A guaranteed livable income
would do it,
at least until a better solution
can be found
By Skeletonwoman on Homeless Nation
I think as a society, we've been bullied
into responding and reacting
rather than asserting our rights
so we don't demand
what we require to lead fullfilling lives. Governments have imposed their will on us
and have created dependency,
yet we can't depend on them to represent us.
Our democracy has become little more than
I don't see how we can accomplish anything on our own behalf, or on behalf of our families,
or how we can begin to build our own communities
without the resources we require, one of which is money, which was never meant to be
more than a medium of exchange- like it's supposed to be put to good use,
not used as a weapon
to condemn masses of people to a lifetime of poverty,
And it goes without saying
that we're also poor
because we don't have access to any land,
to the very earth
we all require to sustain our lives,
Obviously, the wealth has to be redistributed and a guaranteed livable income would do it,
at least until
a better solution can be found.
I see a GLI
than an abstract ideological concept,
its' not new
and it's been gaining unpresidented momentum
all over the world.
Our rip-torn social safety net
is failing us
and its got to be replaced
with a viable alternative,
the sooner the better.
A GLI would take care of a shit-load
of problems right off the bat.
It's nuts not to implement it
because it's in the best interests
of governments as well as the people. It's a humble request in my not so humble opinion and I'm going for it.
photo by . J. S. Larochelle 2002
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