I offer a response to M. Hill's July 8 Letter: "No Help for the Homeless" in the Metro West News. Link below.
Why is there so much gun violence in this nation whereas in Canada, a
nation that has as many guns as we, has few deaths from guns? Michael
Moore asks that question in "Bowling for Columbine" and "Sicko." The
answer I think to the question Mr. Hill raises as to why no one helps
the homeless is that so many in our nation simply do not care. It is why
I believe there is a great sense of anomie -- alienation and the
depression -- so many feel in this nation that is not true about our
neighbor to the north.
There are few in Canada who would say
if someone is sick with no insurance just let them die in the street but
it was said by attendees at a major Republican Party 2012 debate. Let
them die? Really? Just what kind of Christianity to these Cretans posses
if they can say let those sick on the street just die?
shameful that these human beings I see when I drive through downtown
Framingham simply languish with no help to be had. I say there but for
the grace of god or fate go I. They are us. Take a good look and if it
were you would you want to just die?