A few days ago, many of us followed the sad story of Ramona Vassallo, a homeless woman who has spent the past two years sleeping outside. Throughout these years, she was verbally assaulted, spat at, and beaten up, and when she “found an abandoned building where she could ‘hide at night’, she was evicted and fined €4,000—a sum that could throw her back into prison if she is unable to pay.”

So much for the ‘kuxjenza soċjali’ of the Labour government. But who cares? Dr. Joseph Muscat said that the government will not stop progress.

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office” [Aesop].

The Times of Malta wrote that “Several people who, like Ramona, are homeless, cannot apply for facilities such as an Identity Card, a bus card, a bank account, a mortgage, social benefits, or housing because to do so one needs a permanent address.” Nope. Hear the double speak, dear readers. If we had to translate this, this means that unless you ‘own’ property and you are, in one way or another, contributing to the slavery system of bank interests, income tax and the like, then you cannot justify your existence, so you are not even a number to the government. Remember also, that according to the United Nations and the government, if you’re a good consumer-producer, then you are a good citizen. If you are homeless you are not. You are just a useless eater.

That is how communism works, dear readers. That is how the Fabian Socialists treat you, who truly, are Marxist Communists. As the Fabian Socialist George Bernard Shaw stated: “If you can’t justify your existence; if you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat; if you are not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then clearly we cannot use the big organization of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us, and it can’t be of very much use to yourself.”

So much for the ‘kuxjenza soċjali’ of the Labour government. But who cares? Dr. Joseph Muscat said that the government will not stop progress.

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office” [Aesop].

Times of Malta added that “if they manage to find a place in a temporary shelter, they could end up roofless once they turn 60, because technically, they should then be able to be housed in a home for the elderly”. Communism first lets you turn into a walking corpse, but if you manage to somehow survive, it discards you in an elderly home, where many elderly are being left to rot because they are a burden to society. The same thing applies for the United Nations and the government, dear readers, when it comes to the elderly. After you retire, you’re not so good of a producer anymore. You are just a consumer and perhaps a useless eater. And if you happened to be homeless too, then double tough luck for you!

A YMCA spokesperson said that the list for such homes are long, while in the meantime, they have to sleep outdoors. Newsbook reported that the number of social cases doubled between 2012 and 2022 while in the first six months of 2023 there were 667 homeless people.

So much for the ‘kuxjenza soċjali’ of the Labour government. But who cares? Dr. Joseph Muscat said that the government will not stop progress.

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office” [Aesop].

There are two more things that struck me in the story of Ramona. The first is that she was unable to find a shelter that would also accept her dog Bucky, the dog who has helped Ramona heal. This is the power of having a pet in your life. But what a shame it is that this country, where progress cannot be stopped, is so emotionally and spiritually regressed in an unstoppable progress, so much so, that shelters do not accept dogs yet. There should be specific shelters for homeless pet owners. When I visited London back in 2016 and went to Camden Town for a day, I gave some money to a young, homeless man who had a dog by his side. Among other things as he recounted his life, he told me that in the evening he goes back to the shelter with his dog.

The second thing that struck me is that Ramona recently addressed a conference about social justice in parliament. Is it possible that not even one MP got touched by her plea and helped her? Is there any one MP who has a heart or are they all disconnected from anything that should be human?

But please note, that the politicians do not measure everyone by the same stick. They choose those they want to help, especially when they are related to the agendas that they must bring forth while they bow down to the EU and the UN. In such cases, the government breaks its back to see to it. So, Social Policy Minister Michael Falzon together with FSWS and MGRM have come together for a new shelter called Dar Qawsalla, or Rainbow Home, like the Rainbow Flag of the LGBTIQA+ community, which will be opened by the end of next month, for “LGBTIQ people who are forced out of their homes and asylum seekers who suffer discrimination in open centres based on their gender or sexual orientation.”

In addition, back in 2020, we read that homeless migrants who were evicted from the Ħal Far open centre were given beds in a tented structure which was set up in football pitch by the government’s agency AWAS.

Do you see how it works? If you are an illegal immigrant, you get free healthcare, free accommodation in the Ħal Far open centre and if you happen to get evicted, the government will set up a temporary residence for you. It does not matter if they do not have property. Then somehow they manage to get a job, be also able to open a shop, and even rent. If you happen to suffer gender discrimination, you can go to Dar Qawsalla.

But if you happen to be someone like Ramona Vassallo, for some mysterious reasons, you are not helped at all. I was happy to read later that she received overwhelming support and that she, together with her dog, are no longer roofless. Do stories like these need to go to the media to get support? Everybody knows about the YMCA so why don’t all those who can help, just drop at YMCA? Let me be clear – in no way do I want to put the message across that you give everything to those people while they wait under a tree for the fruit to fall. But since they do not have anything, not even that first step they need so that they can start, then we should facilitate it for them. It is like you have a car which works fine but all it needs is a wash, some new upholstery and spray and some fuel. Then the car can start running and go from one place to the next and give you a service.

In Malta I often visit Dar Papa Franġisku, another homeless shelter, in Santa Venera and drop food items. And I help in other ways too.

Ramona’s story made me so sad, because the few times I travelled, I also gave some food to homeless people, despite friends telling me I should walk past because according to them, ‘it is their fault.’ It did not take me much. I used to buy some ready-made sandwiches, put them in my haversack and give a sandwich to each homeless person I met along the streets. How humanity can strip itself from compassion is beyond me. If we do not look at each others’ eyes and see a human, while we shower each other with love and compassion, then what is left of us? I do not care what led them to be homeless. We all do mistakes. And to Ramona, I add all those who end up living in garages, who cannot make ends meet, who struggle on a daily basis and all those who are being thrown on the wayside by corrupt progress, which will not be stopped.

So much for the ‘kuxjenza soċjali’ of the Labour government. But who cares? Dr. Joseph Muscat said that the government will not stop progress.

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office” [Aesop].

And yet we have a government who is not defending Malta’s borders, but who is using deadly force against a faction of its own citizens to collect taxes and enforce its unconstitutional laws, while remaining silent to all the Maltese people living in poverty.

This means that traitors have taken control of your government.

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