Growing Homeless Problem?
Do you see anything wrong with this picture?
Upon first glance, this looks like an ordinary photo of a quaint Hoboken street, right?
You think there’s a growing homeless problem in Hoboken?
A few weeks ago, we sarcastically said “Nah, there’s no homeless issue in Hoboken” as we photographically documented the heaps and splatters of human excrement all over chairs and benches at Stevens Park.
For those challenged with their vision, you can see there is a homeless person (who was SOUND asleep) on this person’s stoop.
Will there ever be a solution to homelessness?
We didn’t want to wake the guy, as it was not our property, nor was he bothering us. However, imagine how this homeowner or tenant must have felt if they had to arrive (or leave) home and have to tell this “occupy front stoop” (OFS) member that it was not appropriate to take a break there.
The homeless in this country is a troubling topic all around, as there are a multitude of reasons why this tragedy exists. And I’m sure you all know what the top suspicions are: Drugs, lack of opportunity, lack of community, technology, mindless entertainment, the medical industry, outsourcing of jobs to China, the abandonment of the Gold Standard, the “1%,” and so on.
But what is it really? I mean “homelessness” is not brand new – as vagrants have existed in the past – but never to such a degree. Back when all we had were small villages and limited modern luxuries (such as 24 hour convenience stores, fiat money system, government welfare, transportation, internet) I bet there were NO homeless on planet earth. We all worked together, knew the land, and survived (quite well in fact – no tooth decay or diabetes that’s for sure).
Just another example of how messing with the natural order of things creates an extremely unfortunate disparity in the populace.