A homeless man in Austin, TX was recently recorded speaking to a Youtuber outside of a gas station, not only about his own life and situation, but also about the state of society in general. The man seemed happy that someone came up to speak with him and discussed how sometimes he feels that no one really cares.
The man began by speaking about the prison system and the drug war, and how difficult it is, even for nonviolent offenders to get employment and housing once they leave prison.
“Going to prison wasn’t the hard part, it was getting out and being part of society again, that was the hard part,” he said.
He went on to tell the story of how he was once a contractor and had all of the material possessions that he could hope for, but that all came to a sudden end when he was forced to spend 12 years in prison on a nonviolent drug charge. That charge has prevented him from getting a house, or a job since his release, and he is just one of millions in the same position.
He also spoke of how communication and relationships have suffered in the age of modern communication and discussed how many people hide behind an online image and avoid developing any real meaningful relationships.
He made some very good points in the few minutes he spoke about the drug war, the prison system, human relationships, and the need for compassion in society.
The video has been shared over three hundred thousand times now and one of the commenters are even interested in giving the man a job.
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.
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