I Frog, King of Hobos 97, am a hobo/tramp--not a bum. Yes, I do as I do to survive, but not by means of a luxurious income and/or education. I'm proud of what I do without disgracing the hobo community as they choose to know themselves. It has often been told to me by people (who are wannabe influentials) that I am a disgrace in my means of survival, because I associate with folks who are different and who are not mainstream hoboes (and who are looked upon as total disgraces by mainstream society). I have been called an FTRA member by these "influentials" but I have never (and will never) claim to be, though many are dear friends!
We must each look in our back yards and look for our own bad apples before we begin judging others!
I will never be political in the plight of those wishing to continue to dictate what is and is NOT a hobo."