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Homelessness

All weekend, I binge watched stories of homelessness. Started again today, though I told myself that I had probably saturated my heart with emotions of anger, frustration, helplessness. How do we do this to one another? How do we watch this displacement going on all around us, and do nothing?

People cannot say they are unaware of what is happening. Many complain too much about homeless people cluttering up their streets/beaches/sidewalks/freeway underpasses/freeway overpasses/parks/across the street from City Hall/trains. The one homeless spot that truly impressed me was the one where a woman found her way into the bridge over which the commuter trains pass. It is hollow under the train’s throughway. How she managed to get what looked like a world of belongings into that long, curving hollow space, I’ll never know, but she did it and created a secure space for herself and her dog!

How long is this going to go on? Bloomberg is making advertisers rich while citizens live on the streets. Trump is the generator of poverty for the majority of us. People oughta vote right. The most impoverished support the Failure in Chief.

What a world.

4 thoughts on “Homelessness

    1. I think our government does not care for all of us. It never has. It has come close in a couple of decades, but nothing sustains or maintains. Our culture is changing at a faster and faster pace, technology leading the way. Humans can’t change or adapt as quickly. Our institutions are overwhelmed or defunct. The next generation was yesterday. Welcome back to the Future. Soylent Green is people.

      1. Couldn’t agree less
        Yes indeed our culture is changing faster than ever
        And it is quite unfortunate that our governments are busy with their own corruption
        May god bless us all and help us change this way of living

  1. I think we have been abandoned to our own devices and we are not using them well. Do unto others and all that. Human development always lags tech development. Our tech is changing extremely quickly now. No more generational change unless we shorten the term. It took 400 years to rid the country of overt racial discrimination. Maybe 100 years to move farmers off the land and into factories. Thirty years ago, I got my first computer. Fifteen years, now children don’t know life without electronic gizmos.
    I don’t know your experience, but mine says we are in for an extremely rude awakening from a government that sees half a million people sleeping rough and has no idea of what to do to repair the social contract, currently in tatters.

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