Bird migration is something quite remarkable. These little homeless birdies weave nests out of whatever scraps they may find, lay eggs, raise families, and then fly south for winter. Every spring they come back.
I have to ask myself why do they come back? It is so much warmer in the south. Is it maybe too warm and they don't like it? Or maybe our food up north tastes better? lol They get no checks in the mail and certainly have no one to answer to.
What ever the reason for their coming back, what is remarkable, is that they are strong and healthy and they do this flight every year.
What is even more interesting is that birds are homeless.
They are like some tribes that believe soil belongs to no one. It was there before man and will still be there after mankind dies.
We have many homeless people today and every year the numbers are getting bigger. Society looks down upon these people as if they did something wrong or are not of the same caliber as the rest who have homes to go to. Rest assured,society is wrong. Homelessness can happen to any one, even the richest of people.
It is for this reason that I feel society has to help the homeless. If you do not want to open your home to a stranger, then at least let him live amongst you in peace. As long as he is drug and alcohol free, there should be no problem.
As for homeless people, there is no reason why they should suffer in winter. The government supplies them monthly checks and this money can be used to go south to much cheaper places to live for the winter months. In fact I am surprised our governments haven't come up with this idea. 310 dollars a month could go a long way in another country.
People suffer because there is no one to do the right thing. No one to organize to make it easier to survive but it doesn't mean it can't be done.
Whenever I see some one thumbing a ride south, that is exactly what I think he/she is doing. Just like the birds, they are migrating south for the winter. What I dislike about our MLA's , is that we pay them to think and all the do is whine.
Whining is the the public's domain. Finding answers, solutions, is what we pay government to do.