But, Without Government, Who Would “Take Care” of the Homeless?

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…


Update: Department Of Homelessness Renews Effort To Dismantle Tent Encampments Citywide:

(Jack Morse) The newly created Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing is set to begin the process of removing every single homeless encampment in the city — tent by tent. CBS 5 reports that the department’s deputy director, Sam Dodge, laid out this goal in conversation with the channel at the same time as SFPD Northern Station Captain John Jaimerena was telling Hoodline that his officers have no plans to take down encampments as it isn’t illegal to be homeless.

“We’ve seen an increase in encampments in the Mission district between 14th street and 19th street and South Van Ness and Harrison,” Dodge told CBS 5. “To try to go person by person, offer everyone at least shelter so that we can resolve an encampment.”

When pressed by CBS 5 if to “resolve an encampment” meant “taking them down,” Dodge replied, “yeah, that’s right.”

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My Commentary: “Taking care of” the homeless…

Show That Knight Who’s Boss!

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family…

GenaireWoman Gets Hit In The Face With Watermelon By Giant Slingshot:

Rayn: “Right in the kisser. Show that knight who’s boss.” Famous last words…

Is War “Inevitable” in America, or Do State Forces Conspire to Keep Peace Out of Reach?

The following debate originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “The Doublethink is Strong Among Neo-Liberals“…

Rayn: The Doublethink is strong with this one!

"Epic FAIL"

“Epic FAIL”

Katherine C.: Ok, you do realize that no matter what president we get, given the history and present state of the US and the world, and everything the US has dipped its hand into, some form of war is pretty much inevitable.

Jordan K.: Cancer pretty much inevitable too, does that mean we accept it or should we keep trying to find a cure?

Adam G.: Regardless of which party is in control, capitalism needs war and imperialism to stay alive.

Rayn: Of course, Katherine, you comment begs the question: “then, why does the Texan above have a bumper sticker containing the name ‘Obama’ with the a peace sign inside of the ‘O’?” An even better question would be, “why did Obama receive a Nobel Peace Prize, then, if he simply continued this ‘inevitable’ war you speak of?”

Either way, I reject your fallacious Appeal to probability as a cause for inaction, Katherine, and replace it with logic. Slavery is at an all-time high right now in the world. Should we apply your faulty reasoning to this issue, as well, so as to wash our hands of the matter, and do nothing about it? I mean, it’s going to happen anyway, so why bother, right? WRONG!

And, while you may claim that no matter which president gets in, there will be more war, this is actually just Circular reasoning. Since 2004, the public has consistently been presented with a False dichotomy wherein BOTH of the major party primary candidates are PRO-WAR! We have NO IDEA what would take place if this “framing” of the issues were not taking place – with the full support of the mainstream media monopoly!

When our government engages in War Crimes and Crimes against peace as a BIPARTISAN matter of policy, it is completely illegitimate, unacceptable and repugnant, deserving neither our respect, our support, nor our tax dollar funding, as Americans! (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

Eugenics: the Pseudo-Science that Never Dies

The following correspondence originally took place here, upon the Facebook wall of Autistic Self Advocacy Network President, Ari Ne’eman

(replies from all third parties have been omitted for clarity) 

2012-05-04 - Eugenics - the Pseudo-Science that Never Dies

Ari Ne’eman: Very frightening.

Should Addicts Be Sterilized?

Rayn: Frightening, indeed, Ari, and absolutely in violation of our basic human rights! Best believe that the MOMENT we re-legalize this sort of medical tyranny in America, we can more than expect the most egregious abuses imaginable to once again resume! One can wrap the “logic” of eugenics up in as much “science” as one likes, or feign the desire to “protect children,” but the end result is the unnecessary destruction of life, so in reality, it provably represents neither! Ideas like this are not “progressive” nor “caring,” but a dangerous mixture of arrogance, apathy, oppression and injustice! Disgusting!

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Harrowing Homelessness Facts

The following correspondence originally took place upon my Facebook wall…

"An Army of One"

“An Army of One”

Robert C.: some nice sobering American facts.

U.S.: Number of Mentally Ill in Prisons Quadrupled:

Rayn: Thanks for sharing this important news! History is pretty clear on this point: either protect all forms of innocence, or expect the eventually enslavement of all. “In as much as you have done in to one of the least of my brethren, you have done it unto me.”

These statistics remind me of America’s homeless figures, which I always keep handy. 20-25% of homeless individuals suffer from some severe form of mental illness:

In separate research studies, 25% of homeless were determined to be veterans of the armed forces:

Meanwhile, 39% of homeless individuals are minors – under the age of 18:

Although we might expect figures like these from a third-world nation, they represent one of the top ten wealthiest countries in the world! As an industrial nation, America’s stats are simply pathologically pathetic!