Re: Re: Developments in Cork
A perfect example of the heartless glossing over of the problems of those at the bottom of society by capitalism. Obviously the best solution is to banish the homeless to some dingy suburb where the SUV driving latte drinkers don’t have to be reminded of the wickedness of the system and of the fragility of all that exists.
But should the local residents have to put up with the anti-social behaviour that the hostel generates? The suggestion isn’t about sweeping the homeless out of view, its about acknowledging that there are negative effects associated with homeless hostels and trying to mitigate them. Ideally, they wouldn’t be needed at all, but they are and in those circumstances, it’s reasonable to try to find a set up that has least negative effect on the rest of the community.