For those of you in the Comox Valley area who are not averse to getting up on a Sunday morning, I’ll be speaking at this forum this Sunday. The details are on the website. I’ll be talking about morality and poverty among other things. I have 20 minutes like the other presenters…but for those of you who know me, I could go on for hours! Should be an informative morning…which you could then follow up with lunch somewhere like the Atlas Cafe or the Wandering Moose in Cumberland!
I was just about to embark on a lengthly rant about how we treat the poor when I ran across this blog and decided to share it with you. This is Sharon Beder’s website and I’m letting her do the ranting for today. She would definitely pass as a rebel and a dangerous radical in Stephen Harper’s world so that’s why I kind of like her work. I’m not saying I agree with everything on this website, but she has some interesting insights into why we treat the poor the way we do and why we blame them for everything they are and aren’t. Click on the link below to see what I mean. Then we can talk.
Just saying, though, that if money equals mobility and life, then poverty must equal immobility and death. Zombies are such a good metaphor for the homeless, aren’t they?