posted on Apr, 11 2011 @ 05:39 PM
Not sure if this is the right forum - Mods please feel free to move it....
Japan gets hit by its biggest ever earthquake, then a Tsunami and of course nuclear fallout from Fukushima. The world goes into emotional meltdown as
160,000 people are left homeless...
But hang on...160,000 homeless? It is of course a dreadful figure and an enormous humanitarian disaster - but in New York City in 2010 113,000 needed
the use of a homeless shelter and on some individual nights recently 40,000 made use of homeless shelters. Where's the urgency to deal with that
problem? Where is the despair at the plight of the dispossessed in New York City?
It almost goes without saying but right now across the USA there are a projected ONE MILLION people who are homeless - the figures from Japan almost
pale into insignificance when the comparison is made. Why is there not the same sense of urgency politically in the USA to resolve this issue?
edit on 11-4-2011 by Ozscot because: typo