By Max R. Weller
Here’s my take on it, which I made as a comment on BSH’s Facebook page:
Out of curiosity, I looked at this blog — particularly the post “A lot of people out there treat us like garbage” — and I couldn’t DISAGREE with it more. In almost 8 years of living as a homeless man in Boulder, CO not one soul has treated me like garbage; nor have I had any negative experiences with the police or others in authority here. I’d bet that 80% of all those who can be considered homeless at any point during the past eight years have shared my experience, but I acknowledge there is that small minority who are looking to play the victim card every chance they get and an army of apologists/enablers who help them to wallow in self-pity.
Yes, I’m a cynic, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong to suspect this new blog: 1) has an agenda to support our local homeless shelter/services industry; and 2) its author is most likely a sociology major at CU, with a tenuous grasp on reality when it comes to homelessness.
BTW, my blog will NEVER publish the views of any homeless person simply claiming to be a veteran of military service, without confirming their honorable or general discharge status by means of a DD214. In other words, there are a lot of FAKERS out there on the streets, like this guy:
Richard Grant (Boulder County Sheriff’s Office)
The KC Royals payroll is right in the middle of all 30 MLB teams, and the NY Mets rank 20th.
Owner David Glass with Manager Ned Yost
I remember when disgruntled fans were calling Royals owner and former Walmart CEO David Glass a cheapskate (and worse), but now they’re back in the World Series for the second consecutive year (four times in team history). Just goes to show you don’t have to spend $$$ like the Dodgers and Yankees do in order to be successful!
I was awakened overnight by the sound of someone coughing near my campsite, which is disconcerting because I take pains to get away from other homeless campers. Now, I’ll have to worry until tonight about my gear still being where I left it about 5AM today. Darned piggybacking bums — they should find their own place and stop following me around.
That’s all for now, folks . . .