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really hate the logic of giving homeless people food bc they might use the money for something else. literally u would never give someone money as a gift and then tell them what to do with it, so why do it to a homeless person?

The logic is the assumption that homeless people are lesser beings that are only homeless BECAUSE of their own actions, and therefore they wouldn’t be able to resist making yet another bad choice. That, of course, is not logic. It’s prejudice in the worst way.

I gave a guy the exact price of a k cider the other day coz he said he wants a k cider. I hate the idea that homeless people shouldn’t be allowed to drink booze.

The logic is basically that if they are an addict spending hundreds of pounds a day on heroin then if u give em money it will just go to their exploitative dealer n ur just enabling that rather than actually helping the person

I.e if u have the persons best interests at heart giving them money to fund the habit doesn't really help them. But this is also a convenient position to take if u don't want to hand over any money to these ppl

They're probably the same kind of people who'd never give someone money as a gift, gift cards at best, because they'd say that they don't want it going toward bills 'n such, but instead toward "something nice".

It's because they don't want to give money to someone who hasn't earned it in their eyes. The whole "they'll just use it on drugs" argument is just an excuse that lets them convince themselves that they're actually helping by saving the person from falling prey to their addiction