[Statesman Journal] The underpass tells the story of homelessness in Salem. Waste thrown away by humans and waste excreted by humans line the passageways that supposedly are for use by pedestrians and bicyclists along Portland Road NE.
The railroad underpass in the 2800 block is an indictment: of the homeless who use it as a toilet but, more to the point, of a community that has refused to make homelessness a priority.
Homeless people doing it huge! I know I’ve said before that I don’t really have a problem with bike lanes, as long as bicyclists actually stick to them (which they never do, so the point is moot). But that said I have to applaud the homeless population of Salem, Oregon.
Because homeless people aren’t stupid. They may not be able to hold down a job or put a roof over their heads, but know what’s up. Oregon is one of the most disgustingly hippie liberal states in the union. All that talk about welfare and feeding the homeless and helping the needy. And what has that gotten the actual homeless people there? Absolutely fucking nothing. They still have nowhere to go (pun intended).
So do I begrudge the homeless guys striking back against the yuppie, bike riding assbags that have promised them so much but failed to deliver? Not one bit. You know none of these spandex freaks would give so much as the cost of a trip to Starbucks to help the homeless. Fail to deliver on enough promises and eventually someone is going to shit all over you. Just a little bit of free life advice courtesy of your friend Falco.Follow @footstepsfaIco