Income Inequality Must End
In America today 15 percent of the population are on food stamps. That's 47 million Americans! It is time for a jubilee to level the systemic abuses that have created the poor. When one person is in poverty we all are.
How Does That Trickle Down Theory Work?
Major reduction in household income occurs when a spouse has been laid off from work. That can lead to divorce, runaways, physical and/or emotional abuse, and homelessness. Now we have an added cost to society for the restoration of these lives. The cycle never ends.
America's Most Critical Social Issue
Drugs is a 150 billion dollar industry, human trafficking is 99 billion, and all other crimes are 51 billion. HSI stated, “Because we do not have accurate stats, the 99 billion does not reflect what we believe to be the reality, that human trafficking is the number 1 crime in the world.
We Can Heal Ourselves
Sickness and disease are primarily contributed to poor eating and lifestyle habits
We Are All Connected
Religion separates us, spirituality connects us
Animals Bring Healing to our Lives
Humans take advantage of animals for their own pleasure. There are many abuses that occur across the world by humans for entertainment, sport, and profit and they must end.
When 1% of the population owns more wealth than 50% of the rest of the world we have a gross imbalance of all that is intrinsically moral. (The wealthiest 1% will soon own more than the rest of the world’s population, according to a study by anti-poverty charity Oxfam.)
We have no problem condemning and judging the thief or the rapist but when it comes to the white collar criminals we are like butter in their hands.
Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the kings horses and all the kings men couldn’t put Humpty together again. This little rhyme may be for-telling of the fall of our economic system in order to usher in a more holistic method of provision and compassionate concern for the whole of humanity.
The man behind bars is a product of American culture created by corporate greed and need for more. The cancer of greed will either be cut out to bring about a healing or cause the system to die.
Life will balance the scales one way or another. Wouldn’t it be easier if we did the responsible thing and balanced them ourselves?
When my brother is hungry, I will feed him because it’s the right thing to do.
When my brother has no shoes I will give him a pair of mine because it’s the right thing to do.
When my brother is naked I will cloth him because it’s the right thing to do.
When my brother needs a job I will cut my pay to help him thrive because it’s the right thing to do.
To Strengthen America’s Families is to Strengthen America
Network to Restore America’s Families and Communities – Where are America’s fathers? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, of the 72 million children in America, 24 million children — one out of three — live in biological father-absent homes. In the African American Community the figure is two out of three. The repercussions to these children’s lives can be insurmountable and often take a lifetime to overcome the absence and leadership of a biological father.
50% of sex trafficked victims are from the runaway population. 2/3 of runaways go home within a few days1/3 of runaways are approached within 48 hours by traffickers. More than 50% of potential victims in America are found primarily from the runaway population. The Hispanic community is the #1 target; African American #2; Caucasian and others #3 (Note* High School drop out cultures are the same proportionately to the trafficked victims in TN)
95% of runaways come from fatherless homes
Since 50% of youth victims of human trafficking are from the runaway population we can conclude that the number of victims can be substantially reduced by addressing this one issue.
87% of youth with behavioral problems come from fatherless homes
Behavioral problems are responsible for bullying, rebellion, anger, depression, poor choices, mood swings, poor study habits, low grades, etc.
75% of high school drop outs come from fatherless homes
Dropouts from the class of 2008 will cost Tennessee almost $7.3 billion in lost wages over their lifetimes. Imagine the cost to our entire country in the next 50 years.
Somewhere in between all the creeds and dogmas of faith lies a beautiful place of human compassion and the ability to relate to one another on the same level. There are many that have a genuine love for the people of the United States and long to see better days but standing in the way of fulfillment lies a sense of entitlement that exists as a cancer upon the collective American soul that divides us from the equality inherent to us as children of God. Coupled with the influences of the authoritarian hierarchy that maintains its power structure by the divide and conquer mentality, the theft of dignity and innocence from millions of our sisters and brothers has been brutal, leaving countless people unable to recover.
“Yvonne offers us a prophetic cry from the heart that any American with a conscience will respond to. Do you love your family? Do you want a better future for them? Then read this book. As Yvonne says, ‘We are in the evolutionary emergence of truly understanding our responsibility for one another. We understand why capitalism has failed on a cultural as well as a societal level.’ Slaves of a Different Kind offers us a passionate sermon on the way out of the mess we’re making of our world and our lives.”
—Frank Schaeffer, author of Crazy for God