"Hutterite"Not socialism, but definitely helping our fellowman.
Growing up poor, I spent many hours in laundromats with my mom. Even in those
days it was expensive (relatively) for a family. I think this is one of those
things the Jesus might say was appropriate. Logistically I don't know how
it works but I hope we can make some effort to start something like this.
Nothing in Utah. Anyone else want to help me start one? I once had the
privilege of helping a homeless man get into a permanent housing situation, and
found the effort very satisfying. One of the things that he struggled with was
keeping clean. This seems like a way to similarly help some people in need.
It's socialism. Give them laundry, and the next thing you know, we've
run out of excuses why they shouldn't have a respectable minimum wage. Or
health care. It's a slippery slope, I tell you.
Our society has a lot of hidden costs that we take for granted. Maybe like
internet, transportation, education, marriage/relationships, tolerance and
acceptance, food and shelter, laundry should be redefined as a basic human
rights, if you want to be a part of our society...