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Debbie Semeniuk • Edmonton, Alberta It's an election year, and Anderson will do and say whatever it takes to secure the vote of his constituents. I would welcome this development in my area anytime I am sure they have more class and respect

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/canadian-history-harperized/article11832967/

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Simons+Homeless+housing+project+Terwillegar+Towne+uproar/8623508/story.html

 

Dear Mr. Anderson,

I appreciate your concern for my sons that you indicate is part of your disagreement about the proposed 60 unit supportive housing project in Terwilleger Towne but I find that this concern is a hypocritical one. I believe you are not really concerned about my sons meeting riff raff from the inner city in the suburban heaven of Riverbend where they are insulated from poverty and real life—but in fact you are promoting the half assed prejudices of rich constituents without brains who are more worried about their damn property values than a human being.  You are really a twerp.  I’m sorry but the opportunistic comments you make in the article below show you as really are—a nice guy who knows how to butter the bread of the dummy folks in Riverbend so as to get re-elected. Mind you, not all of the folks in Riverbend are as dumb as the ones you are pandering to and can see through your strategy of whining about the riffraff among the upper echelons of our society.

 

Really it is very political of you to do this sort of mumbo jumbo. I am always surprised how good men and women contort themselves to fit the warped requirements of the folks that vote for them but there you go.

I don’t agree with your dumb stance on this issue.

It shows a remarkable lack of thinking ability to suggest that my sons would be contaminated by seeing folks in the age group you belong to doing stuff like wandering about lost. Most of the rich old guys driving their BMWs and Mercedes in Riverbend seem more lost than the homeless men I have seen downtown who are for the most part, very nice people who I often yap with. These folks are no danger to anyone.  Riverbend folks driving like maniacs in the community are more of a danger to these folks than these folks are to us.

But you persist in echoing your ignorant constituents in Riverbend and miming their concerns. This is odd. Why do you mutter about the concerns of the dummy constituents but not of the intelligent constituents? Why do you support all the rich old fools but not the bright old fools?  Do we have to be rich to get your interest?  Won’t brains do?

 

Using my brains, I see no reason why we can’t have such projects in Riverbend. Really all the rich neighborhoods must take their share of real life and become a bit more inclusive. I mean these folks aren’t going to take over Riverbend. We are talking about sixty units. And even if there were 300 units –so what? We’ve got plenty of space and all we need is a bit of an increase in our ability to feel for our fellow human beings. Its that matter of the heart. Love.  You know—that thing Jesus Christ talks about that everyone believes in until a few homeless folks are introduced into the story.  It always surprises me that we have all these religious folks who would donate money to help inner city kids (so long as they stay in the inner city) but let any of these inner city folks come to the great pie in the sky Riverbend---well –that’s a big no no.

And why is this?

Could it because we are being narrow minded, prejudiced and selfish?

Could it be something to do with not wanting to deal with social problems such as homelessness and poverty in our back yards?

Could it be we are engaged in fantasy communities where we are all stay at home mummies with our perfect children?

Could it be that we are not yet a society that believes in equal rights for everyone?

Why should Riverbend not have its share of so called social housing?

Here is the article where you wax lyrical (and skeptical) over the benefits of integrating our fellow less fortunate human beings into our affluent community:

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Simons+Homeless+housing+project+Terwillegar+Towne+uproar/8623508/story.html

 

 

Simons: Homeless-housing project has Terwillegar Towne in an uproar

 

 

By Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal July 5, 2013

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