[ExI] Homelessness (was Re: Social right to have a living)

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Wed Jun 29 01:28:42 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 4:29 AM, Jeff Davis <jrd1415 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 10:58 PM, Kelly Anderson <kellycoinguy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 1:20 PM, Damien Sullivan
>> <phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu> wrote:
>>> Homelessness
>>> might look different if every citizen had by right a place they could go
>>> to.
>> Giving homeless people a home sounds like a really good idea, until you actually try it.
> Sounds a lot like the old right -wing racist bigotry.  Just put
> "nigger" in the place of "homeless" and it's a perfect cliche.

I could take offense at this, being the father of six African American
children, but I won't.

I take to heart the fact that I did not carefully choose my words. I
stand by the facts.

The information I had on the Singapore situation came first hand from
my first wife who is from Singapore. I have not researched it on my

The number of homes that are now uninhabitable because they were used
as crack houses is not insignificant.

Remember, I'm the Libertarian that wants to make drugs legal. So not
the typical right wing Republican nut job.

> Some
> 85 per cent of Singapore’s resident population live in public housing.

Given that 85 percent of the people live in public housing, I would
say that it is working properly if you like communism. :-)  My
ex-relatives in Singapore live in their own house. Guess they are part
of the 15%.

Singapore is often a bad prototype. They are small. They have a
beneficial dictatorship, which is the most efficient form of
government, but who is to say the next generation will be beneficent?
I can't imagine 85% of Singaporian citizens would be homeless without
this program. They are the hardest working people I have ever met. And
Singapore is the cleanest city anywhere.

> Particularly if you come at it from a "poor/homeless people are
> degenerate deranged trash" point of view.

No, I don't come at it from that point of view, though I can see why
you might think I did from some of the poorly chosen words I used. I
attracted your ire and your condemnation. Sorry for not being picky in
my word choice. Now, can we have a nice chat about what should be


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