Oh despair!

When (if) you read you daily newspaper, watch or listen to the news today (or any other day) spare a thought for those rarely mentioned among the lies and fantasies that are portrayed. What you are presented with, seldom relates to reality in the world. The reality for growing numbers of people is despair, whether from the many conflicts around the world or simply trying to survive.

This next article reflects the reality for those whom the system has failed and punishes accordingly.

A Tale of Two Americas: Where the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Go to Jail by John W. Whitehead
“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” ― Nelson Mandela
This is the tale of two Americas, where the rich get richer and the poor go to jail.

Not only are the victims targeted merely because they are victims but those who try to help those in need are also subject to the law of plunder.

City Tells Man To Stop Sheltering The Homeless from the Cold or They’ll Take His House by Matt Agorist
Chicago, IL — In the land of the free, if you try to help someone from freezing to death in subzero temperatures, you can and will be arrested and have your house stolen from you by state agents. A good Samaritan in Chicago is learning the hard way about the police state who is now forcing him to stop helping homeless people—or they will condemn his home and charge him.

This reality is not confined to the US but has spread, like a cancer, to the UK and beyond.

Paramilitary eviction squads, High Court injunctions, deportations, torched dwellings  – these are the legacy of the 2012 anti-squatting laws, writes TONY GOSLING, reporting from Bristol

We may think, as we sup our morning barista made coffee and tuck into our accompanying doughnut or danish pastry, that this reality has little to do with us but, as the Precariat grows, we are all at risk of being victims of the system. If we don't care for those around us, the system wins and our fate will be sealed.

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