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Wealth vs Poverty, South Africa

Wealth vs Poverty, South Africa

(1:06) 20 km south of Cape Town lies Masiphumelele, a poverty stricken community of 38,000 people. Only 200m away, separated by a swamp, is wealthy Lake Michelle. UnequalScenes.com

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craigsaw craigsaw (480 days ago)

So the reason the poor are poor is because the rich stole all their money? Is that what is being implicated here? That if all those poor people were given the nice houses by the lake they would suddenly be not poor? I don't think that is quite how it works.....

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So the reason the poor are poor is because the rich stole all their money? Is that what is being implicated here? That if all those poor people were given the nice houses by the lake they would suddenly be not poor? I don't think that is quite how it works.....

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Guest: thundercat (480 days ago)

No.

The rich own all the resources, all the stores, all the property and everything in between. When a poor man looks like he might make something of himself they keep him down. They own the police, the govt, and the shipping companys. They have no public education or very poor public education to keep the masses stupid and they control the radio and tv networks to keep them ignorant and complacent. The rich control their desire to have new shoes , instead of freedom. They control the banks and only give loans to those who don't need them. When they do give loans they are able to charge high interest which amounts to legalized graft. When the poor cannot pay they are put in jails and rented out as slaves, the prisons are privately owned and have to make a profit for the wealthy share holders. So the poor might steal to survive so new laws are made in every conceivable way to find fault with the poor man and feed the hungry demand for slave labour for the state and private companies. Hospitals are also privately owned and going to one would surely ruin a poor man and they can't afford insurance, anyway since they mostly have no legal address's they don't qualify for insurance of any kind. Might as well let them die and make room for more.

Americans open your eyes.

JMHO

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No.

The rich own all the resources, all the stores, all the property and everything in between. When a poor man looks like he might make something of himself they keep him down. They own the police, the govt, and the shipping companys. They have no public education or very poor public education to keep the masses stupid and they control the radio and tv networks to keep them ignorant and complacent. The rich control their desire to have new shoes , instead of freedom. They control the banks and only give loans to those who don't need them. When they do give loans they are able to charge high interest which amounts to legalized graft. When the poor cannot pay they are put in jails and rented out as slaves, the prisons are privately owned and have to make a profit for the wealthy share holders. So the poor might steal to survive so new laws are made in every conceivable way to find fault with the poor man and feed the hungry demand for slave labour for the state and private companies. Hospitals are also privately owned and going to one would surely ruin a poor man and they can't afford insurance, anyway since they mostly have no legal address's they don't qualify for insurance of any kind. Might as well let them die and make room for more.

Americans open your eyes.

JMHO

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Guest: stipps (479 days ago)

i bet the white one is the source of this poverty ... at least must be climate change and that's caused by him!!

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i bet the white one is the source of this poverty ... at least must be climate change and that's caused by him!!

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Guest: Thundercat (480 days ago)

This is the way the1% want the rest of us to live.

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This is the way the1% want the rest of us to live.

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zottek zottek (479 days ago)
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Dreadful music. Having no taste is worse than having no money.

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Dreadful music. Having no taste is worse than having no money.

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