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During The Great Depression They Were Called "Hoovervilles", But Today America's...

•, By Michael

To those at the bottom of America's economic pyramid, it feels like the economy has already collapsed.  When you can't afford to put a roof over your head and you barely have enough food to eat, nothing else really matters.  During the Great Depression of the 1930s, millions of homeless Americans created large shantytowns known as "Hoovervilles" all over America.  Unfortunately, we are witnessing the same thing today.  Our homeless population is rapidly exploding, and those that have nowhere to live are creating shelters for themselves out of wood, cardboard boxes, tents, tarps, construction materials and whatever else they can find.  In some cases, very large shantytown communities are being established, and they are primarily populated by our young adults

During the Great Depression (1929 to 1933), 48 percent of the nation was homeless, living with relatives or in "shantytowns," "Hoovervilles."  Today, between 47 and 52 percent of young adults are homeless, living with parents or shelters, a direct result of Biden's radical overspending, energy and immigration policies, inflation, and high interest, turning America into a giant "Bidenville."

One "Bidenville" that has been getting a lot of attention recently is located in  Oakland, California.

A video of that "Bidenville" that was posted on social media on May 31st shows "massive temporary houses built along service roads"

Shocking footage has emerged showing a gigantic 'shantytown' that has sprung up in  Oakland, as the California city's slide into crime-ravaged squalor continues.

Michael Oxford, the host of CaliBased, posted a video on May 31 of massive temporary houses built along service roads that open up into main roads in Hooverville, Oakland.

The footage showed trash strewn around scores of houses that were built of wood, tarp and other discarded materials.

I write about this stuff all the time, but it is still hard to believe that so many people are living in third world conditions in the United States of America in 2024.