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An Interesting YouTube Channel about Homeless People in USA

August 16, 2018 5 comments

As many of you know, I have long held the belief that the relatively high levels of homelessness seen in the ‘West’, but especially in USA, tell us a lot about human nature and an almost childish belief in socio-economic systems such as capitalism. The simple fact that a nation state can spend over 700 billion dollars a year on “defense”, somehow have many tens of billions more to spend on absurd security theater such as mass incarceration and then pretend that it has no money for an adequate social safety net, says a lot about it and most of the people who inhabit it.

A small part of me is encouraged to see that white people who once had “normal” livelihoods (and probably sang the praises of capitalism and individualism) are increasingly represented in the chronically homeless and almost homeless. There is something to be said about people finally having to pay the price for believing in ideologies and institutions that were never meant to benefit them. Between this trend and kids of white baby boomers being stuck with horrendous student debt and precarious low-paying jobs, we can see that the proverbial chickens are coming home to roost for all those idiots who once believed that were on the verge of becoming rich.

YouTube Channel: Invisible People.

And here are a couple of clips.

Clip #1

Clip #2

What do you think? Comments?