What kind of system produces these conditions? In the richest country in the history of the world with the wealthy class living like kings of greed and gluttony, how is it possible that little children of hard working people cry from hunger and veterans live on the streets?
The moment in human history that it became clear that one could enhance their social and economic status by demanding that others labor for a share of their resources, there have been poor people. The relationship between those who have and those who do not have has basically not changed.
As several people testified, poverty is the “worst form of violence.” It is a “constant battle” against an enemy that demands sacrifices of our families, our parents, our children, of everything that we hold dear. And it terrorizes our communities in the places where we think we’re protected.