Sunday, October 12, 2008

Norimitsu Onishi, Doing What He Does Best

Here, he doesn't seem to be hiding an ideological agenda. Note his careful mention of the defiant self-reliance of these down but not quite out men:
He refused to apply for welfare or enter the city-run homeless shelters, where each person receives one piece of hardtack bread a night. He would never, he said, depend on the government.
Mr. Ikeda boasted that he had never taken a handout, stood in a soup line or stayed in a homeless shelter. When there were no jobs, he collected aluminum cans. His “policy” was to rely on no one, he said.

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