Rag and Bone Men - Gypsies, Travellers & the Right to Roam
July 5, 2008 10:21pm CST
I felt quite pleased to have taken the photo that accompanies this discusson. A few years ago you would have seen 'Gypsies' regularly collecting scrap from my local neighbourhood.(Google U.K or wikipedia for gyspy info) for I wish I had a voice recording of their holler - Aannnyyyole Rag 'n' bo -o-o-o-ne. In the U.K there has been some sort of attempt to malign people who choose to live thier live as travellers insomuch they no longer travel, they choose to live in caravans/trailers in deignate sites, usually near to awful places like Industrial estates and Motorways. A lot of people in my country hate people who live like this, refer them to in a derogtary way and I would like to know a question on what people think about this situation? Should people be allowed to live like Nomads'?
• United States
6 Jul 08
Anyone who wants to live in any way should not be bothered by others. Of course, if they're trespassing, they will have to leave, but to keep moving? What's the problem? Who has the right to decide how anyone else lives?