The Dums and Thugs have criminalized poverty in various ways.
But the most powerful take-down of the poor is the traditional, rarely questioned assumption, that poverty is the fault of the poor. “They deserve what they get”, so the Dums and Thugs don’t get their faux Christian consciences (benefit of the doubt) rattled. This pervasive assumption allows these bigots to dominate with impunity.
But history documents that poverty is largely a systemic social creation, founded upon an hostile economic/political ideology that guarantees poverty will continually be produced while a few bask in luxury with the government’s blessings.
The oligarchs’ refusal to acknowledge shared responsibility for the sufferings and deaths of millions marks these extremist, ideological zealots as sociopaths, shysters and liars draped in ‘patriotism’, aggression and ignorance.
Let’s decriminalize poverty and criminalize anti democratic, militarized, corporate governments that do not produce full employment, living wages and healthcare for all. How did the few attain the power to label millions as criminals for being unable to find work?