Sunday, November 1, 2015

CHARITY | Second campaign to save would-be homeless launched

My first attempt to be a charitable demoniac failed miserably, and I believe the reason is that people in San Jose are too stupid to know how to help themselves in a dire situation. Losing your housing is the beginning of the end of everything that matters: your job, your health, your finances, your social standing, your friendships and family, your assets, your retirement, your prospects, and more. My charity, if you will, was to make sure this never happened to anyone it didn't need to, which happens to constitute about everyone who is facing homelessness. But, I must first digress by explaining what makes me call evictees in San Jose stupid—first, in general; then, more specifically. At the end, I'll come back to the charity stuff.

I think stupid could describe most citizens here to begin with, whether facing eviction or not. I can't find anyone in this town who did not spread their legs for Satan the minute he and his minions waltzed in, having received as they did ever so gladly and openly the deadly and debilitating weaponry given to each of them in lieu of their original arms and hands—weapons that they used (and would continue to use, if not for the power blockade) prodigiously and habitually to systematically take human lives, even while being consumed by those very same weapons themselves at the hands of their demon provisioners. That's stupid, right? So, to me, that fact, when coupled with the additional fact that not one potential evictee among them took me up on my free offer to help them keep their homes longer or avoid losing them altogether, tells me that stupid reigns supreme here. In sum, if stupid is as stupid does, then—damn—San Jose is stupid.

Nonetheless, I don't believe in homelessness. Housing is a human right, and failing to provide at least some form of it is an abomination to God. Everybody has a right to a roof over their heads—no exceptions, not even for the really, really stupid. If they didn't, God would have no intention of burning your soul in Hell for an eternity for failing to help those who are homeless [see Matthew 25:44] when you had the capacity to actually help.
NOTE | Dispensing pocket change won't cut it if you have the requisite legal expertise to effectively litigate an unlawful detainer case. Loving God with all your might means using your God-given graces and blessings to their fullest extent.
Hence, a revised tri-fold brochure, which I believe better explains that legal defenses are available to those who haven't really considered just how harsh sidewalks can be during winter's usual 20° to 40° temperatures in San Jose, or what it's like to be considered an infiltrator for having attempted safe sleep in any of the city's mob-entrenched shelters [see AUDIO | Homeless shelter staff fag-bashes via loudspeaker].
NOTE | In December 2008, freezing temperatures killed 138 homeless people in one night in San Jose alone; there were more than enough open shelter beds available. They were killed; no one is so stupid as to refuse to come in from the deadly cold—not even a citizen of San Jose.
It's intended not only to explain to the person facing eviction that there's a way to keep their home no matter what—a fact that the county-funded legal self-help service admits, but doesn't act on—but, is also intended to introduce my help in preparing the legal paperwork necessary to leverage that fact:

When I wrote the first brochure, I leaned a little too much on my vastly known reputation as a get-it-done guy, which may come across in conversation or through my past record of experience and success [see Stay of Eviction; see also Unlawful Detainer Legal Documents Samples], but only to people who take the time to talk to me and review that record:

By contrast, this second brochure provides a lot more detail about the service and legal options. Instead of just saying what I can do, it includes excerpts from tenant-rights legal handbooks that show what can actually be done.

I would still consider my sales approach deficient, though, in the absence of a face-to-face conversation with a prospective beneficiary. The brochure alone falls far short of the confidence-building necessary to encourage a complete stranger to obtain help from a complete stranger. Moreover, the manner of delivery has the potential to be a major handicap, in that it consists of handing these brochures personally to people standing in line with a bunch of other complete strangers to obtain a county service they don't yet know isn't going to provide them substantial help.

In sum, to anyone whose pride or doubt would hinder them from exploring and/or taking advantage of each and every opportunity to keep their homes, I would say, "Suck it up, because you're screwed if you don't."