Against the Law

As unprecedented numbers of Americans become refugees in their own country as a result of banking fraud and government corruption, the concept of internally displaced persons — usually thought of as something that happens in the Third World — becomes a reality to grapple with. With housing, health and work out of reach for tens of millions, the United States is coming to resemble a checkerboard refugee camp. While we have grown accustomed to no go zones and other pockets of poverty, the multiple–tenant rentals and compulsory car camping phenomena signal a slipping social stability with no solution in sight.

Perhaps young people now facing these barriers to a decent future will come up with something creative, but when the law is against you, the only way out is against the law.

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~ by Jay Taber on July 15, 2010.

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