Bleeding Hearts —what are they?
Though there are may shades between the two extreems; most 'bleeding hearts' fit closest into one or the other of the extreems. Nearly everyone is or has that "bleeding heart".
Even I, myself have one.
All the bleeding heart is; is a person who has a cause. That cause may be the environment, cats, dogs, food (etc.). But not merlely a facination about them —a desire or need to rescue the subject of that cause. This is about the bleeding hearts who choose homelessness.
The two types of bleedeing hearts are: The generic bleeding heart; and then, the ones I refer to as brain-dead bleading hearts.
The difference between the two deals solely with the level of research regarding the subject matter. The less the research —the deader the brain.
When I frequently refrer to the Brain-Dead bleeding hearts that come to McPherson Square Park in Washington, DC (or anywhere else); the only "research" it seems thery did was to find the place they could off-load the most 'stuff' in the shortest amount of time, and get their photo-op of them doing their "good"-deed foir the week. These people generally do not care whether the resources they have for 100 or more people actually get to 100 different people or just a few. They frequently will simply drop the food, clothes; or whatever they "thought" homeless people might want; in some pile or on some bench like they are feeding hogs or some other livestock. They come, blasting horms, waking people up at ALL hours of the night —they just as well be yelling S..o..o..ie. They either do not know how disrespectful their actions are, or they do not care.
Now. For those bleeding hearts who really do care, these people will do more research, about the people, the area, the needs v. the desires, etc.; then, they deliver accordingly. This group, is by far, the minority. Nuff-said.
Me, my heart bleeds for a nation and civilization that no longer realizes the history it is about to repeat. Thus, the primary purpose for this website and content.
The simplicity of the solution
- MANY organizations (large and small), as well as many individuals put labor, product, ans cash resources to "help the homeless. HUD, a US Government office claims about 2.5 billion dollars annually goes to homelessness from the HUD offices alone. (2,500,000,000/400,000,000) = 6.25 '600 person+ resident hotel'
- If, in every city and town, large and small; the many individuals and organizations, religious or not; combined all their "help-the-homeless" resourses; they could buy enough of the hotels and such in a community to house all their homeless who are willing to come in off the streets.
- The could organize their outreach programs so that 30 of them are not servicing the same park or emcampment allowing most of their resources to be wasted.
With just this one simple plan these organizations and individuals will help more thna tripple the number of himeless people now served; and to a much greater level than at present
How it works:
Washington DC is the example. This uses REALLY quick numbers right off the internet.
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC came up under the DC search for hotel with largest number of rooms Hotel Search; at 1,175. Round it up to 1,200 usable rooms for homeless. Esach room is expected to easlily house 2 homeless people, as nearly all rooms have two beds. That is 2,400 single homeless people.
Depending on which claim to believe, those 2,400 beds will house anywhere from 25% to 50% of all of DC's homneless population.
- provides a fixed address to get mail
- provides a fixed address employers look for when hiring
- provides a 24 hour/day toilet
- provides a 24 hour/day shower
- provides a 24 hour/day bed
- provides a 24 hour/day phone-charging
- provides a 24 hour/day meals
- provides a 24 hour/day laundry
- provides a 24 hour/day employment services temp to full time
- allows for the reident to work a full time job, to get established
- Less people on streets homeless
- THIS IS NOT FREE to resident, who MUST put in 3 to 5 hnours every day working community service (generally picking up trash and doing other low-tech jobs that the city contrascts with private industry to do); which saves tax payers money.
- builds a sence of worth within the resident, as they are now benefiting society and not merely a drain against resource.
- Most hotels have recreational facilities on site.
- Some conference-rooms can be converted for classes (GED, and trade-skills, etc.)