NOW.

One of the greatest and least noticed phenomena of our age is how few people actually starve. I do not know whether people starve in India any more. But all a Hunger Expert will note is that Indians get paid very little. The security net there is very, very low. But for the first time in thousands of years, it EXISTS.

This is of no importance to someone who is only interested in a New World Order. But it would impress YOU if you ever saw the ways things USED to be.

People who have no roof over their heads want one. They could build one if there was a place for them to do it. But once again, one has to realize that information is PRODUCED. I am telling you this, but I have no stake in Homelessness.

But who is going to talk about this? It is information only a non-Expert would be interested in.