There is a destructive and pervasive myth that the poor are lazy and that most of the homeless live on the streets by choice. The reality is that on any given night in the US, nearly 700,000 Americans are homeless. !3% are veterans, 22% are children and 42% are homeless, many of them mentally ill. Until Americans are willing ot face these facts, the situation is likely to continue to worsen. The once-vibrant US economy appears to be broken beyond repair, continuing to suffer the devastation caused by the unrestrained greed of banksters that resulted in the crash of 2008.
Dealing with homelessness is just one aspect of dealing with the economic injustice that has nearly brought the US to its knees, with tens of millions suffering for the actions of a small number of the wealthy elite. There will be no justice for any of us until there is justice for all.
On Friday, November 22 Taking Back America will host Allie Valkyrie, who is leading a movement to address homelessness in Eugene, Oregon in a campaign that is gaining national attention.? Please join us then.
This show will be rebroadcast on Saturday, November 23 at 9 AM PST/ 12 PM EST on the Star Com Radio network.
Take Back America for the People is an educational nonprofit whose mission is to educate the American public on true costs of corporate control of the US government.
Know the truth and the truth will set us free.