Down, But Not Out

An introspective examination of the tragedy of homelessness in the richest society ever to exist on Earth

Homelessness is not an accident. Homelessness is not a problem. Homelessness is a political agenda. Why else would there be so many homeless people in the richest country that ever existed on the face of this planet.

Friday, June 22, 2007

The Art of the Street (click here)

Graffiti is an art form which exemplifies the lifestyle out here. It is bold and free in spirit and totally irreverent. Many of these works are produced by homeless people, but most are created by others. The artists all have a common link, they are drawn by the magnetic appeal of a wild and undisciplined lifestyle. The rules that society places on us all are ignored or, more often flagrantly broken. While the authorities view graffiti as vandalism, many property owners actually post signs inviting the artists to apply their skills. Because the venue is usually in secluded and perceptively dangerous locations, the so called normal citizens rarely see the best of it. The range of styles, subject matter and talent is limitless and the effect on our environment is a testament to the times in which we live.

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