By José M. López Sierra – Puerto Rico
Skid Row is a product of the Modern Civilization.
The Modern Civilization has existed for the past 500 years. It started with Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the so-called “New World” in 1492. Some people call it the Civilization of Death, because it killed all of the civilizations that had existed before that time.
The following video is aresult of the Civilization of Death. It shows the extent of homelessness in Los Angeles, California in the United States (US). Click on the following link to watch it:
The US government (USG) doesn’t care about the 99% of its citizens. The USG only governs for the 1%. That is why, in the richest nation in the world, you have these ghettos. The so-called “American Dream” is only for the 1% of US citizens. For the rest of us, we have the “American Nightmare”!
The Modern Civilization is patriarchal, European, Christian, racist, capitalist, homophobic, dualistic, genocidal, environmentally destructive, etc. Click on the following link to watch a video where Professor Ramon Grosfoguel explains the imperialism of the Modern Civilization:
The only way to create a world that couldofferreal liberty and justice for all is to replace the Modern Civilization with a humanistic one. That civilization would allow all civilizations to exist, while making the Modern Civilization impossible to exist.
That will take a long time, because the existing civilization would have to be dismantled piece by piece. Either we try to do so, or the Civilization of Death will kill us all!