Welcome to Dignity Virtual Village
On December 16th of the year 2000, a group of eight homeless men and women pitched five tents on public land and Camp Dignity, later to become Dignity Village, was born...
This was back when public officials were saying they would only be there for a few months. Four and a half years later...
After hearing the conversations today about the homeless on today's Lars Larson Show I decided to highlight some of the "successes" of Portland's homeless solutions.
As pictured HERE the residents of "Camp Dignity" are capable of stealing grocery carts, just not getting jobs.
The residents of Dignity Village also prefer the safety of large numbers and anonymity when committing "acts of civil disobediance." For those of us in the real world, this means they break things that other people actually paid for. Also known as a "crime." The "Dignites" have no empathy since they don't actually experience any feelings of ownership. See PICTURE.
Sometimes hungry "Dignites" eat the lice from other resident's hair... PICTURE
Rest assured that if you were to try this without a permit on your own property the city would shut you down pronto. PICTURE
A great aerial shot to really give you perspective. PICTURE
These people are living on ODOT property, that is, property owned by the taxpayers. They have ramshackle buildings that are fire hazards and not up to any building code. They are provided with a source of electricity and water at taxpayer expense. Some of the individuals here obviously could get work, they simply choose not to.
At what point to we tell these people that they can't live by their own rules? Why is there a double standard for the hardworking citizens when it comes to building permits, regulations, and the use of public lands? If you park on the street 5 minutes too long you get a ticket. These people have been parked for more than four and a half years. Utter nonsense.