Who is Human?

Posted on 19 October 2017

A beggar

People who are impoverished are still citizens.
People who are impoverished are still human.
We only have “human rights”, when we include all humanity in the claim of those rights.

When only the poor are required to take drug tests for their livelihood;
When only the poor have no choice with who and where they are employed;
When only the poor have removed through a special credit card their right to choose how they use their livelihood;

Then a whole section of our society is being treated like convicted criminals and are being imprisoned in their circumstances.

When did we go from compassion for those in need to punitive measures for being a social inconvenience?

Poverty is an environmental issue.
It is critical to our collective survival that we address it.

Peace and kindness,

Katherine


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