“White Privilege” on Display as Tent Cities Full Of Homeless People Are Booming In Cities All Over America As Poverty Spikes!

Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog…

Just like during the last economic crisis, homeless encampments are popping up all over the nation as poverty grows at a very alarming rate. According to the Department of Housing and Urban

Development, more than half a million people are homeless in America right now, but that figure is increasing by the day. And it isn’t just adults that we are talking about. It has been reported that that the number of homeless children in this country has risen by 60 percent since the last recession, and Poverty USA says that a total of 1.6 million children slept either in a homeless shelter or in some other form of emergency housing at some point last year. Yes, the stock market may have been experiencing a temporary boom for the last couple of years, but for those on the low end of the economic scale things have just continued to deteriorate.

Tonight, countless numbers of homeless people will try to make it through another chilly night in large tent cities that have been established in the heart of major cities such as Seattle, Washington, D.C. and St. Louis. Homelessness has gotten so bad in California that the L.A. City Council has formally asked Governor Jerry Brown to officially declare a state of emergency. And in Portland the city has extended their “homeless emergency” for yet another year, and city officials are really struggling with how to deal with the booming tent cities that have sprung up…

There have always been homeless people in Portland, but last summer Michelle Cardinal noticed a change outside her office doors.

Almost overnight, it seemed, tents popped up in the park that runs like a green carpet past the offices of her national advertising business. She saw assaults, drug deals and prostitution. Every morning, she said, she cleaned human feces off the doorstep and picked up used needles.

“It started in June and by July it was full-blown. The park was mobbed,” she said. “We’ve got a problem here and the question is how we’re going to deal with it.”
But of course it isn’t just Portland that is experiencing this. The following list of major tent cities that have become so well-known and established that they have been given names comes from Wikipedia…

Camp Hope, Las Cruces, New Mexico [1]
Camp Quixote, Olympia, Washington State[2]
Camp Take Notice, Ann Arbor, Michigan[3]
Dignity Village, Portland, Oregon
Opportunity Village, Eugene, Oregon
Maricopa County Sheriff’s Tent City, Phoenix, Arizona
New Jack City and Little Tijuana, Fresno, California[2]
Nickelsville, located in Seattle[2][4]
Right 2 Dream Too, Portland, Oregon[5]
River Haven,[6] Ventura County, California[7][8]
Safe Ground, Sacramento, California[2]
The Jungle, San Jose, California[2]
Temporary Homeless Service Area (THSA), Ontario, California[2]
Tent City (100+ residents) of Lakewood, New Jersey[9][10]
Tent City, Avenue A and 13th Street, Lubbock, Texas[11]
Tent City, New Jersey forest[12]
Tent City, Bernalillo County, New Mexico[13]
Tent City, banks of the American River, Sacramento, California[14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22]
Tent City 3, Seattle
Tent City, Chicago, Illinois [1]
Tent City 4, eastern King County outside of Seattle
The Point, where the Gunnison River and Colorado River meet[23]
The Village of Hope and Community of Hope, Fresno, California[2]
Transition Park, Camden, New Jersey
Tent City, Fayette County, Tennessee, [2]
Camp Unity Eastside, Woodinville, WA [3]
China Hat Road, Bend, Oregon
Most of the time, those that establish tent cities do not want to be discovered because local authorities have a nasty habit of shutting them down and forcing homeless people out of the area. For example, check out what just happened in Elkhart, Indiana…
A group of homeless people in Elkhart has been asked to leave the place they call home. For the last time, residents of ‘Tent City’ packed up camp.

City officials gave residents just over a month to vacate the wooded area; Wednesday being the last day to do so.

The property has been on Mayor Tim Neese’s radar since he took office in January, calling it both a safety and health hazard to its residents and nearby pedestrian traffic.

“This has been their home but you can’t live on public property,” said Mayor Tim Neese, Elkhart.
If they can’t live on “public property”, where are they supposed to go?

They certainly can’t live on somebody’s “private property”.

This is the problem – people don’t want to deal with the human feces, the needles, the crime and the other problems that homeless people often bring with them. So the instinct is often to kick them out and send them away.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t fix the problem. It just passes it on to someone else.

As this new economic downturn continues to accelerate, our homelessness boom is going to spiral out of control. Pretty soon, there will be tent cities in virtually every community in America.

In fact, there are people that are living comfortable middle class lifestyles right at this moment that will end up in tents. We saw this during the last economic crisis, and it will be even worse as this next one unfolds.

Just like last time around, the signs that the middle class is really struggling can be subtle at first, but when you learn to take note of them you will notice that they are all around you. The following comes from an excellent article in the New York Post…

Do you see grocery stores closing? Do you see other retailers, like clothing stores and department stores, going out of business?

Are there shuttered storefronts along your Main Street shopping district, where you bought a tool from the hardware store or dropped off your dry cleaning or bought fruits and vegetables?

Are you making as much money annually as you did 10 years ago?

Do you see homes in neighborhoods becoming run down as the residents either were foreclosed upon, or the owner lost his or her job so he or she can’t afford to cut the grass or paint the house?

Did that same house where the Joneses once lived now become a rental property, where new people come to live every few months?

Do you know one or two people who are looking for work? Maybe professionals, who you thought were safe in their jobs?
Don’t look down on those that are living in tents, because the truth is that many “middle class Americans” will ultimately end up joining them.

The correct response to those that are hurting is love and compassion. We all need help at some point in our lives, and I know that I am certainly grateful to those that have given me a helping hand at various points along my journey.

Sadly, hearts are growing cold all over the nation, and the weather is only going to get colder over the months ahead. Let us pray for health and safety for the hundreds of thousands of Americans that will be sleeping in tents and on the streets this winter. SOURCE

4 Comments on “White Privilege” on Display as Tent Cities Full Of Homeless People Are Booming In Cities All Over America As Poverty Spikes!

  1. Dwight Dexter // September 12, 2016 at 8:30 pm // Reply

    This is not “New” news to old farts like me who saw the genesis of this 50 years ago with our own eyes… This is the end game of political and racial indoctrination of the last half century to destroy, genocide and murder White norms… True, we thought that we could stop or reverse the trend through political means… We were “Generation Trusting & Stupid”… And you guys wonder why I am such a cranky, nasty old fart bashing jews… They TOTALLY CONTROL EVERYTHING on the news and what is taught to your children in the federal controlled schools…. That means ALL of them!!! Even the “Christian” schools bow down to the scummy White Culture bashing haters of our White Culture, Heritage, Traditions, History and Moral Ethics…

    Been there, done that. We paid for private schooling, did the best we could for over 30 years for kids and grandkids… ” Satan can disguise a pint of poison in a lake of truth and it is just as effective in the long run”… “TOO SOON OLD, TOO LATE SMART”. Old German saying from long ago when I grew up. I sincerely hope you Young Bucks can do better and destroy this system that hates you and wants you dead and buried forever… Historically there is only ONE solution, ever, in the Entire History of Mankind… Just ONE.

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    • “True, we thought that we could stop or reverse the trend through political means” – really? Give me ONE FRIGGiN EXAMPLE of white america using political means to solve anything?????
      Half the fuckers used ‘political means’ to implement their own destruction.
      How many voted Obama in to ease their ‘white guilt’ ?
      How many answered that fucker JFK call to the peacenic Corps?
      And they are still whining about that pervert getting his brains blown out, as their ‘last real president’ , what a fukin joke.
      Hell even before all that they voted the commie FDR F O U R T E R M S !
      How many cut their own brothers throat for a Fed dollar?
      Spare me the poor little white me bullshit, over 50 years of a unbroken democrat controlled congress, sittin in church pews licking off any and all vomit their ‘pastor’ or any other faux authority threw up on them.
      Those thinking they were doing fine sold out for peace and prosperity, winding up with neither.
      No matter how you cut it, white america voted their approval of the whole mess.
      How the hell would you expect things to turn out any different???
      We are THE problem or THE solution, it’s called making a choice.
      And if you are gonna give me that ole, ‘we’es jus too trusting n gullible’ excuse, well then by the law of nature,KISS YOUR ASS GOODBYE.


  2. LexTalionis33 // September 19, 2016 at 2:54 am // Reply

    Has the “American Dream” become an “American Ghetto?”


  3. Divide and conquer. Bickering on racial grounds solves nothing. It isn’t really hard to house people. Not housing them, fostering exclusion, is a political choice.


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