These are tragic times we live in. Individuals are battling not on the grounds that they are languid, but do to the fact that brokers and big business interests have carried the economy to the verge of fall, convinced the legislature to safeguard them out, given themselves billions of dollars in rewards, and stolen the homes of millions of Americans who no longer can make a living due to these same acts by corporations. Presently, to add affront to harm, dislodged homeless individuals seem to be designated as street hoodlums.
Being unfortunate has formally turned into otherwise law abiding persons into criminals. Provided that you are genuinely living in the streets, you would do well to not be discovered sitting, resting, wanting cash, or indeed, dallying. As unreal as it might sound, you could wind up in county jail.
In numerous U.S. urban communities business owners and associations have taken up the pitch fork to the homeless, urging police to issue more citations and arrests for supposed egregious wrongdoings like sleeping on the street, standing around aimlessly, asking for assistance with spare change, and urinating in public areas.
I find it bizarre that the wealthiest nation on the planet treats some of our citizens this way. Our ethical compass is formally broken. We have our fabric as a society destroyed. The Boston Globe indicates that the Iraq war has fetched the U.S. nearly $800 billion, not including payouts to veterans. On the other hand what about all the aid given to other countries? Consistent with the Christian Science Monitor, since 1975 the U.S. has sent what added up to over $50 billion to Egypt alone. In the interim, individuals go without proper living conditions here at home. I’m not against sending support abroad, however what should be done with hard up Americans? Does anybody think about that?
It’s a disaster when homeless individuals have no spot to go, and are hassled by neighborhood government and the police for attempting to find drinking water and a clean bathroom. We have starving individuals here people! Neighborhood soup kitchens are closing down everyday because they can’t even get funding for bowls of soup. Nowadays its not unheard of for the average Joe to be employed by two or three businesses and still unable afford the expense of owning a home and buying food for their families. Various urban areas have even passed mandates precluding the act of giving change to panhandlers on public roads and in commercial areas.
Inquiries emerge about the country’s rationality. Do people who pass these laws feel disgrace? Do they feel guilty at all? What’s the next logical step in this downtrend in compassion? Will we imprison the unfortunate in workhouses like the middle ages?
I suppose we are seeing the drastic effects of uncontrolled free enterprise. No kid in America should live without knowing where their next meal will come from, working folks should have the opportunity to provide for their families, and seniors ought to have the right to obtain medicine and suitable living conditions. Any nation that loses sympathy for its unfortunate population is approaching an otherworldly meltdown.
As per a study by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, America’s “meanest” urban areas incorporate San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Antonio. The study additionally discovered that the amount of statutes against street people is on the ascent, incorporating ticketing and sometimes arrests for silly infractions like jaywalking, littering or displaying an open container of alcohol.
The incompetent governments are reducing funding for programs that assist the unfortunate, causing the shutdown of shelters, and making it a wrongdoing to be homeless. It seems that they believe ignoring the problem will make it go away.
The outcome is an amazing level of imprisonment, the most noteworthy on the planet. Today the same number of Americans (3.2 million) are in jail as living out on the streets. Ask yourself this: If we can’t come up with a way to help the unfortunate, how is it we can prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place?
We ought to be embarrassed for attempting to stop homelessness by criminalizing it. Each city in the U.S. ought to set aside space for the penniless. Also the national government might as well offer assistance. Why? In light of the fact that its the correct thing to do, it doesn’t make since to let families go without necessities just so that the government can buy arms and fight wars.
How about we begin dealing with our own particular individuals in the first place, then after that we can consider the welfare of different nations.
There is no intelligent excuse for why that anybody may as well go without sustenance and sanctuary in the 21st century. The basic fact that many do shows that we have our nation’s priorities way out of whack.
I’m utterly gobsmacked that Americans have come to be so narrow minded as a people that we need to imagine our homeless population don’t exist by clearing them under the floor covering and sending them somewhere else. In my heart, I know that we are all better than that.