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The Forgotton, Lost and Neglected
4/22/2009 7:53:30 AM
This book series is not about to neglect our most vulnerable. Their voice must be heard.
I invite my friends on the street to share their stories and have their voices heard. I am in the process of gathering information from various community leaders and organizations.

I am working both sides of the coin trying to balance equal playtime and reduce bias. It is easy to get caught up in the game. Everyone has something to say and is not always non-biased. Remarks and quotes in many cases are very one sided and egotistical.

Mental illness, addiction and homelessness are serious topics. Since this situation is so critical, there is no way to accurately desribe the truth without including the darker side of the story. These conditions are not positive, glamorous or rosy.

If the kettle is black, I will call it black. There is nothing positive about these conditions and I won't paint a rose on the canvass without its thorns.

The people deserve the truth and face reality for what it really is. Sugarcoating the situation only masks the truth and downplays the reality of a serious situation.

By allowing our most vulnerable to speak out is one of the most accurate gauges of the situation on the streets. Who would know better than anyone else than those who are directly affected. This is where you will find the real truth.

My friends on the street have been silenced, neglected and ignored. Their voices and opinions have been censored and edited to protect society from the harsh reality on the streets.

This book series is making sure that their voice is heard and earmarked as a reality check for mainstream society. People only want to hear positive comments and remarks even if it is not totally accurate. They only want to hear waterd down versions as to not offend or hurt feelings among the public.

This makes me ask the question, "What about the feelings of our street people?" That has never been a concern for society. What are we so afraid of that we shy away from the truth?

This book series tells it like it is. No one has ever provided a level playing field so that everyone has the opprotunity to be heard regardless of what is being said. My friends on the street deserve this opprotunity to be heard.

I invite everyone to share their story with me and have it relayed to a wider audience where their voice will have the most impact. This may be the wake-up-call that the City of Victoria desperately needs.

The opinions and messages have always been one-sided. I will not let this happen this time. The voices of the street will take centre stage in the book, 'City of Gardens: The Invisible Society'.


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More Blogs by Patrick Joesph Schnerch
• Book Rights for Sale - Wednesday, October 27, 2010
• Book Review / The Peaceful Warrior - Wednesday, September 22, 2010
• Book review / City of Gardens: The Other Side of the Fence - Tuesday, September 21, 2010
• Now you know - Sunday, September 19, 2010
• Facts that contribute to social degeneration - Monday, September 06, 2010
• Not enough - Monday, September 06, 2010
• Book Network - Saturday, September 04, 2010
• The Other Side of the Fence - Tuesday, December 22, 2009
• City of Gardens: Book review - Thursday, November 19, 2009
• City of Gardens: Victoria's Dirty Little Secret - Wednesday, November 18, 2009
• Link Exchange - Wednesday, November 04, 2009
• The Invisible Society / Edit - Sunday, October 25, 2009
• The Invisible Society / Excerpt - Tuesday, October 06, 2009
• The Invisible Society / October 19, 2009 - Monday, September 28, 2009
• New book / AWSOME!!! - Sunday, September 13, 2009
• Life is Good! - Tuesday, September 01, 2009
• Forum and Chat - Monday, August 24, 2009
• I Double Dog Gone Dare You to Read This! - Friday, August 21, 2009
• The Motive Behind West Coast Literary Productions - Wednesday, July 22, 2009
• Bipolar Babe / Inspiration - Monday, July 20, 2009
• Andrea Paquette / Bipolar Babe - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• The Invisible Society Interviews - Saturday, July 11, 2009
• Bipolar Babe - Saturday, July 04, 2009
• Marketing "The City of Gardens Collection" - Saturday, June 27, 2009
• Field Work / Research / Victoria, BC - Wednesday, June 24, 2009
• The City of Gardens Collection is Making its Mark - Friday, June 12, 2009
• Business is business... - Thursday, June 11, 2009
• Mental illness / Addiction/ Homelessness/ Victoria BC - Tuesday, June 02, 2009
• Book Series Going Political - Monday, June 01, 2009
• Book Research / The Invisible Society - Friday, May 29, 2009
• Book Research - Friday, May 22, 2009
• Mental illness, addiction and homelessness (Victoria, BC) - Friday, May 15, 2009
• Social Deterioration - Monday, May 11, 2009
• Show Time - Thursday, April 30, 2009
•  The Forgotton, Lost and Neglected - Wednesday, April 22, 2009  
• Faith In Action - Tuesday, April 21, 2009
• 2009 - 2014 - Sunday, April 19, 2009
• Marketing City of Gardens - Thursday, April 16, 2009
• Freedom Fighters Inc. - Monday, April 06, 2009
• Let There be Light / City of Gardens - Saturday, April 04, 2009
• Allbooks Review City of Gardens - Saturday, April 04, 2009
• Human Nature - Thursday, March 26, 2009
• The City of Gardens Collection / Publicity Campaign - Monday, March 23, 2009
• Breaking the Silence - Saturday, March 21, 2009
• The Invisible Society - Victoria, BC - Monday, March 16, 2009
• City of Gardens: The Invisible Society - Wednesday, March 11, 2009
• Book Review / Melissa Levine - Saturday, March 07, 2009
• Phase II / Publicity Campain - Friday, March 06, 2009
• Book Relase Up-date - Monday, March 02, 2009
• I Believe in Love! - Thursday, February 26, 2009
• Special Request for Book From Mayor's Office - Thursday, February 26, 2009
• Book Release / VHES Fundraiser - Wednesday, February 25, 2009
• The Key to Success! - Tuesday, February 17, 2009
• City of Gardens Sparking Interest From the Media - Monday, February 16, 2009
• Victoria Human Exchange Society (VHES) - Wednesday, February 11, 2009
• Schnerch / March 1st, 2009 - Friday, February 06, 2009
• City of Gardens on the Fast Track - Saturday, January 31, 2009
• City of Gardens is Generating a Lot of Interest in Greater Victoria. - Tuesday, January 27, 2009
• All or Nothing! - Thursday, January 15, 2009
• City of Gardens / VHES / The Facts - Sunday, January 11, 2009
• January / February 500 Book Drive - Friday, January 02, 2009
• Mental illness, Addiction and Homelessness. - Monday, December 29, 2008
• Communtity Support / Local and Beyond - Tuesday, December 23, 2008
• B-POTSC 2009-2014 - Thursday, December 18, 2008
• Welcome Readers and Authors - Wednesday, December 17, 2008
• Book Series Designed for Charity - Tuesday, December 16, 2008


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