Ben Hana, the Blanket Man, is dead. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10779014
And whaddya know! Out come all the bleedling heart do-gooders, the politically-correct attention-seekers, national and local body politicians, and the left-wing media. All saying that 'something should have been done to help this poor,homeless victim'.
Interesting, innit! They're all saying how Ben Hana has been failed – failed by everyone else except themselves, of course! They give people like the Blanket Man a benefit and a state house, and are never seen again. But very quick to say that 'government should do something about it!'.
What they ignore – of course – is that Ben Hana made choices. Granted, he had mental health issues, BUT, like many other homeless folk, he chose to live on the streets. He was connected to a central Wellington community of homeless people, and had been offered housing by the council and state on a number of occasions.
And where were members of Ben Hana's iwi during his time of illness and homelessness? No doubt expecting government to help him out.
It's a load of f***ing bollocks, of course.