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The Causes of Homelessness

Homelessness has become an epidemic problem in this country.

How could a country like America have an epidemic of homelessness? Land of milk and honey, freedom and opportunity. Land of prosperity where we are promised the pursuit of happiness. Has something gone terribly wrong, or are we reaping what we have sown?

The freedom of “Capitalism” has separated the “haves” from the “have nots.”  Greed has festered like mold on old bread. Those who rule make it a point to reward only the wealthy. The gap between the rich and the poor has grown wider, as the lust for profits has blown out of control. “He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. (Prov. 28:20)

There have always been the homeless who were known as, “Hobo’s, Tramps, and Bums.” These were usually men who were alcoholics, unstable or unemployed. As our leaders, and CEO’s of large corporations began to ship jobs overseas to get cheap labor to gain higher profits for themselves, more and more citizens found themselves without jobs, and homeless.

Mental institutions released the mentally ill to fend for themselves. Many of them joined the ranks of the homeless. Soldiers returning from the Golf war had post traumatic syndrome, and struggled with their demons. Many of them ended up on the streets with the homeless. “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked bearth rule, the people mourn….the king by judgment establisheth the land; but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it…the righteous considereth the cause of the poor; but the wicked regardeth not to know it.” (Prov. 29;2,4,7)

The ranks of the homeless kept growing. Then came the Welfare Revolution. Our leaders convinced the working class that welfare was an evil program, and had to be dismantled. Prisons were being built to warehouse those who would end up doing desperate things to survive. “If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.” (Prov.29:12)

While the rich were swimming in luxury, the ranks of the poor were still growing. The false illusion that education was the only solution out of poverty was sold to the masses. This was a cover for the leaders to ignore God’s Command, “For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I COMMAND THEE, saying, thou shalt open thy hand wide unto thy poor, and needy, in thy land.” (Deut. 15:11)

Than came the “Predatory loan demons.” They plotted, manipulated and deceived poor home owners. These con artists collected loan payments that only went for payments of the interest, on the loans, never allowing home owners to pay off their debt. After they picked the bones of the poor by stealing their homes by fore closure, they moved on to the middle class. “There is a generation whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.” (Prov. 30:14)

People everywhere were loosing their homes and their jobs. Homelessness escalated out of control. Men, women and children became refugees in the land of plenty, while houses sat empty by the millions, rotting away by the aliments. The economy was crashing all around. Greed had finally pushed poverty to the limits. Poverty had been sown by the rich to make profits for themselves. They were addicted to the “LOVE” of money, which led them to all ways of evil. (1 Tim. 6:10)

The poor were being railroaded into prisons for the leaders to profit from. A silent genocide of the oppressed had begun. Prison is the largest industry in America. The working classes are losing jobs every day. A useless war is raging, costing taxpayers hundreds of Billions of dollars, while citizens are denied health care, homes, and basic human needs.

Everything is in chaos, and the pressure is building. Desperation is leading to domestic violence, depression, suicide and crime. The rich are about to reap what they have sown for years. The homeless, unemployed and oppressed are becoming the majority class. When the few who are financially blessed, and in power, hoard to benefit only themselves, they create times to be ripe for rebellions.

Empires fall, and Nations come to ruin. Greed by the few leads to civil wars. “The locust have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands.” (Prov. 30:27)

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  1. California Dreamer

    On June 6, 2009 at 5:59 am


    I agree, there is way too many homeless in the country today :(

  2. Jenny Heart

    On June 6, 2009 at 6:45 am


    People today tend to forget the poor and lonely people in this world. People need other people to care. Great article.

  3. ken bultman

    On June 6, 2009 at 2:26 pm


    Good article. Well researched and documented.

  4. seashell66

    On June 7, 2009 at 8:49 am


    Very thought-provoking.

  5. chitragopi

    On June 7, 2009 at 9:14 am


    The land of dreams! Unimaginable.

  6. Leonardo da Vinci E.

    On October 31, 2009 at 12:22 pm


    Well written……Please join me in requesting all communities to require their police to address the public as “citizen”. The psychological event which occurs when that is required will aid both the people and the police.

  7. ShaFar

    On December 16, 2009 at 12:03 am


    The rich won’t swim in luxury when it’s their time to go. They will swim in a lake of fire! For all of the stealing they have done to get rich, and all of the under the table coniving schemes. I can just pray for them.

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