Joel John Roberts
Posts by Joel John Roberts
We have billionaires and millionaires in our country. Who cares that one-fifth of our children are floundering in poverty? Who needs to know that most cities in America have people living on their streets?
If you are lucky enough to have a home, you don’t want a criminal lurking in your neighborhood. And if you’re unlucky enough to be homeless, you don’t want a criminal sleeping next to you in a homeless shelter.
Build a bridge over a road just so his snooty residents don’t have to walk past impoverished people on the streets? Are L.A.’s streets really so bad that developers need to bypass them completely?
These broken women on our streets are signs of our broken society. Retiring to our streets should not be allowed.
To me, a just society is one that provides housing for everyone, even those whose mental health issues prevent them from acknowledging that they need help
So, what will happen? Will the great income divide split this nation to the point of revolution? Or will common-sense leaders prevail, as they work toward reducing the income gap?
If we want to alter our society’s perception of struggling veterans—especially those who struggle on our streets—maybe we should change the definition of PTSD.
Today’s Good Samaritans should operate less as “homeless enablers,” and more as “homeless housers.”
I remember my first encounter with extreme poverty.
It just doesn’t make sense to be “working poor.” To put it simply: if you are working 30 hours per week, you should earn enough to be able to support your family.