Well sat here in the Market Square in Mansfield. A favourite haunt of Vile EDL leaders (but also where the local people like to run them out of). I sit eating a sparse but tasty lunch from the Pound Bakery, cobb and bottle of diet pop for £2. My treat to myself. I am looking directly at the little but busy market and the shops that surround it. Given that in the UK we seem now to have more homeless than at any time since the cessation of world war two, there are a lot of shops with potential accommodation above it that at least from my spot does not seem to even being used for storage.
I have to ask myself why society would prefer to have its poorest die in poverty on the streets than open up unused spaces to provide at least basic accommodation. Safe places for our most vulnerable.
It truly upsets me that we cant be allowed to seek simple solutions to such issues.
Its those that have nothing that I despair over. I saw a lad in his twenties yesterday with a sleeping bag, the clothes he sat in and a big coat. Nothing else. He was not begging or asking for anything. No intimidation, not trying for sympathy. He just was. That truly got to me. Why do we have this level of poverty in the fourth richest country in the world? Where we have multi billionaires. When I was a kid billion was not even a real number. Trillion did not exist. Yet now we have individuals that rich but others so poor they die of starvation and hypothermia. Is that not vile?
We truly have to change our world. Its our responsibility, yes yours too. You need to start thinking how now!!!