A recent New York Times profile of Dasani, a homeless girl living with her methadone-addicted parents in the Auburn Family Residence, a highly unsuitable shelter, set the editorial board of the Murdoch-owned fascist rag New York Post on edge.
“[Dasani’s] mother, father and [siblings] aren’t really homeless at all,” quipped the Post. True, they live in housing meant for ‘homeless families.’ By this definition, the minisule unit they survive in—where, according to the Times, “mold creeps up walls and roaches swarm, where feces and vomit plug communal toilets, where sexual predators have roamed and small children stand guard for their single mothers outside filthy showers”–is akin to dwelling in one of Uncle Rupe’s mega-mansions.
And because Dasani’s hapless parents were drug addicts, they’re scolded for being “outrageously irresponsible.”
Yes, they were. But a lot of people are/were drug addicts. Including Post buddy Rush Limbaugh. Was he accused of being “outrageously irresponsible”?
Not surprisingly, the Post went on to blame liberals, because, you know, compassionate conservatives would kick these people to the curb and let a free-market economy and the ghost of Ayn Rand magically provide for their needs. “If the city is at fault here,” says the Post, “it might well be for having been too generous — providing so much that neither the father nor mother seems much inclined to provide for their kids. That would be a story worth reading.”
It’s ever-too-generous to give a roof and a meal to a starving child who wants to make something of her life. To help her get a decent education so she can try to get a decent job and not be dependent on the system any more.
What these sanctimonious hypocrites don’t seem to get is that if you can’t afford the rent or a mortgage and you don’t have a home, YOU ARE HOMELESS. Being given shelter still means YOU ARE HOMELESS.
What’s next? Setting up a tent city in Central Park for homeless kids?
Nah. It would ruin the view of the disgustingly uncharitable money-grubbing selfish greedy pigs editors of the Post.