|Arnold Abbott Among those Arrested for Feeding Homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida|
approaching spiritual doom?
By Lou Saboter
A civil disobedience event is planned today, November 17, 2014, in protest of what have been termed "homeless hate laws." These are several ordinances that make activities related to keeping homeless people from dying into a crime. These laws are similar to other measures that have occurred across the country, including laws that ban the presence of homeless people from city centers, and even the removal of homeless people to camps.
The repeated arrests of Arnold Abbott, a 90 year old man, for acting charitably has fired up the public and many hundreds have promised to go to Fort Lauderdale and violate these ordinances. In the recent past, a massive protest broke out in Albuquerque, New Mexico after a homeless man, James Boyd, was murdered on police helmet cam.
A trend toward dehumanization can be seen here. The value of human life is being equated with your status, and what you own. And the homeless, many of whom were deprived of their property due to mental illness created by wartime PTSD, bankster scams backed by the federal government, and the general lack of programs of social uplift in favor of the military-industrial complex, are high on the list of the targeted. Elections which are openly purchased by corporations are also contributing factors, as corporations are now more human than human.
Participants should bring food they are willing to give away without expectation of reward.
The event will be at