Skip to comments.Crime and Poverty: An American Tragedy in 13 Parts
Posted on 05/16/2010 7:42:53 AM PDT by wizkid
At the beginning of the decade, a plague of chaos erupted in working class neighborhoods across America. In once relatively peaceful areas, epidemics of murder, rape and robbery broke out. Police faced a grim situation. The mayhem once contained to isolated sections of the city had jumped the breaks. A firestorm had erupted destroying neighborhoods and ripping apart families.
Horrifying though it may be, crime is mundane in one respect: It tends to occur in predictable patterns. These patterns signify that the thin veneer of civilization is holding. Without the thin veneer of civilization, man would tear himself to shreds.
Imagine if that veneer was stripped and chaos was unleashed in neighborhoods the United States. This is the story of how a Federally subsidized social experiment played out on a grand scale is cracking the veneer in communities across this land.
This story is about as explosive as it gets. Please take a deep breath before and after reading.
I had originally posted it last week but quickly yanked it to tone it down. The story is provocative enough with any need for exclamation points.
This is NOT an attempt to blame the poor who are often the members of minority groups but to question some government programs that purport to help them and society.
It should be noted that the victims, the residents of working class neighborhoods, that are being torn apart in the chaos are also primarily from minority groups.
There is no real poverty in the USA. Even the homeless in the USA live better than 99% of human beings have lived throughout 5000 years of civilization.
It is, rather, a poverty of the spirit.
Yes, where else could one of the major problems of the poor be defined as morbid obesity.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.