What do you think of the homeless population in Seattle?? is there too many of them, do they tick you off, do you not mind them, do you think theyre just plain gross?? how is is compared to other major cities??
People complain about the homeless problem here but I think that we're better off than a lot of other major U.S. cities. They don't really bother me in the slightest bit. They're just humans, like the rest of us, who just struck unlucky.What do you think of the homeless population in Seattle?? is there too many of them, do they tick you off, do you not mind them, do you think theyre just plain gross?? how is is compared to other major cities??
I'm going to guess it's because most other modern industrial countries have some kind of plan for dealing with their homeless....
Another thing I cant understand is why its only like this in America... whenever I go to Europe, sure there are a few but nothing like this.
Actually, the main reason why we don't put them in asylums anymore is because of an early 80's Supreme Court ruling which said that people who are not a threat to society cannot be institutionalized against their will. That, more than anything else, was a big cause in the rise of homelessness starting in the 80's.Also, as to "why couldn't we go to the old model and pen them in asylums?" It's because it'd be expected these days that we actually try to treat their mental illness (which is terribly expensive) instead of just treating them like rowdy children in daycare (or animals) like we used to (see One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest... laff/cry). Everyone would probably like them back in asylums but the same people don't want to pay for it but then they get upset at the conditions.