Comment 37879

By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted February 07, 2010 at 00:44:33

Many of the churches are involved in social justice, these places are havens for those who struggle as a place of solace and comfort.

I watched an interesting film today, Poor No More. One of the most interesting thoughts it brought up was that people still remember the great depression, the soup and bread lines. Our parents and grandparents fought hard for changes in our society, the social safety net, so there would be no need for the future generations to suffer like the people did during the 1930s.

But what are we seeing today, soup lines, bread lines, people sleeping in the streets, jobs are gone, what is being replaced for jobs that paid good wages, benefits , for those of the working class are considered precarious work, which keeps people in poverty. The amounts people receive from the social safety net are not sustainable.

We are not moving forward, we are moving backwards. Who is leading this drive, those who are the BUSINESS CLASS, THE ELITES.

And it is this same business class, that pushed for de-regualtion, free trade, which exploits other people across the globe, just so a few can gain greater wealth, while the majority go further down. It is these same elites that push Mother Nature to the brink of destruction and for what, so some person can be a billionaire, to have more money then they know what to do with, while others have basically nothing.

If we do not change this political climate, that allows for those, who are the elite, to continue on their path, well, it is not going to be pretty. Many more will suffer. The business class, the capitalists, did not give the people things such as living wages, benefits, pensions, the people had to fight for them, some people even died. Why is it today, that so many fail to stand up.

Here is the link to the film, it is something that everyone should watch.

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