How is it possible that anyone could go hungry in the world’s richest country?
The scourge of neoliberal indifference toward public welfare caused the disturbing reality.
It’s the American way, supported by both right wings of the one-party state — Dems as dismissive toward what just societies cherish as Republicans.
The nation’s resources increasingly go for global militarism, endless wars on humanity, enforcing homeland police state harshness, and open-checkbook handouts to corporate America.
Ordinary people have no say over how they’re governed, no way to secure “the General
Welfare (and) Blessings of Liberty” as the Constitution mandates.
Nor can they “petition the Government for a redress of grievances” so fundamental rights guaranteed by the nation’s founding document are enforced.
The nation’s ruling class ignores them, serving themselves and other privilege interests at their expense.
That’s what “America the beautiful is all about” — enforced by police state harshness “from sea to shining sea.”
The American dream is a mirage — an insult to the hungry, food insecure, homeless, and impoverished.
Only asleep can ordinary people believe it, as the late George Carlin explained.
Operating nationwide, Feeding America (FA) “is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.”
It expressed shock “that anyone in America” goes hungry.” Yet it’s a national epidemic at all times — today at an unprecedented level because of economic collapse, the nation’s ruling class making an untenable situation worse by indifference toward vital public needs.
In a late May report, FA analyzed hunger and food insecurity “for the overall population and children by state, county and congressional district.”
At a time when America’s billionaires never had things better, FA estimates that about 54 million people in the world’s richest country (1 in 6), including 18 million children (1 in 4) face the specter of hunger.
FA CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said the following:
Economic collapse in the US triggered by COVID-19 “continues to impact the lives and livelihoods of our neighbors nationwide, putting millions of additional people at risk of hunger while continuing to hurt people already familiar with hardship,” adding:
“The long-term effects of COVID-19 may be substantial,