Do some people like or enjoy being unsanitary when it comes to feces and urine? I'm almost sure that I'm one of the very few people on this planet that has asked this mind boggling question. One has to wonder, though. The minute I tried to clean up my neighborhood, I was greeted with spite, malice, threats and hatred. I did some reading and discovered that Uganda and Nigeria are not all that different than Maricopa, AZ.
Maricopa is well on its' way to becoming a Third World toilet because its' residents (legal and illegal) lack the common decency, initiative and/or motivation to exercise civilized 21st century sanitation practices. Many of Maricopa's residents prefer to leave their excrement on the ground wherever it happens to be convenient. Myself and others are witnessing this first hand. Don't dismiss this problem as myth because you don't like it. That big pile you discover on your front lawn some morning may not have come from a stray dog.
The Toilet Named Nigeria
Is it really only 33 million Nigerians? One is afraid that here’s one occasion when statisticians have pegged the figure too low. Nigeria – as I wrote three years ago – may be described as one vast toilet. Anybody who has traveled from Lagos to Onitsha by road knows that there isn’t one single rest area with toilet facilities along the route. At stops in Ore or Benin City, pressed passengers must hurry off into the brushes, gingerly skating around others’ feces, in order to relieve themselves. http://washafrica.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/the-toilet-named-nigeria/
I'm sure most Maricopans would cringe and scream if I wrote an article titled, "The Toilet Named Maricopa". People would ignore the truth and attack the messenger. I would respond in turn with some comment, like, “The feces hits the rotor.” A special thanks goes out to my geology professor Dr. William R. Brice for the "rotor" expression.
All I'd have to do is substitute Maricopa for Nigeria... “Long habituated to inhuman conditions, many Nigerians have ceased noticing those peeing or defecating in the open. Or, when we notice, too many of us have lost our sense of outrage at the oddity. Public acts of pissing and defecation have become – more or less – normal, part and parcel of our social experience and landscape.” Yes! It's happening!
Uganda, Kamuli District: sanitation campaign succeeds in raising latrine coverage
“Bulungu village in Namwendwa sub-county had no pit-latrine and the residents had turned anthills into latrines,” Mulindwa noted. The district health educator, David Mbadhwe, said the district council passed a resolution under which a punishment of six months jail term was imposed on those who did not have pit-latrines. Mulindwa said they targeted having pit-latrine coverage of 90% by 2010. http://washafrica.wordpress.com/2009/05/26/uganda-kamuli-district-sanitation-campaign-succeeds-in-raising-latrine-coverage/
If a backwards and primitive Third World country like Uganda can clean up and provide adequate sanitation, why is it so unpopular to want to better conditions in the United States? Of course, imposing a six month jail term might have bee the incentive needed to get people to comply. Maybe this is what Maricopa, AZ needs.
During the past week (11/25 – 12/01), members and supporters of the National Socialist Movement collected 671 pounds of trash from the Sonoran Deseret National Monument and from the easement to the east of the F.O.R. Food bank. Imagine if everyone were to get involved and clean up our town. Get off your asses and make Maricopa a better place. (YTD total: 1910 lbs.)
As many of you can imagine, being a public and vocal figure presents risks and hazards. There are always going to be people that hate your guts and will stop at nothing to "poop in your punchbowl". Once again, my home and property were attacked.
From the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. . .
111126100 Criminal Damage DAMAGE PROP (DESCRIBE OFFENSE)
Incident Address : 49000 BLOCK OF W VAL VISTA RD
Time Reported: 10:47
Time Occurred between: 10:45:55 11/26/11 - 10:45:55 11/26/11
Cad Info: RP ADVISES SOMETIME LAST NIGHT OR EARLY THIS MORNING SOMEONE DAMAGED HIS FENCE, IT APPEARS THAT THEY MAY HAVE STOMPED ON THE FENCE TO GET ON THE PROPERTY. HE DID ALREADY CLEAR THE PROPERTY. RP DID NOT SEE ANYONE, NO WEAPONS OR INJURIES. RP WOULD LIKE TO FILE A REPORT.
I didn't have any problems with vandalism or intruders since the Bonefield's from across the street moved out approximately two months ago. Oddly, the morning there was a criminal problem at my home, Cal Bonefield and another subject were observed across the street. It appeared that Bonefield was removing PVC pipe from what I thought was his abandoned or foreclosed home.
I advised the responding deputy that there were issues with the subject across the street and that Bonefield's presence and the criminal damage to my property may or may not have been a coincidence. This was also the first time my home was unattended for 24 hours since the Bonefield's moved out.
“I'm a 9th generation American and patriot (1737). My forefathers served in the Pennsylvania Militia. On June 27, 1781, they were called to perform a tour of duty. I'm still protecting freedom and securing the border, 274 years later.” --Harry L Hughes III