When the United States is not invading some sovereign nation – or setting it on fire from the air, which is more fun for our simple-minded pilots – we’re usually busy “declaring war” on something here at home.
Anything we don’t like about ourselves, we declare war on it. We don’t do anything about it, we just declare war. “Declaring war” is our only public metaphor for problem solving. We have a war on crime, a war on povery, a war on hate, a war on litter, a war on cancer, a war on violence, and Ronald Reagan’s ultimate joke, the war on drugs. More accurately, the war on the Constitution.
Be It Ever So Humble…
But there’s no war on homelessness. You notice that? It’s because there’s no money in it. If someone could end homelessness and in the process let the corporate swine steal a couple of billion dollars, you’d see the streets of America clear up pretty goddamn quickly. But it you think it’s going to be solved through human decency, relax. It’s not gonna happen.
You know what I think they ought to do about homelessness? Change its name. It’s not homelessness, it’s houselessness. It’s houses these people need. Home is an abstract idea; it’s a setting, a state of mind. These people need houses. Physical, tangible structures. They need low-cost housing.
I would like to agree with you on that, but I've never been (yet). I'm proud to say I'm really well travelled for my age, you should definitely check out as much of the world as you can :). Eh, well I've cousins up in Boston, and my friend has a house in Florida so I've been there like 4 times :). Have you ever been outside of America? :)
Haha I’m sorry to say that the only other country I’ve been to is Canada and thats 4 hours away. Irish people in Boston sense. I do like Boston
Ah you're in no rush, you've plenty of time to find about it :). I've always wanted to go to Seattle, but sadly I've never been further then the east coast of America, Seattle's on the West right? :)
Yep yep. We’re in the most Northwest. I think this region is one of the most beautiful places in the world but I can’t really say since I haven’t seen too much of the world yet. I’m gonna fix that soon enough. Was there any reason in particular for visiting the East coast before?
If her side of the family is Catholic that could be from anywhere in Ireland, the whole country is basically Catholic. I'm from the capital, which is Dublin :). Where abouts in America do you live? If thats okay to ask. I can agree with you there, Rise Against last summer is definitely one of mine too :)
Yeah I should probably figure out my family history. I am from Seattle Washington. It is a very cool city. I actually saw them in Portland Oregon. I few friends of mine go to school down there so it seemed like a reasonable excuse :)
Where abouts are your relations in Ireland from, if you don't mind me asking?
Awh man, poor them, I'm sure it was still great though :) Ha, awesome :), I'll definitally have to listen to them so :)
I’m really don’t the specifics off the top of my head. I know my great-grandma on my dad’s came over in the early 20th century and I think she’s from Northern Ireland. I’m not exactly sure where my mom’s side of the family is but they’re Catholic if that tells you anything. What part are you from? I know how creepy that sounds so you can be very vague. And yes the show overall was amazing and probably the highlight of my life so far.
Oh do :), its great here :P... I should go back to America sometime soon, its been a while :(.
Last week? I'm sooo jealous :(. I love FYS :), but I haven't listened to Bad Religion :(.
The second time I saw them was at a festival was great, fantastic line-up before them :D
I have a lot of Irish ancestry in my family so it would be nice to visit the mother land. Four Year Strong we’re great. I felt kinda bad cause I think I might been one of very few people who had heard of them :/. Bad Religion is fantastic. They’ve been around since 1979 and are legitimately one of the greatest bands of all time