Friday, 20 January 2017

I Guess 2017 Will Be The Year Of The #Virtuesignaller Again...


The implication being '...but you don't, you tightwads!'
Deborah Robson-Grey, of Welsh Way, Witney, founded Homes4All this winter after seeing people camping out in the town in sub-zero temperatures and learning of many others struggling to find accommodation.
Hmmm, OK....
“I couldn't believe that it was going on in this day and age. I started talking and other people seemed passionate about it straight away.
“We all put suggestions in and realised we didn’t want it to be about a specific group. Everybody should have the right to a roof over their head.
“Before we knew it, about 70 people had sent me private messages offering their support and it just kept exploding.”
How heartwarming! How deserving!
The 49-year-old mum experienced the struggle of finding a property through the council herself in 2016, when she and her 22-year-old daughter tried to find a home in West Oxfordshire.
Following a fall which led to an infection, Ms Robson-Grey had her right leg amputated below the knee, making her housing requirements more specific than most. She and her daughter were moved around several hotels for a series of months before being housed.
Hmmm, I don't see a father/husband mentioned. I wonder why?

Never mind, I'm sure the others are deserving...
Corey Jordan, 22, and Melissa Stratford, 19, are one couple Homes4All is aiming to support, both left with limited options due to difficult relationships with family.
Hmmm....
The pair spent about eight months on the streets last year and are now staying with friends, moving from sofa to sofa.
They have two children – Katie, two, and 10-month-old Skye – who were taken into care, and Miss Stratford is pregnant again.
/facepalm
Mr Jordan said: “Me and Melissa don’t have many friends as it is. We don’t even have family. And it’s reached the point that we’ve asked so many people we’re getting close going back on the streets in the cold.
“We just feel powerless and left behind and it feels like people don’t want to listen. We need things like Homes4All because they help our voices be heard.”
We've heard you. And we think your problems are entirely of your own making.

5 comments:

Antisthenes said...

The wonders of the welfare/nanny state. Is there any surprise that the growth of victims/snowflakes and the like have grown exponentially to the increase in number of socialised roles the government has taken unto itself with clamour that is should take more. Socialising personal responsibility and self reliance being perhaps the most pernicious one as all the others stem from them. We know from many examples that a socialised state is unstable and unsustainable and eventually either collapses completely or into a failed and very impoverished state.

If that is true and unequivocal as the evidence confirms it is what does that say for our state the UK. Will we because of our socialising ways suffer the same fate? The answer is of course yes but because of our wealth the process will be long and draw out. It is not inevitable as the point of no return has not yet been reached despite the left striving remorsefully that is should be. It is not too late to reverse direction but to do so the will to do so has be there and as too few of us have that will I am not hopeful.

Anonymous said...

Bunny

I noticed the bit regarding the woman having special housing needs due to being a lower leg amputee. My old my man was an amputee, we didn't need any special housing.

Andrew Scarborough said...

Is this yet another charity? Judging by the number of charity ads on the gogglebox the charity sector must be making a considerable contribution to the economy. So text HAT to 70001 to keep a Social Sciences graduate in employment.

Lynne at Counting Cats said...

What, have none of these virtue signallers got an unused spare room or three to help these poor, homeless souls?

And when it comes to amputated legs whatever happened to the spirit of Douglas Bader?

JuliaM said...

"We know from many examples that a socialised state is unstable and unsustainable and eventually either collapses completely or into a failed and very impoverished state. "

Many of the examples in these sorts of stories (and Frances Ryan's little polemics over at CiF) remind me of zoo animals. Only capable of being returned to the wild after months of rehabilitation, and then often only for a short time.

"...having special housing needs due to being a lower leg amputee."

I suspect that's merely councilese for 'needs a bungalow or ground floor flat'.

"Judging by the number of charity ads on the gogglebox the charity sector must be making a considerable contribution to the economy. "

Well, all those high flying execs must be on the top rate of tax!

"What, have none of these virtue signallers got an unused spare room or three to help these poor, homeless souls?"

It's the gubmint's job, innit?