a solution to the little rock homeless problem: let them die

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

a solution to the little rock homeless problem: let them die

on any given day, there are thousands of people living in the streets of little rock. we have to walk by them. we have to hear them ask for money. we have to cross to the other side of the street when we see them ahead. we have to feel guilty when we drive by in our hard-earned suv.

it’s a real problem.

so, i’m offering a solution: let them die.

any time i have a situation where keen problem-solving is required, i like to try to create solutions that are realistic. this one certainly is.

letting homeless people die. it seems to be working so far. certainly, there are some people aiding them by giving a few cents when asked and others who run shelters to help to keep them alive, but for the most part, this solution is already being enacted.

ok, ok…maybe you’re right. my solution does seem a little harsh. but it also seems effective, right. zero homeless people living = zero homeless problem.

we’re in good luck because we’re entering a season in which this solution could be expedited. mother nature calls it winter. it’s cold. it’s rainy. and if we’re lucky, it’s snowy. not to mention that suicide rates are the highest during the holiday months due to depression. so, all the pieces are here for a real problem-solver.

now, there are some of you already preparing to fight this solution and actually try to help homeless people. you guys are making it difficult for us hard-working, proud, god-fearing home-dwellers.

in fact, there is one particular person and group who is actively seeking to destroy my effective and unifying effort by creating a counter-assault. her name is libby delay and not only is she part of the eikon church community (who is consistently up to no-good…), but she’s a part of the soar network, a comprehensive network dedicated to improving the quality of life of the homeless of central arkansas. as you might guess, this organization is a real buzzkill to my idea…

libby is heading up an organization within the soar network called warm spaces. in essence, what this group is trying to create is a network of churches and businesses who can provide 90 days/nights (december through february) of spaces where the homeless can sleep and escape the cold of the winter. they’re hoping to kick off december 1, so they’re actively seeking people to offer their spaces for use. in addition to spaces, volunteers will are needed to stay overnight, help with security checks and be of general assistance.

if you want to see for yourself how ridiculous this is, here’s a clip of libby being interviewed on thv’s this morning:

as you can see, this is a bunch of hooey.

so, join with us in letting homeless people die.

it’s only a matter of time, really.

7 Comments

  1. Libby says:

    hahahahahaha!!!! thats AWESOME. good news- we have some leads on some spaces- im basically stoked about it.

  2. Morgon77 says:

    Ryan, haven't you read the book "The World is Flat"? By letting them starve to death, we're giving them a better economic opportunity, and saving babies from being aborted.

  3. phillip says:

    Ok!!!! Here’s the deal i see your point of view on the homeless issue, and there is a lot of people who do share the same sentiment with you. Now stop and think of it like this say for instance you were one of the many unlucky people to be effected by the floods or tornados or something and you just lost everything. Would you want us to just let you die? I have been homeless when i was in my teens, I got back on my feet and found my way back to family. In later years when i was in my early 20’s I joined the AIRFORCE and became a C-130 Aircraft Mechanic(CREWCHIEF). Now if people would have just left me to die as you would put it i would not have been around to serve my country, go to college, have my son and be on my 2nd marriage. So in the most gentle of words your the kind of person we should just let die, people like you are a disgrace to mankind and are a big part of why this world is so screwed up in the first place. Oh yea I am also a visual communications major in 3d animation,web design,graphic design,print design, and so on.

    Have a nice day!!! Oh and go job on this lame ass website………. FAIL

    P.S.
    That chick your downing on for wanting to help others, this is what there site has to say just at the beginning of the article.

    “Matthew 25 Jesus said that when we provide food, shelter, clothing, friendship and love to the overlooked, voiceless people in society we are providing those things to him. When we share tears, laughter, our lives and resources with our downtrodden brothers and sisters we are sharing those things with Jesus himself.”

    WHATS YOUR EXCUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Anthony says:

    Wow Ryan. He got you good! 😀

  5. Brent Buie says:

    Sounds like a modest enough proposal. I think Jonathan Swift would agree.

  6. Rachel says:

    I don’t know what’s funnier… the post, the fact I’m reading it two years late, or that comment!!

    Those Eikon Church folks. ::sigh:: Why do they keep saving, helping and praying for these homeless people? Can’t they just go raise money for a new AV system or go see Chris Tomlin or something?

    Jeez. Someone should really talk to their pastor.

  7. Fundamentally, the entire system is wrong. There should never be homeless people to begin with. This means that their family failed them. Government is not involved in this. If your family unit teaches you correctly, to approach situations with an open mind, and understand the decisions you’re making, then you are the one who chooses to do those drugs. To become that alcoholic. To not try at your school work. To not work towards your degree. To become pregnant or make someone else pregnant when you know damn well what happens from coitus.

    These are all decisions. Insurance for your flooded home, insurance for your burned up home, insurance for your stolen car, a contingency plan for when all else fails.

    If your family didn’t care for you, that’s tough… but you are legally required to attend school. If you do not choose to try in said school, the that again, is your choice. If you did choose to try in school. and yet somehow you still fail, did you go for extra help? Did you wait for the world to help you when you could have reached out for aid?

    You are solely responsible for your own choices, and your own life.

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