I’m just gonna leave this here.
like it truly amazes me that these countries engaging in this deliberate infringement on human rights can just WASTE money on developing anti-homeless shit like spikes, barred benches, or timed seating, but not spend any of that to FIX their homeless problem by either building shelters, coming up with programs to help, or increasing benefits. The idea that people are homeless by choice, or just ‘too lazy’ needs to fucking end. Most homeless are either disabled veterans, people with mental illness, LGBTQ youth/individuals whose families have abandoned them, or, my personal favorite, entire fucking families with children who have been displaced. Seriously, these people are not a burden, our worlds globalized capitalist structuring is.
^ entirely, all of this.
what kind of cruel society puts up spikes in all the safe, dry locations that the homeless population can stay in? what kind of cruel society spends money trying to hide the homeless population, instead of spending money trying to end it? fuck
This is just sickening and no excuse is good enough to offset the sheer inhumanity of this crap.
So what the internet is saying is its cool for homeless people to sleep on their door step.