OK folks... here's the thing: I need some help. (Financial help, most likely.)
by Stefan Reich, Nov 3rd 2012
OK, folks... now that you know my project (and I do love to work on it), I'll tell you something personal... and important. I can't hold out any longer without a bit of essential support from civilisation.
For at least one year now, I have been living
- without an apartment
- almost without money (just barely enough for food)
- totally without medical care (just can't afford it)
- and with few friends.
On top of that, I am fighting a lot of bad people - last but not least my own mother. She is against me, no matter what I do. She is actually a real devil.
Where I live? In a little construction trailer - which is located ON AN ILLEGAL SPOT (probably illegal anyway) in the woods. To top it off, it's in a very unpleasant neighborhood.
Yes, I have to live ILLEGALLY here in Germany (because I'm poor). That's how wrong this country is.
Why am I poor? Because I can't sell myself anymore - I just can't. It's physically impossible for me to do that as I am a free person. I HAVE to do my own thing (Lua OS and social revolution) - and that's good. Yet this society is so wrong that it punishes freedom - instead of honoring it.
That is all extremely tiring. I just need some relief, and quickly. I tell it to you as it is.
Shortly put: I need some money. Not infinitely much, but enough to change my setting.
Someone in the IT scene should step up, please, because I really need that at this point. Call it an investment, call it a donation, call it charity. I don't care about, I just know I need some help... :)
There are a few sensible options:
- I buy a cheap car to sleep in. That would be LEGAL, and I can MOVE it which is important to me.
- Find an apartment. Very nice idea. However, Hamburg has an incredible problem, apartments are extremely hard to find (or extremely expensive).
- Sleep in a hotel for a month. Really. That would make a REAL difference to my feeling. It's legal, I would have electricity there (SO I CAN WORK ON THE PROJECT!), and I could plan the next steps.
- Any other idea you might have?
So... Well, that is it. I need relief. And in capitalism, even a bit of relief costs money.
We need to do something for the next two months or so - after that, I believe there will be major upheaval anyway. But it's not there yet, so...
I just hope somebody - don't know who yet - will step up. I mean, the IT scene is definitely not a poor society - I used to be rich through IT too - so is it really fair that I don't even have a legal place to sleep in, just because I can't sell myself anymore? Something should be done. Really. Sorry for pushing the point, but I have to express this lest I go insane.
OK. That's it for now. I hope someone listens. I am very near the end of my powers here...
Tell me what you think about this issue.
Edit: I might put up a picture of the trailer... just so you get some idea. Would that help you make up your mind? Heh. Phew. I really do need some support. Did I say that?
People asked me to put my PayPal account online... makes sense, right :) Here goes: firstname.lastname@example.org