I am a Christian layman, and a private citizen.
My only claim to public fame (outside Sweden) is my writing (not just that link to this blog, but it is part of it) and my musical composition.
I am trying to make a living out of it*, because there is where my talent is, and if you think otherwise, it is your right to say so, but not to force me to live so. While waiting, I beg and I ask particulars for particular assistances. I think that is my right, and that using force to make me use only the foreseen charities and make me look for work or for some doctor's affidavit I were unable to work is socialist and illiberal in two senses: grossly uncharitable, and inimical to liberties, not only mine, but those of other beggars too.
But I will not use false claims to pretend I am an absolute exception to common rules. I think it IS a common rule to honestly seek work (or whatever the deal be with your social assistant) if asking for public money to live from, which is why I do not ask for it. I do not think it is a rule for begging, unless you actually state that you cannot get work, [nor do I think it is a rule for]
or for asking for medical assistance (from Médecins du monde or from Couverture Maladie Universelle, for which residence is but seeking a work is not a condition).
Paris IV, BpI Georges Pompidou
16 sept, Mercredi de QT, 2009
*If you play an instrument, you can help me, simply by playing whatever I composed for your instrument and that you like, anywhere, not just in France. I am too clumsy physically to be a musician myself.
If one composition is marked with label about other copyright possibly relevant, do not try it until you checked with current copyright holder. If it is not, but you think it sounds to close to someone else's composition, write that in a comment and let me know.
"He who is not angry, whereas he has cause to be, sins. For unreasonable patience is the hotbed of many vices, it fosters negligence, and incites not only the wicked but the good to do wrong"--St. John Chrysostom