I was checking out a story about how anti-homeless spikes in London was catching a lot of buzz.BBC among others I found the whole saga to be pitiful.
“We should be offering practical and emotional support to help the most vulnerable get back on their feet. We should not be sending them the message that they are pests that need to be warded off.”
“Humans deserve to be treated like humans regardless of their social situation.” Daily Mirror
Homeless is such an abused word that takes away from a cause so worthy it should in fact infuriate the douchebags that petitioned for the spikes removal.
Protecting property as well as persons is not a blanket absolution of working on societies problems. Telling someone they should not be allowed to deploy measures to deter vagrants sleeping,urinating and defecating on their property because it is inhumane is lunacy.
There is a difference between homeless and bum. In a world where people like to tweak labels and abolish words that confront their agendas we have sadly lost bum and all it is about. Whether we call them bums,vagrants or human pigeons it really does not matter the fact remains they are a nuisance that must be confronted as surely as homelessness needs to be.
The protection of private property,public spaces and social harmony can never take a back seat to emotion driven drivel masked as human compassion and nobility. In London as is true in most metro’s measures such as the anti-vagrancy spikes.
Shame on those who put societies pigeons above the humans.