blackjack21 wrote:San Francisco provides them with methodone and needles. That's what they do with tax payer dollars when they aren't destroying taxpayer funded art in schools with taxpayer dollars that could be spent to get better quality school teachers. Look at Democrat councilman in the Seattle area: Seattle-Area Councilman: Hosing Poop-Covered Sidewalks Might Be Racially Insensitive. Tell me Tainari88, do you like the smell of feces? Do you think it would be racially insensitive if an area smelled like feces and I wanted to clean it up? The Democrats in America think you might feel offended by cleaning up feces and power washing away the smell of urine and feces, because minorities are probably just a-okay with the smell of feces. Would you consider that a microagression since the Democrats think you like that sort of smell?
If you expect me to defend some racist liberals that I detest you are mistaken. Poop and urine is not exclusive to 'minorities' it is produced by all humans with a need to defecate (which is all of us). The issue becomes why are they doing it on the sidewalk or in prison cells? And why are people doing that? Identify the reasons. Mental illness. Do they need some lithium, etc drugs for their mental illness? Do they have medicare or medicaid or medical? To pay for it? Are there enough supervised apartments for the mentally ill staffed by case managers who can case manage because they don't have 500 people on their caseload and have reasonable hours and loads so they can do decent follow up and life plans for these people. You know SOLUTIONS. Not bullshit.
Same for the drug addicts. They need to be supervised by qualified people. Nurses, counselors certified in drug treatment, they need to be housed in places that are encouraging of mental health and routines that encourage kicking drugs out of their lives. It means detox, nutrition counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, exercise trainers, educators on helping them get back into school, or a vocation, etc. They need MASSIVE support. It is expensive. I don't deny that. But I would rather spend on saving one decent human being who fell into that pit of mental illness or drug use and can be cured or managed well into a reasonable lifestyle rather than waste in on bombing cities in the Middle East killing children and old people in collateral damage, buying obsolete weapons that wind up stockpiled in some army yard rusting in some Nevadan desert sun. I prioritize HUMAN NEEDS over everything else. Everything else for me is less important than saving human lives and healing destroyed families devastated by drug addicted sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, and etc. Or mentally ills human beings who dream of having regular jobs and being a real husband or wife to someone who may never love them because they got light forms of mental illness and they don't know how to manage the problem. Spend money on those people. That is why all of the mentally healthy ones like you and I Blackjack work and pay our taxes. So a decent government can take care of people in real need. Educate, clothe, house and help find appropriate employment for everyone in need of that. Make sure kids have their health issues taken care of. Prisoners are in prison make sure they get something of rehabilitation and a second chance at working for a living. Something decent. Not wasting it on a bunch of incompetent fools with crap and sellout agendas which is what we got now.
My society Puerto Rico has enough problems. But I am proud of them. They came out and protested corruption and as far as I can tell? They are on the march for change. FINALLY. They realized that keeping things the same is not a solution. Got to move your ass and get involved.
Meanwhile, Senator Wyden of Oregon has criminally engaged in human trafficking and aiding and abetting illegal border crossings and remains uncharged. We shall see whether Donald Trump and Bob Barr will get off their fat asses and charge Senator Wyden with a federal crime.
I am going to be living for the rest of my life in Mexico. So far any Mexican who has told me that they want to go up North to work and go without any authorization? I discourage. Why? Because the USA is not the place for thinking the streets are paved with gold and everything is easy to obtain. It is not. Also they would do well watching your videos on here to understand the USA has serious social and economic challenges and they are not friendly to Latin American working class or country rural farmers and etc. They are with illusions of stupidity about what Mexicans are about. The Mexicans have no understanding of American Anglo paradigms of life, religion, economics, etc. It is a different paradigm based on Protestant ethics and Capitalism that has nothing to do with Latin America and our cultures. But they don't understand it because they don't live with Anglos at all and never have. That is the reality. And it is not a good path for them to be on.
Just as I say, many Republicans are just a bunch of spineless, lily-livered losers, the Democrats are just plain fucking crazy. Destroying the establishment should be a political objective of any decent American.
I agree. But Blackjack, I am Puerto Rican. Not you. My priority is Latin America. Not the USA. It is your society Senor. Not mine. You got the responsibility. Act on it.
I have a woman and her daughter living with me now. I do plenty.
I don't think they are undocumented. Lol. I am glad you are doing something. I am fighting with my friend to let me buy her groceries. She is doing very well for herself and wants me to eat for free for a month. I will buy the groceries anyway. I helped her when she needed it. She arrived without any permission from Mexico. Now she is a legal permanent resident. Worked hard and long for many years honestly for a restaurant here. She has tremendously strong work ethic and is generous and good. She contributes for any society she lives in. I met a lot of Mexicans like that. So for me? All that bullshit Trump spouts about Mexicans? I just laugh. He lies. For me he is a lying piece of crap president whipping up racist fears to manipulate voters.
But if the white people who never liked Mexicans to start with? Or think Mexicans are supposed to follow the immigration rules that favor rich people with property that has nothing to do with poverty in Mexico are going to obey those laws? Then you don't understand Blackjack, human beings the Homo Sapiens never obeyed a damn law that takes precedence over survival.
My friend (Let us call her Maria), has a picture on the wall that says in Spanish [and it is a big elephant with a baby elephant] it says: With fear you can survive, but without fear you live.
What does that mean? You survive with fear....and that is what she lived through when she was without permanent residency status. But now she lives without fear and she lives and thrives. She can contribute more, is happier and helps others who were in her same position 24 years ago. That is what she is talking about.
I care about human beings Blackjack. Not their immigration status or if they are black, or white, or inferior or superior or if they are mentally ill or physically ill or this or that. It is just the way it is. Help humans. When they need it.
I am going back to Mexico for good. The Mexican immigration officer told me, "Once you are there. You can't leave for a long time. You must find a job, you must pay your taxes and you must make sure to establish relationships with other Mexicans who will vouch for you when you go to Mexico City and apply for Mexican citizenship in four years time. Once you do? Your son will become a citizen. You can own your property outright. You also will have obligations. To vote, to speak and to organize for your community. You are an asset to any nation you are a part of Tainari. Welcome to Mexico."
I am glad. Because unfortunately Blackjack if I go back to Puerto Rico? I got second class status and can't vote for the nation putting all the damn rules on our people. We are in limbo and it is awful. Holding us back from progressing. That is no way to live. As a famous movie says, "You either get busy living or get busy dying." No way should anyone live their lives in limbo. It is not a way to live Blackjack. And all of the ones who are refugees and who are non citizens and who are fleeing war, famine and destitution? Are in limbo.
Good luck with your house guests Senor.