I have a BIG problem with the word POVERTY in this country.
People in poverty have been IMPOVERISHED by a predatory, extractive, manipulative system that uses the name “capitalism” but the legacy of slavery and dehumanization have corroded the dominant system beyond recognition of any integrity attributed by Adam Smith.
Generations of this say-no-more-wink-wink denial of inequity BUILT INTO THE SYSTEM has resulted in monopolization, impoverishment, gross stupidity, sociopathic “policies”.
NOTE: The ONLY times the dominant system has done enough healthy governance is when it is TIGHTLY REGULATED.
The legacy of European royalty and papal bull grants that claimed any not adhering to its brand of Christianity was not human. Sound familiar?
To many it doesn’t “sound” familiar because, because you are never taught this dimension of US history except by those who have been subjected to it. Remember “first they came for the…” ?
Welcome to the pit. Now can someone break through to Trump’s base and let them know that the destruction the abusive system they want to see is not something they will be able to handle.
The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865. The amendment was ratified by the required number of states on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed its adoption. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War.
Can you say private prison industry!!!