Thursday, April 8, 2010

The big issue commentary

For the people who don't know what I'm talking about. "The big issue" , summarizing, is a magazine which is sold for homeless people, and them they sell it for a bigger price, in order to get money to survive. However, is this the right way to help these underprivileged class of society?
The ideal way, in my opinion, would be giving them a job and a place to live, not having to pay a rent, everything supported by the government. With this, they could keep a nest egg and then restart their lives. I'm not saying that the idea of "The big issue" is bad, on the contrary, It's very useful. But this was the first step. Now we have to do more. A great idea would be use the money from the olympic games and the world cup (which is the biggest bullshit ever) to start the construction of these houses. If they already exist in some places, we should renovate them. Put there people who is really interested on changing their lives. The government doesn't need to give support for those fucking street punks who only use their money (robbed of course) to buy crack and kill innocent people with their unconscious minds. Probably you are thinking : "but these kids didn't have an option. They were born in the world of crime, etc, etc..." FUCK IT. I had the opportunity to know a lot of students who lived in FAVELAS. They didn't get involved with anything, and now they are entering in university. If they can, those kids also can.
We all know that the politicians won't change their minds so early, but we can do our part. Volunteer work is an excellent way. The simple action of talking with these homeless guys is also a good beggining. Okay...It ends here.

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