(11 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
There may be acts that are more indecent than destroying a homeless person’s shelter, but shredding the tents of homeless people living under a fucking freeway and rifling through what pathetically meager belongings and comforts they rely upon is really kicking them when they are down and putting the boot to the neck of an already beleaguered humanity. Such mindlessly horrific coercion of the weak and dislocated by the powers that be, in this case, local “peace officers,” is really emblematic of what our country has become. First, alienate people and push them to the fringes of society, take away their jobs and homes, then destroy any remaining belongings and remnants of social support they have at the edge of life itself. I’m sure many more of us will be enjoying such fruits of economic apartheid in the years to come.
The cops could have instead, and more humanely, given them “the bum’s rush.” It would have been more decent. Instead they explicitly and in detail destroyed what little property the homeless owned. This is what “property rights” and “ownership society” assholes believe in the end. I got my house, my fat-ass pension. Fuck you. I don’t even want your shit. I just want to destroy you for bringing down my property values and looking different than me.
Good luck with your houses and kick-ass pensions now, coppers. Your equivalent Wall Street charlatan enforcers just shredded both your pensions and homes, just as you did to the homeless. You may well be the last on the state and municipal chopping blocks, but you’re as fucked as the bums you just fucked over.
P.S. I don’t hate cops. One of my brothers is a cop. I know something about their stressors and adversities, hence why they tend to become insular and self-protective amongst themselves, “the boys in blue,” and adversarial against “others.” “Us versus Them” is only human. After all, we’re only ordinary “men.” Murder and theft are also “only human,” but as humans, we don’t accept every capacity of Nature as inevitable. That’s why we aspire to having laws and enforcers. However, if it is legal to destroy a homeless person’s personal property, that of someone without a true home or pension, then let’s hope that law applies equally to people with homes and pensions. Let that kind of lawfulness reign equally supreme. There but for fortune go I, and all that. It’s really rudimentary humanism.
Fittingly, the failure to enforce humane laws comes around to bite everyone in the ass.