Los Angeles Officially Designated ‘Third World Country’ Status

Recent public audit makes it official.

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Los Angeles has been officially designated a ‘third world country’ status according to a public audit of the crumbling city. 

Rubbish bags piling up on the pavements, tents erected in clusters where people have camped down for the night, and hundreds of homeless people wondering the streets – this is what Christmas Day looked like for thousands of homeless people in Downtown Los Angeles this year.

Dailymail.co.uk reports: The shocking footage – captured using a car dash camera – shows the brutal reality of life on the street for some 20,000 people in the notorious Skid Row district.

Shot on 5th Street, 6th Street and San Pedro Street,  it is a stark glimpse into the day-to-day existence of some of the country’s poorest citizens – including women and children.

This area of LA’s central business zone is considered to be one of the most dangerous places to live in the city.

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6 thoughts on “Los Angeles Officially Designated ‘Third World Country’ Status

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  2. And Los Angeles will not be the only area of this country to receive that dubious distinction. They should take a trip to Baltimore, MD and take pictures of the homeless tent city located on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. And let me repeat that: “A homeless tent city is located on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd,” the man we revere each and every year as we go on and on about “I Have A Dream!” How in the world can we? Dr. King would be shockingly appalled, but then again, he was no fool and so he more than likely would not be shocked, just disgusted that we can say that we learned something from him and yet turn right around and do nothing. Dr. King and fellow protesters engaged in a “Poor Peoples March” and he even had this to say:

    “A second evil which plagues the modern world is that of poverty. Like a monstrous octopus, it projects it’s nagging, prehensile tentacles in lands and villages all over the world. Almost two thirds of the peoples of the world go to bed hungry at night. They are undernourished, ill-housed, and shabbily clad. Many of them have no houses or beds to sleep in. Their only beds are the sidewalks of the cities and the dusty roads of the villages. Most of these poverty-stricken children of God have never seen a physician or a dentist.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1964

    The city sends crews out, monthly, to dismantle the tent city and send the homeless, scattering. And a week later, they have returned because there is nowhere else to go and yet Baltimore has some 16,000 vacant row houses and I am quite sure that that number is not a true and correct one. And many row houses were just completely torn down. Neighborhood after neighborhood has been decimated and looks like war torn Syria and Yemen. We have no high ground on which to stand here in America!

    How we here in America, can stand somewhere and declare this country to be one of the richest in the world with millions of people, homeless or near to homelessness is beyond ludicrous!

    In the city where I now live, a city of only 65,000 people and yet we have over 250 churches; sometimes one, two and three on any given street and yet, you cannot turn in any direction without seeing a homeless person who is also living in a food desert. One church took up the challenge, alone and bought an old bus to bus the hungry poor in their community to a food pantry and that church sent a call out to other churches to do likewise by posting the ‘call-out’ in the local newspaper. Not another church has responded.

    Even here in this little city, there is a ‘tale of two cities’. This is what America has become; in almost every state, the same tale, a ‘tale of two cities’. Have we no shame? Quite obviously, none at all!

    Dr. King spoke out against poverty and homelessness in 1964 and 53 years later, AGAIN, I ask, “What has changed?” Because quoting Dr. King is a gigantic leap forward in conquering poverty, mass starvation and homelessness, isn’t it?

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  3. Sadly Shelby, things are far worse since Dr King spoke out. I don’t think he had any idea of how bad things would get under advanced capitalism. I think he would also be appalled by the level the mainstream media has sunk to in its utter failure to report on the real conditions people live under. I used to be horrified by the brutal conditions of the South American slums people lived in, especially the situation of children growing up mother-less in the streets. Sometimes I think the US would be filled with tin-roofed favelas if it didn’t have 2 million people in prison. That’s an entire city.

    Once again, thank you for your very thoughtful comment.

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  4. Since the 2008 USA and global financial crisis, I began seeing signs of homelessness common in Fortaleza, Brazil, where I lived before moving to Los Angeles. But, given the criminalization of poverty and homelessness in our city, we have yet to experience roaming street gangs of homeless children.

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  5. I think Shelby may be right, Rosaliene. Especially with all the social service cuts that will result from Trump’s tax cut. It takes immense personal fortitude to continue to care for children when you are homeless and have no money.

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