Another Homeless Encampment Destroyed

This time, on abandoned land.

It’s sad.  A few drug addicts probably mess it up for the good people that just need a place to rest their heads.  If it’s dirty, get some Christians or other do-gooders to help them clean it up.  Geez.


About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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2 Responses to Another Homeless Encampment Destroyed

  1. geezer says:

    And I quote ” I’m not the first to do what I did, to live homeless well. I’m not the first to find advantage in homelessness. It is a well kept secret that homelessness can be freedom and comfort can attend it. The secret is well kept because revealing that you are homeless in this society is dangerous. There is stigma. There are even laws prohibiting it. Imagine that. There are laws against being homeless. Let me say that one more time. There are laws against being homeless.

    There are laws against sleeping in public, in your car, on the beach, anywhere in the public view. It is the only law that I know that prohibits a behavior that is involuntary. You must sleep. There is no choice. You must do it. If you do not sleep for approximately one third of your life, you will suffer. The less sleep you get, the more physical and psychological symptoms you will suffer, until your mental faculties break down, your grasp of reality disintegrates, your self-control disappears. Your body will make you sleep, and if you use stimulants to avoid it, you will rapidly begin to become psychotic, with unpredictable mood swings, displays of aggression, and hallucinations. Nevertheless, the law in nearly every municipality forbids sleeping unless you are rich enough to afford a house or hotel to do it in. It’s a human rights violation, but I will get back to that. ”
    from : Survival Guide to Homelessness
    (No matter where you go, there you are).

    They let themselves be noticed , and to be noticed is to invite “trolls ”
    ( appropriate word in this case….

    • Me says:

      Yes indeed. And this quote above (thanks for reminding me of it) is one of the most profound writings on homelessness that I have ever read.

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