And Then They Came For Me…

While panhandlers and “transients” rapidly become a more common site on our streets, many municipalities nationwide are vying to criminalize homelessness altogether. They forget that while today its “them” tomorrow it could be us. 70% of Americans are just one paycheck away from becoming homeless. 20% of American children live in poverty. And 1 out of every 6 Americans now depends on anti-poverty programs like SNAP. There are now more than half-a-million homeless Americans wandering our streets everyday. But wealthy business owners continue to propose punishments for being poor in a system with ever-fewer income opportunities. How long do we need to travel down this road before we see where it leads? With human labor becoming increasingly obsolete, it is only a matter of time before the rest of us find ourselves unemployed and in-turn homeless. Our system has deteriorated into a ruthless game of musical chairs, lending itself to the mentalities upon which concentration-camps are born.

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