How Did Homeless Become Cool?

Homeless is not, nor has it ever been cool. But, the way some of these people act you would think that it not only an acceptable lifestyle but a preferred way of life. Benefits of homelessness include:

  • Sleeping under the stars while you wonder who is going to do what to you while you are not awake.
  • Camping out with a bunch of folks that would just as soon cut your throat as do anything nice to anyone.
  • No fear of rape, robbery, assault, or victim of any crime . . . Once you get used to it, you don’t fear it very much.
  • You don’t have to protect your valuables. Somebody else will have them as soon as they find you on the street.
  • Being filthy, dirty body, dirty clothes, serious hygiene concerns are no longer a concern, as long as you can stand your own stench.
  • You get lots of attention from local government and police.
  • Local business are happy to see you in their establishment. It’s okay to steal from them, ya’ all come back anytime . . .
  • Don’t worry about being unemployed, the people you are camping with will find a job for you. What do you mean you won’t do that . . . Yes you will, repeatedly.
  • You get used to being so hungry that your belly button touches your backbone.
  • On the rare occasion that someone not homeless tries to help you, it’s acceptable to take advantage of them.
  • Most camps are run by your local Park Ranger or the person most aggressive that decides he is in charge, whether you like it or not.
  • That rustling in the bushes at night is probably nothing to fear until you feel it against your leg in the dark.
  • You don’t have to worry about keeping the neighborhood clean, herds of mice and rats will follow behind you to maintain the neighborhood. What do you mean, that hill moved?
  • You get lots of loving, by those that can hold you down . . . sometimes in groups. No worry of STD’s, you got them.
  • Rummaging through trash cans and dumpsters for your meals provides a wide variety of healthy foods. Remember penicillin comes from mold. Cheese matures by molding. What are you talking about, it’s not alive, of course it is alive, can’t grow unless it is alive . . . Mmmm tasty!
  • You don’t do dope! You mean you didn’t used to do dope. Now you do it, sell it, and have it stolen from you . . . Daily!
  • And never forget . . . There is always a nice clean bathroom available if you need one.
  • “High Street Oakland is the place to be, Homeless livin is the life for me” Sung with the music from “Green Acres” theme song . . .

I have no idea if the homeless encampment at High Street is still rooted to the area but between rioters following the death of George Floyd and the ongoing theft to retailers at one point they were talking shutting down Home Depot there. Now, almost daily there is another retailer closing their doors due to theft losses being so high. And there is no longer a safe place to shop anymore. Not all of this is due to homelessness, but a significant portion is and sooner or later it is going to effect our communities and the value of the State. California used to be prime real estate. It is losing its appeal quickly. Major retailers that have been part of the San Francisco market for many years are closing their doors. High end retailers and jewelry stores, even in populated shopping malls are brazenly attacked in broad daylight losing millions of dollars to theft and driving consumers from the area. You have to ask yourself, who will they attack when the retailers are gone.

Which brings us to the rise in Home Invasion robberies. Again not directly attributed to homelessness but you need understand that these people are hungry and when one food source leaves, another will have to provide for their needs. There is no need for homelessness in the United States and no need for support of the homeless community, not when we have government agencies that can absorb a significant portion of those living homeless.

How many of our homeless could be enlisted in our military? How many of our homeless could be utilized supporting the military. Could the homeless be better helped by being used this way, given a job, given an income, and subsequently benefit from training that can provide them careers, as well as a roof over their heads. I’m not saying this is the perfect solution. Being homeless provides those of criminal nature excellent recruiting resource for crime. We need to stop this. We are doing nothing to redirect our homeless to a better place. I don’t believe all these people really want to be homeless, but there has to be a place for them to go that can provide for them and their families. Re-open a couple military bases. Those that cannot be absorbed by the military might find the expansion of civilian support retail in the area a viable place to get a job.

Again, I may not have an ideal solution. What we are doing presently is not working. If this idea only took 25 percent of the homeless of the street, even if only on a temporary basis, it would serve a more positive result than all the present efforts combined. Just my opinion. If you have a better opinion please tell us about it

A Unarmed White Man Shot by a Black Cop!

Did you hear about it, me neither! I was reading an article in some news rag that discussed this incident. It seems a Black Female Police Officer shot a unarmed White guy and nobody gave a damn about it. Had this been a White Cop shooting a Black person there would of been riots in the streets, even if the Black guy was armed and had dead babies hanging from his belt.

The fact that the Officer shot the unarmed White guy and was later to be determined a good shoot isn’t the issue. In my opinion it doesn’t matter the color of your skin, cops are not paid to fight every person out there that doesn’t want to comply. If a guy is going to fight a cop, he has every intent to hurt the cop. Of course use of less than lethal means need to be attempted first, but if they don’t work or the cop isn’t provided the opportunity . . .

What America has to realize is that everything that is or has happened to Black people also happens to White people and the 13 percent of the population is Black as a claim for the Black people being more abused than Whites, is an absolute lie. How can you have cities that has 30 to 60 percent Black, use 13 percent as the qualifier? The Washington Post is responsible for this lie. We all know racism and civil unrest sells newspapers, but why is almost all of America so gullible? For the record there are still more White people killed by cops in the U.S., White people just assume the White guy had it coming to him. You don’t see anybody marching in the street over a White person. But, shouldn’t there be more people marching the streets when it happens toa White guy?

As I was saying, everything that Black people have been suffering, there are white folk suffering through it too. But nobody cares to gather the data to show it White people don’t want to know that there are White people that aren’t affluent, educated, and have good family backgrounds. And, none of the other races care if White people suffer anything. Even if it is only 1 or 2 percent of the White populace in this suffering, 1 percent of White people is a much larger number than 1 percent of the Black populace.

So why isn’t anybody else saying this? It could be Whites not wanting to know who is suffering and everybody else not caring if Whites suffer, or not. Or, it could be America is afraid of the Black man. Or, it could be people are making big bucks off racism. Look around, how many people, business, and politicians are riding on the racial divide like it is their road to riches? Because it is! They have a meal ticket and an agenda designed to destroy America.

People in this Country have been lied to so much, that they believe the lies. People are making money off of racial issues, lots of money. And it is all bullshit because nobody is actually doing the research to speak on the topic competently. And, many people won’t even try to discuss these matters unless their opinion meets the status quo. Anybody that does have other opinion haws to worry about reprisal from their jobs to their community. Opposing opinions are quickly forced to shut up, stores quit carrying products from those of different opinion, employers terminate employment of those in conflict with the accepted norm, and so on and so on. And people believe in social media as though it gospel, while more false information is spread through social media than any where else.

Were we wrong to believe the Internet was going to provide us with the necessary information to make informed decision on important matters? The Internet has provided the hatemongers media to spread hate and discontent. I think the problem is, people find it easier to follow than to research for the truth.

Our society has made it uncool to be a White man when every issue raised by other races is championed in one way or another by White people. You may want to hate a White man from years long passed, but why do you hate those that do not follow their forefathers racial hatred to today? How is hate due to the color of my skin, any different than hate due to your skin color? I was reading an article the other day about White organizations, why is it acceptable to have Black, Hispanic, Indian, Chinese, or other race organization but not acceptable to have a White organization? Do we make the assumption that a White organization would support racism any more than the other race organizations? Why is it unacceptable for White people to have an organization that supports their heritage?

Every organization that has a race as part of their name promotes racism. Why? Because just by the name use of race it suggests that the organization is race motivated. And, every such organization should be removed from our society, to be replaced by organizations that support those in need regardless of skin color, and run by people that have the ability to respond to needs rather than skin color.

The answer is simple . . . In order for our society to move forward without ongoing racial divide, we as a society and as a people have to mature beyond skin color, practice equality, and be respectful of one-another. Our Government cannot do this. We need to do this, and it has to be done by all races. It isn’t so hard to do. Just mature beyond skin color and practice being color-blind and equality. Although our Government does not recognize the phrase “All Men are Created Equal” as a Constitutional Right. (The phrase was first used by I believe Hamilton in the Declaration of Independence) we as a people have to and we need to do so strongly, supported by all races. I suppose a better explanation of what I mean here would help. How about, there is no superior race, we are all men of equality.

You People Don’t Know What Woke Is . . .

All these people out here claiming to be “Woke” or spouting “Critical Race Theory” do not have a clue of how to do anything except the furtherance of racism. Do you want to know what “woke” is?

Woke is knowing that the Washington Post database has been used in furtherance of racism from the very start. How? This database claims the Black populace as being 13% of the population . . . except where it is 30 to 60 percent.

Woke is knowing that organizations like Black Lives Matter are a sham. Black Lives Matter never intended to be a support organization for Black people. BLM was formed to support a gay sports player. They simply had the name at the right place when the Gorge Floyd stuff kicked off.

Woke is knowing that all of these organizations that have a race in their name do nothing to fight racism. They make their living off racism, why try to fight it?

Woke is knowing that there are people out here that thrive on racial conflict, and that they at every opportunity try to voice their hate as far and as wide as they can.

Woke is knowing that the disparities claimed by Blacks seeking reparations doesn’t consider economics at all, only racism. Have you ever seen the number of Whites that got followed around stores, refused housing, could not get a job, or education during the same period. Sure it may only be 2 percent of the White population, but compared to the 13% Black population, that 2% is 20 times the number.

and, Woke is knowing that when we get done fighting to see who has suffered enough to stop this bullshit and mature enough as a society to become color-blind and start treating one-another with respect, with equality, and move forward with our futures . . . before we can’t.

The Joys of Retirement Age: Medicare

At no time during my life have I hated the telephone as much as I do now. Starting at about 65 years and 1 day, from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM I recieve approximately 12 sales calls per day every day from foreign call centers where either people of foreign language or recorded voices try to carry on a conversation with me in which it matters little what I say they already know all about me.

First of all, I do not want to be called by anybody at 6:00 AM, unless it’s a babe for a booty-call in mind. I damn sure do not appreciate being awakened by a phone call with some fast talking gent or gal with a thick accent, and a background of call-center noise so loud that it wakes me past my ability to go back to sleep. But daily, I get calls from “Health Care Benefits” and “Medicare Plans” whom it doesn’t matter if I patiently advise them I do not need their services or threaten to crawl through the phone line and rip their fucking throats out, they keep calling me. This isn’t one call a day. This is at least six calls per day, by different individuals, different phone numbers, but same company multiplied by 2.

I have followed the telephone prompts, when available to remove my phone number from their list. I have gone through their repeated sales pitch until being forwarded to a Licensed Medicare Insurance Agent, asking and even threatening to do his ugly wife on his desk in his office if he doesn’t stop calling me. I’ve even called Medicare and complained. You would think they would have the ability to reach out to the company’s if provided the company name telling them to quit their harassment. Sadly no, their advice “Put your phone number on the national Don’t Call registry.” I have tried that. I have installed call blockers, that blocked people I wanted to call me. It didn’t stop their calls, they just changed the number they called from, repeatedly.

I have even redialed the number they had called from, hoping I would find Inteligent life on the other end of the line that could stop this. “I’m sorry but the number you have called is no longer in service.” WTF! You mean I am being harassed daily by an out-of-service telephone? Am I really being disturbed by somebody using telephone services without even paying for the call?

And, people wonder why I am becoming a miserable mean old man . . .

Racism Through Reparations . . .

The State of California is about to give over $200,000.00 to each Black person qualifying for reparations living in California. This means that California Tax Payers are going to have to foot the bill to pay this benefit, making almost every Black person in the State wealthy while leaving the lower economics of the State to the White and Hispanic races. Why? Because politicians are ignorant regarding race and because most of our citizens are sheep believing almost anything they are told relevant to race, without ever researching the information for any form of validation.

The U.S. has long used racism as a cause of Black people not being treated fairly, paid equally, or facing daily adversity. But what they have failed to do is look at the entire situation. The common percentage mathmatics provide us numbers that do not tell the true answers to our questions.

The Washington Post database which says Blacks make up approximately 13 percent of the U.S. population and that the Blacks realize abuse by authorities at a much higher rate than their 13 percent should tells only a portion of the story. What it fails to tell you is that Black people do not live everywhere in the U.S. and based on the community Blacks do in fact prove to be between 23 and 60 percent. Which means using the 13 percent rule of measurement fails to demonstrate the true facts, more Whites than Blacks are subject to abuse by authorities. But nobody tells you that!

As far as the financial breakdown of the races, there is no database I have yet to have found that gives a true calculation of the White race. Every other race can be determined but for some reason the White race data does not reveal itself. The only thing I can come up with is these databases do not want to demonstrate the true data they show. But, my findings are possibly indicative of the need for additional research because nothing demonstrates the true picture presently.

In 2019 21.2 percent of Blacks were living at poverty level. 21.2 percent is approximately 8,244,000 Blacks. During the same time year 9 percent of the White population was at poverty level. 9 percent is approximately 17,328,200 Whites. But even more surprising is that 17.2 of Hispanic were poverty level. 17.2 percent is approximately 10,174,200 Hispanics. By the numbers, there are more White people living in poverty than any other race. By percentage Hispanics are the highest percentage living in poverty. Clearly Blacks are not the big winner for poverty level.

It is my contention that this reparations based on skin color does not demonstrate the true facts. I believe the key factors of those in poverty outweigh skin color and that were the data compiled it would show that everything, each item claimed as suffered by Blacks was and is still being suffered by every other race in this Country. People find it hard to believe that Whites are denied housing, education, health care, or other benefit . . . but it is true. America does not want people to know how many Whites are subjected to these same issues. To bring this information to the surface would mean America is failing to be the America it has claimed to be.

Back to reparations. California is ready to give millions of dollars to Black people not given the same opportunities as Whites, for the same sufferings in which Whites were not given the same opportunities as more affluent Whites. Does anybody see the buildup for more racial discord between the races?

Now factor in the Civil War, the war to free the slaves. America is calling for reparations to benefit Blacks whose family were slaves. But were the slaves the only peoples that suffered? How about the men that fought to free the slaves and the families that lost family members and subsequent opportunity lost to their children and their children? How many White people have suffered since that time simply because they support equality? You see, many people have suffered, not just Blacks. Keep in mind that no forward motion in effort to bring about equality has been done without White participation.

What benefit does reparations provide? Other than making some Black people more affluent than they presently are and creating a need for taxation to foot the bill, it does nothing but serve as an insult to others that have suffered in effort of equality. Reparations are not equality. Reparations are specific precluding participation of other races that have suffered loss similar to Black people without consideration by our Government or the people writing such into law.

Is this going to create racial disharmony? More than anything it will be compiled with all the other benefits afforded the Blacks without inclusion of the other races and it will bring about anger. And when people of all colors in this Country get angry enough to seek the truth and discover that those making money from our racial divide are the problem. If our politicians would pay attention and quit serving a single race at the cost of another race could certainly serve to benefit all of us. But Political America and Corporate America fear the Black man and do not want to let the world know that White America is suffering like everybody else, so we will suffer the lies they use to justify it, while they continue to create racial discord for us all. For those of us seeking an end to racism, it will create additional set back but we will continue seeking equality for all while hoping for the maturity to become color-blind for one and all.