Today I was at a presentation regarding anti-Harper movements. Very remarkable presentation. I stopped concentrating on the flow of the presentation during one skit. At the very end they made the statement that homelessness was the fault of the person, that they didn’t try.
At this point I was completely enraged, I couldn’t believe they just said that. It tore me up, such ignorance. In highschool our class went to a homeless shelter in Oshawa where we learned all about their hardships. Most of the homeless are consisted of youth wo are kicked out of their households by their families or neglected enough to leave home.
I was really sad that people would be this ignorant. Using their voice when the homeless are so often overlooked and choked out of society. In my opinion it is this sort of thinking that allows business owners to not to hire homeless as it becomes something common and acceptable.