In Philadelphia, in the late 1970s, this group formed about 40 members who built a hold in a house that may have been owned by the leader, John Africa. He was able to recruit other people through a college professor who taught classes on the MOVE beliefs. Students became inspired by the class teachings and joined the movement. It turned into a cult.
What other kinds of small-time cults can birth an existence through a college course? The college really is a place that people go to become indoctrinated. But the homeless usually don’t attend college and become different people. Some do, most don’t. The homeless are taught not to trust the system, any system, it’s all a conspiracy. People get along on short-term agreements instead. Very short term agreements that need to be renewed daily, usually when they wake up every morning.
If you give a group of homeless people a section of the city they will take it, no matter where it is. Anything helps, right? Some cities don’t mind giving away unsightly portions of their property. But ideally, it’s best to have every inch of their property contributing to their financial gain if possible.
I listened to the city council in Coquille, Oregon talk about how they are willing to give away the old PDA property. But they obviously never gave it away to any homeless groups. The city wants to see positive development, which usually means money coming from a source that will buy the city a prosperity for the future. The homeless are a tax on prosperity. Rich people want to hide and eliminate taxes. They hire accountants to manipulate the numbers on the tax sheets and cops to manipulate the faces of homeless people.