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Reader: People living off the grid are worthless, parasitic, freeloading street derelicts

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To accompany his feature about surviving off the grid, Josiah Hesse assembled a list of six essential resources for living the life in Denver.

But one reader didn't celebrate this information, or the people to whom it might appeal. Far from it.

fishingblues writes:

The article's title should have been: "How to become a worthless, parasitic, freeloading street derelict." Way to go WW. Let's encourage more bums that leech off of the established system while offering nothing in return. In addition to living and eating out of garbage cans, they don't bother with hygiene (Did you ever smell one?), shit on the street, throw trash everywhere and have nothing but disdain for any laws that hold together a civilized society.

Yeah, let's glamorize the lifestyle. That shows a lot of class.

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Daniel Donaven
Daniel Donaven

They should have called this letter "How to piss of a bunch of people you don't know"

Samuel Walter
Samuel Walter

Absolutely not. And I'd venture to say that these are the people we'll turn to when the shit hits the fan and some national disaster sends us into mass panic. Don't judge others for how they choose to live. This is America, and we ALL have a right to pursue our own version of happiness.

Schittphaiç Magü
Schittphaiç Magü

One opinion would be the person that posted above comment is a worthless, parasitic, freeloading street derelict.

Donaven
Donaven

I know some of the people in that article and they smell just fine!

Janet Sturm
Janet Sturm

This person with these narrow opinions clearly didn't read the article.

Jim Dissett
Jim Dissett

Free services provided with donated goods through a community of volunteers? What's to complain about? Ebenezer needs to simmer down.

Chelsea West
Chelsea West

What really show's a lot of class is this person's attitude issue. For some reason this really bothers me. What is the point of his/her point? You must live like I do. You must be a pog of society. You must be a pawn in the game. You must live like I do. You must be a pog of society. You must be a pawn in the game. Otherwise you're worthless. Worth is not based, in my opinion, upon one's contribution to a materially corrupted capitalist society. Worth is inherent at birth. So I speculate, would this person also find homeless people worthless? Would this person find people in other countries who do not par to our "standard of living" in America worthless? What exactly must one do to have worth in this person's eyes? Excuse me, sir/madame, I think your vision is a little skewed. You might have forgotten what it means to be a human, and not a robotic arm flushing society going down the loo.

Chelsea West
Chelsea West

Wow, what a way to really bang into our heads the propaganda that we "need" this "society". Yeah right. Keep your ego problems.

Karye Ann
Karye Ann

Yowza. The person leaving the comment has serious issues, if that's what they took from those articles. Why even give them a platform like this?

Rick Benitez
Rick Benitez

One opinion would be people that wrote this article are worthless, parasitic , freeloading street derelicts : )

EJ Benko
EJ Benko

Not unlike the politicians we elect

Blayne McMillan
Blayne McMillan

They are by no means worthless, even if society views them that way.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@stevebeast                                   I'd work on that stutter, steve.

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