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Two Americas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-05-08 04:11 PM
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217. "your cause?"
This isn't a "cause" in the modern sense - an "issue" to be sold and promoted.

You claim to be insulted - yet you are the one doing the insulting here.

The issue is homelessness, the issue is the "free market" wild west capitalism and individualism run amok that cause homelessness, not mental illness. It is insulting to insinuate the issue of mental illness into these conversations, and it is insulting to critique the salesmanship of those you imagine to be promoting their little pet cause. This is a society-wide catastrophe that is unfolding, not merely yet another thing for liberals to be "concerned" about or to put on their list of do-gooder causes.

This is not "Bobbolink's cause" and she is under no obligation to impress you or sell you on anything, and you ought to be insulted and up in arms about the social crisis, not about the lack of etiquette or gentrified manners of YOUR allies. We are looking out for you as much as you are looking out for us - as equals - and we are promoting YOUR cause; a cause that we all share.
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