LETTER: Compassion isn’t shared

I am moved by the compassion showed the homeless people who had chicken manure dumped near them. However, I do not share the compassion.

I am moved by the compassion showed towards the homeless people who had chicken manure dumped near them. However, I do not share the compassion.

I live right beside the recent “dump site” near Gladys. I am sick of explaining to my kids why some people camp there all year. I am sick of my wife being too scared to walk around the block. I am sick of people high on drugs wandering down the roadway in and out of traffic.

The other day there was a big gathering on the side of the road while some idiot with no shirt on was pretending to punch all the vehicles driving by. I felt like mowing the dude down with my van. I know, they’re mentally ill and we should look after them. So is that guy who wrapped a dog in a blanket and beat it with a bat.

My solution is to move these people who have been hanging out here for 20 years to a park in front of one of our more compassionate residents’ homes. Do that and I’ll show my compassion for them. Hell, I’ll even bring them a sandwich once a week.

 

Trevor MacLeod