Austin Homeless Man Shares Powerful Prophecy and on Criminalizing Homelessness


– [Interviewer] Teach? – Yes. – [Interviewer] We’re here in Austin. – Yes we are. – [Interviewer] You’ve
been out here four years. – Yep, about that, four years. – [Interviewer] Tell me about it. – Oh. It’s kind of an up and down thing. I mean, I came here to restart my career. Took a three year hiatus,
had a mental break. So I did construction, mostly
drain tiles, stuff like that. Running a jackhammer. Working with concrete, just mindless work. But, I put 20 years into my career, I didn’t want to give it up, so I decided to, try to jump start it again. – [Interviewer] You were a chef? – Yeah, yeah I started
out, I left Nebraska, I started out in New
Orleans for a little bit. That didn’t work out too well. So I came to Austin. And I’ve been here ever since. – [Interviewer] You said
you were able to get a job, but you weren’t able to keep it, ’cause you’re homeless. People don’t notice– – I mean I there was a
lot of factors in there. I suffer from rapid
cycling bipolar and PTSD, that doesn’t help, (chuckles),
that doesn’t help at all. Blew out one of my knees, ended up blowing out both of my knees. And they won’t work on it. They won’t work on it
’cause of my insurance, ’cause I was homeless, and
don’t have a place of cover. So I ended up losing both
knees because of that. So I had a broken collar bone, that I’ve had for two years now. Yeah, they run you
through the system here. They’re not making money out of you, it ain’t gonna help you. And I’ve been through all of them. I been through all, I
literally I went through all of my, kept the
paperwork for four years. I got, you wouldn’t believe. – [Interviewer] All of
them is service providers? – My lawyer called me today. She goes, uh listen, I have one, ’cause I been requesting
all my medical records, and she says, well I got
one, with 400 pages long. I go, yeah? (laughs) I go, that’s just one. (chuckles) ‘Cause literally, I really
did, I kept all the paperwork. – [Interviewer] Trying to
get SSI, trying to get– – Oh no, no, I did that,
I’m getting SSI right now. I should be getting SSDI, I
couldn’t understand that part. I seen the doctor more
for that then anything, but this looks like it’s another thing I got fucked with, I don’t know. – [Interviewer] Well, if
you’re getting disability, and I know disability doesn’t
even cover rent anymore, pretty much anywhere in this country. – No, no. They should, homeless service providers, fast track you into housing. – Well they’re doing that
now, they’re actually, they’re kinda, it’s like almost like they’re trying to cover up something. They’re going quick, there’s
a lot of people I knew that have been out here,
are getting housing. Some of them are getting housing now. But there’s still a
lot of people out here. Still a lot of people
out here, people I know that have been out here for years. – [Interviewer] I met
somebody today, 34 years. A lot of people, 10 years,
six years, 20 years. And whenever I share that,
homeless service providers always say, I don’t believe
it, I don’t believe it. But they know, they look
at the data and they see all the people, so they
know that there’s people out here that long, but when
they’re faced with it, they– – I saw somebody yesterday,
this is the funny part you know, all these people around here, all these people walking around, got the guy who makes a 100,000 a year, got the cop, who knows
how much he fucking makes. You got the city worker over there man, making minimum wage. Now everybody, doesn’t matter, everybody. All it takes is one frikking disaster, manmade, natural, unnatural, and those guys are gonna be
standing right next to us out here, and this gonna
be the fucked up part, we’re gonna sit there,
we’re gonna look at them, look at the guy that makes
a 100,000, we’ll look at the cop, we’ll look at
the person, we’ll remember everything they frikking did. Remember everything they did, everything. And then you know what we’re gonna do? We’re gonna end up helping them. Because we’re out here,
and we already know what it’s like to be out here. – [Interviewer] I love and hate that. I love, ’cause you’re spot on, and I hate that you’re also spot on, that there’s gonna be more people out here. – Yeah, this is a manmade
problem, it’s not going away. It can be unmade, but they
don’t want to unmake it. – [Interviewer] Well
what’s interesting is, the leading cause of homelessness
is lack of affordable housing, but the public still wants to say it’s mental health and addiction. There’s been mental health
and addiction, since the beginning of time. And the homeless numbers we’re seeing now, is because of lack of affordable housing. – I hear housing shortage,
I hear over population, I hear a lot of shit like that. But literally, if you wanna
look at it, go look at it. In the past four years here,
I’ve seen frikking just unprecedented growth, it was unchecked. The city is still trying
to catch up with it. – [Interviewer] Growth
as in gentrification? – I see it up north, I see
it east, I see it south, see these old neighborhoods,
you see this fucking $170,000 monstrosity,
frikking in the middle of the fucking neighborhood
and you know that every single one of those persons
on that block is gonna end up losing their house within a frikking span of years, if that. So I mean, it’s fucked up. And I talk to people like that. I’ve had a person out
here that lost everything, ’cause of her health, including her life. – [Interviewer] Now why
are you still out here? – I literally had to
stay and see something. I didn’t want to, fuck I didn’t want to. I was trying to walk the fuck
out of here this first year. I mean I was literally
walking out this first year. Something said I had to
stay and see something, I had to observe something. So I stayed. – [Interviewer] What changes heart? We get used to whatever place. I mean, it’s interesting, I don’t wanna say it’s funny, because it’s absolutely not funny. But if I put up a video of somebody who’s homeless in
California, everybody goes, damn democrats, California
is shit, you gotta move. And then I put up a video of
some place in North Carolina, and they’re like, North
Carolina, you gotta move. There’s no place to move to,
people, wherever they have some kind of connection,
whether it’s family, friends, community, we don’t like
change, you get used to it. People don’t just get up and move. And if you do, let’s say
if you got a bus fare, you’re still homeless some place else. The grass isn’t greener, on the other side of the tracks, ’cause there is no city that’s not getting slammed right now. – During the city council
meeting I went to, the people that were there, all represented a piece of the community. You had small business owners there, Oh heck, you had, UT was there,
representing the churches. The Interfaith coalition, or
whatever the hell they are. They were there. The head guy from Google was there. Nobody really realized it, I
even went over the transcripts on the on the step, I
was kinda going through, a couple of these people had
some ideas that had merit. They wanted to take care of the problem. Now I was saying earlier,
the whole meeting was about them rescinding these three laws, the no sit, no lie, the no camp law and the no panhandling law. Now they rescinded those for three months, and they did that to hand
us rope to hang ourselves. And we did exactly that. But at the city council meeting, it totally backfired on them. ‘Cause everybody felt the
same way, we were tired, we were angry, we’re just fed up. Not just the business owners
and them, but the homeless too. And we all wanted the same thing. We all wanted frikking,
safety and security, shelter and dignity, that’s it. We all wanted the same thing. All the citizens wanted the same thing. And I felt that, for the
longest time everybody was against us, and then I
realized that, frikking, those people against us, they didn’t like showing themselves. The people who are behind us though, they’re showing themselves. They’re out here. The community’s behind us. UT is behind us, churches are behind us, some of the small
businesses are behind us. I believe they came up
with an idea to sit there and literally, they came up with an idea to end homelessness here. They’re beginning to start– – [Interviewer] What’s the idea? – They have the basic infrastructure here, and stuff like that. They have all these frikking
empty buildings they can frikking convert into
frikking into just temporary frikking shelters. They can also have every
single frikking resource located in these buildings,
instead of having it fucking spread across town. That way, you have everything right there. – [Interviewer] From my
understanding, they’re moving the shelters out of town? – They’re moving one down south. And that’s the only one they have. Now that neighborhood, that
neighborhood’s complaining big time about it. And I don’t blame them. – [Interviewer] Well, I
mean, how we started talking with the governors complaining. Governors making noise. I saw a social media post, what do you feel about it, being that you’re sleeping
outside here tonight? – Our country’s hurting so bad right now. We’re hurting so bad, we’ve
never been this divided. Over something stupid like
this fucking skin color, fucking religion, social
status, how much money we make. It’s stupid. But it’s what they want. Exactly what they want. And they’re getting it. ‘Cause you’re letting them. See, that’s the funny part. We stay apart, they maintain control. We come together, we start solving problems. They get nervous. – [Interviewer] So is the
governor saying all noise, or, ’cause what you said, it
seems like Austin has a plan? – I will be here for that. I’ll be here to observe it. I’ve been here this long, I saw a bunch of stuff, and
I’m gonna see some more. I mean, you want a good
example of what I seen. This is like every week I
see something fucked up. This last Tuesday, just this last Tuesday, I was at this breakfast and saw a friend I haven’t seen for six months. I was like, man, thought you were dead. So we hung out, we talked and shit, and we were walking down
5th street, heading towards Republic Park, went over there
by the Chase parking garage. There was this girl, she
couldn’t have been more than 17 or 18 years old. She was having a mental breakdown. I mean she was breaking down,
I wanna die, I wanna die. So we sat there and we talked to her. We sat there for a good 30,
40 minutes talking to her. The people at the garage
saw we were talking to her. And they were bringing us cold sodas, so she could have something
to drink and stuff. And she’s crying the whole time, we’re just sitting there talking to her. I’m sitting in front of her. And I’m telling her everything’s okay, it’s another day. She pulls a knife out of
her pocket and she slits her wrists in front of me. I wrestled the knife away from her. I ripped my shirt off and
wrapped it around her wrist. Put pressure on it. And then I held her. I mean, she didn’t weigh
more that 80 pounds. I didn’t want her to hurt
herself, she was struggling– – [Interviewer] Was she homeless? – I imagine so, I imagine she was. I had never seen her before. Never met her before. But she was hurt and she needed help. So I’m sitting there holding
her, and there’s a lady there, and I go, please call 911, she said okay. She calls 911. I’m sitting there, I’m waiting
for an ambulance to show up. Well, 12 cops show up. Especially one, this one, I ain’t gonna fucking forget his ass either. He’s a 22 year veteran on the force here. 350 pound, fucking bald man, pushes me out of the way,
sits there frikking slams her to the ground, puts a knee to her back and frikking has her head there. I start screaming, I’m like
dude, she’s fucking hurt man, quit hurting her, she’s already
hurt, what are you doing? I’m ready to start throwing
punches and shouting, I got four cops in front of
me, getting ready the same. I was like, okay, you guys ready. Reckon I’m sitting there going, fuck. I turned around and that lady was there, I was like lady, please, please, please, please, please record this. She sat and nodded her head
and started recording it. When that whole thing was
done, I ended up sitting there, facing off those guys, ’cause
I literally asked them, where is your officer with
mental health training? Well that was him right there. I said sorry, I didn’t see him do shit. Can I ask him some questions? What’s the basis of your training, how much training do you have? He tells me, 40 hours. Well, can you kinda give me
the outline of your training, I mean, what do they cover? Oh we don’t have to tell
you stuff like that. I go, why not? I may have to talk to this man, I may have to sit there and trust him. Oh no, you don’t have to trust any of us. And when he said that to me, I sat there, I looked them all down. They all looked at me
with murder in their eyes. I sat there and I looked at them. I stood, I stood there and I
just looked at all of them, I said, what the fuck
is wrong with you guys? When you see something is wrong, when a police officer is
no longer a police officer. What do you do? They’re no longer
upholding the public trust. They’re not protecting
the weak and the helpless. What do you do? Remember, this is all a manmade problem. Shit doesn’t just happen. Shit takes time. Shit’s planned out. This is all a part of some frikking plan. And when we start to stand together, when we start to finally
say, enough is enough. – [Interviewer] It’s
gotta happen, that’s– – No, guess what’s gonna happen then. They’re waiting for that. – [Interviewer] That’s why
they’ve been arming up. – That’s why cops have am
raps, and that’s why they have used body armor, from military. They’re ready to take on our own veterans, if that tells you anything. – [Interviewer] Did they take
care of the woman, the girl? – I have no idea. The medics were the only ones who were being responsive to her, they were the only ones
being cool about it. The lady asked me, what you
want me to do with the video. I was gonna have her send it to me. But I just told her, I
said do whatever you feel is right, she just nodded
her head, I left it at that. – [Interviewer] What would
you want, housed people to know about homelessness? That they don’t know, that
they don’t get from the media, they don’t get from non-profit, they don’t get from politicians. What do you want housed people
to know about homelessness? – You learn a lot about wants and needs. When you come out here,
frikking it’s all wants. But then after a while, you realize it’s about all needs. When you’re housed, it’s about both. I was there, I was housed, heck I even ran a small business, I had a profession. But you can build yourself
up to that certain point. And if you lose it all,
got what happened shit. You can make that all back. It happens, you can make it all back. I’ve seen people do it two or three times. Me myself, I was kinda
semi-homeless for over 10 years. It was part of my job. – [Interviewer] Well, you can’t make it, you gotta have boots to bootstrap. And we gotta help our neighbors. And everybody, when you read in the paper, from homeless to Harvard,
somebody helped them. You just don’t go from homeless to Harvard by yourself. And people detach from
that, the say, oh look we got one to Harvard, we
don’t have to do anything. No, you gotta help your neighbors. You gotta help your homeless neighbors, your housed neighbors. – See, now you’re talking
as a social problem. And it is a social problem,
just like drugs are. It can be solved, but it’s not gonna be solved by government. It’s gonna be solved by society. Society’s got to step in, literally. – [Interviewer] Well you are a smart man, I could talk to you all night. We’ve been rambling for a while. I was going to ask you,
if you had three wishes, what would they be? (laughs) – Three huh? Three wishes. That’s a good one. And since they’re wishes,
I imagine it’s gonna have to be something that,
you just can’t really get. I’d travel the world. I’m actually curious to see
what homelessness looks like in Europe, so I’d probably do that. – [Interviewer] It’s not much
different, maybe healthcare. That’s it. (laughs) Different language with better
healthcare, same old shit. – Societies, they all have
to look at it differently. I know they do. There’s gotta be a different way. – [Interviewer] We’re
humans, we mess it up. – There’s always a different
way they have to look at it. See, those are things we got to learn. We may be able to find something out. There’s a social stigma also,
that we need to get rid of. – [Interviewer] That’s
the point of this work. – If you wanna think about it, technically, I’m not homeless. I’m home, I’m native American,
I was born and raised here. Middle of the fucking United States, this is my home. I’m just houseless. I’m not homeless, I’m houseless. But it sucks, that I have to be
houseless, in my own home. – [Interviewer] So many
nuggets, third wish. – Third wish. I would like a war dog. – [Interviewer] A what? – A war dog. – [Interviewer] What’s a war dog? – A war dog, a war dog. You know a dog that goes to war. You know a military trained dog. Reason I say that, I was looking to get a service dog, I was looking into adoption and all that, how they stop the training. Somebody gave me an
idea, they’re like hey, they got all these dogs,
come back across seas, and some of them don’t get adopted. And I was just like, well that’s perfect, they have the training,
they already been out in the field, they’d be the perfect kind of dog to have out here. – [Interviewer] I agree. Somebody to watch your back. You watch their back,
they’re watching your back, they know– – [Interviewer] War dog, I also
know that they’re abandoned. – They know what’s going on. That’s what I’m talking about. – [Interviewer] Well, I
enjoyed talking to you. And I am glad you spent some time sharing, because you’re very knowledgeable. And thank you for spending a
bit of your evening with us. – Thank you for your time. (instrumental music)

100 comments

  1. This is the smartest man you've ever interviewed…Very remarkable man, very knowledgable. he's the kind of guy that could help people out through his breadth of understanding. Best of luck!!!

  2. This man is great to listen to. He has a great spirit and soul. It seems like our system pushes guys like that down and lifts up the wrong qualities if you ask me.

  3. Police Officers in the USA are beyond reactionary. They often escalate situations simply by their presence. Are they all of steroids and extremely high on testosterone?
    Its a very dangerous culture in the USA

  4. But it's an artificial housing shortage! The real estate speculators deliberately empty out their buildings via so-called "no-fault evictions" because it's easier to resell/flip a property if it's vacant than if it still has tenants living in it. By keeping all these buildings vacant, it creates an artificial shortage which in turn causes bidding wars for the few homes that do come on the market. Obviously the bidding wars cause home prices to skyrocket.

  5. it is easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.
    So many souls selling out for a life of unhappy wealth….

  6. I thank you for an interview with this man who has his eyes wide open about what is happening in this country. Mental illness in him? incredibly aware.

  7. Such an intriguing man. I wish people would start opening their eyes and listen . The thing is, they just might teach you a few things. Thanks for posting another important video!

  8. Three wishes . 1 for every one to love and care for each other. 2 for no one to ever be homeless. 3 for families to stand together. We've lost all those abilities. And instead of government building us up. They just keep tearing us down.

  9. AMEN!!! He is home just houseless!!! May Jesus Christ bless and watch over you!!! THE MEEK SHALL INHERIT THE NEW EARTH!!!

  10. IVE CALLED EVERYONE I COULD CALL TODAY POSTED NOTHING BUT TRUTH AND IM STILL OUTSIDE IN A PARKING LOT AND CARS ARE SUDDENLY DRIVING NON STOP ..

  11. PLEASE GO TO MY FACEBOOK MERCI LAGGO I POST EVERYTHING THERE AND NOBODY CARES I GET NO COMMENTS OR RESPONSE IM OUTSIDE IN THE COLD IN LAS VEGAS IN A BLANKET AND I AM TIRED OF WALKING AROUND EVERY DAY I KEEP HAVING MENTAL BREAKDOWNS PEOPLE ARE BEING EVIL AND HATEFUL TO ME

  12. EVERY WHERE I GO PEOPLE ARE YELLING AT ME AND FIGHTING ME IM OUTSIDE IN THE COLD IN A BLANKET AND I AM TIRED OF WALKING AROUND EVERY DAY I KEEP HAVING MENTAL BREAKDOWNS I KEEP GOING IN AND OUT OF HOSPITALS AND I CANT TAKE THIS ANYMORE

  13. I LOOK BEATEN
    ABUSED
    TIRED
    TORMENTED
    LOST
    DRAINED
    I LOOK FUCKED UP
    I HAVE BRUISES ALL OVER MY BODY.
    YOU CAN SEE ALL THE TRAUMA AND TORMENT IN MY EYES
    ALL THESE YEARS THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEATEN ME AND EVEN TOOK MY TEETH OUT OF MY MOUTH
    ALL THESE GUYS KEEP HITTING ME
    EVERYBODY TREATS ME LIKE SHIT
    I CARRY A BAG AND A BACK PACK WITH MY CLOTHES AND BLANKETS
    YOU HAVE ALLOWED ALL THESE THINGS TI HAPPEN TO ALL OF YOUR CHILDREN AS LONG AS ITS NOT YOU
    YOU DON'T CARE

  14. IM TIRED OF THE POLICE IN MY FACE
    MY LIFE IM TIRED OF BEING AWAKENED BY THEM AT NIGHT … IVE HAD THE POLICE IN MY FACE SO MANY TIMES THIS YEAR ALONE ITS SAD
    EVERY MONTH
    DAY
    YEAR
    WEEK
    THE POLICE ARE IN MY FACE
    ARRESTING ME
    ABUSING ME
    HURTING ME
    THEY PUT HANDCUFFS ON ME ALL THE TIME
    AND NOBODY DOES ANYTHING ABOUT IT

  15. He's calling it for what it truely is 'man made' . Hound dog on YouTube yesterday was reporting that over the next decade A.I will do 30% of $20 per hr jobs. Skid row will continue to grow!

  16. This shit is so sad, all of it, what is happening in this country, 35 years in my life and this is the worst ive ever seen it. Were in a depression but no one sees it and the economic depression really hasnt hit yet…I remember better times…the 80s, the 90s, heck the early 2000s…..this right now is some scary shit. We need to pull together…that there is what is different these days.

  17. This man seems very intelligent. How sad that he is homeless. I wish the state could help ppl like him get back on their feet

  18. Cheech is a very intelligent man yes. A lot of us have been saying similar things. When people startted flipping houses, renovating boarding houses (cheap rental room with share bathroom and kitchen) and turning them into luxury houses which would only house one middle class family, that is when I realised that the working class poor would eventually end up on the streets. They were literally being spat out. It started with the 'ending' of affordable housing. This is not a big secret.
    Then just as affordable housing ended due to greed, big business started letting their employees go. As computers and robots and overseas cheap labour became more inviting to these greedy businesses, people were left without jobs. Homes were reposessed and then you add natural disasters like bush fires, floods, snow storms, tornadoes etc and you have some states declaring a national disaster and these people all end up homeless and the bough breaks ….
    Please America realise it's not just your country it's global. Look outside of America for a second ….we are all hurting…we share this planet. Homelesness is everywhere…It just worries me when one country talks as if noone else exists outside its borders. Do you not learn about geography in your schools? You dismiss other cultures as if they dont exist and then talk about needing unity yet other countries around the world acknowledge you guys exist.

  19. Something is not right with America right now. We all feel it regardless of our gender, age, social status, etc. No matter how decorated and pretty(superficial) we make our cities, it's not going to fix what is happening sociologically to America and the psychological implications that implies for individuals within society. This interview with Cheech is eye opening.

  20. With the homeless crisis…why dont people start thinking about co housing, communes, eco villages? It's a mindset…? Look up intentional communities and be giving…pray to jesus Christ for help…and don't steal…unless of course u have absolutely no food I believe that is forgiven. Has anyone thought of that? It all comes down to trust, hope, and imagination. Check out intentional communities on Google.

  21. A lot of homeless people who look physically fit, aren't. Bad knees, bad backs, broken collarbones, all sorts of problems that in a first-world nation they'd have help for.

  22. lack of affordable housing for disabled, lack of jobs or refusing to hire for the EXISTING non-addict non-disabled homeless.. All these "influencers" like IP are really PC and nice about it, but the American culture is really producing things at break neck speed that are going to bite the country is the arse in the near future.. Both the "right" and the "left" are denying these people jobs or proportionate disability..

  23. Man so true words spoken houseless not homeless. We have criminalized a situation which financially is out of their control for many people. I used to live in California but moved overseas in 2004 and haven't looked back. Housing prices have gotten so out of control even if u have enough money coming in it's hard to just at least find a rpof over your head. I'm lucky to be able to afford a roof over my head overseas and have the ability to travel. It's crazy how Westernized Asia has become also people would be suprised how cheap life is over here. Thanks for showing the human side to the forgotten souls on the street.

  24. "OUR COUNTY IS HURTING SO BAD RIGHT NOW, SKIN COLOUR, RELIGION, SOCIAL STATUS"….wake up America. Most unequal and most aggressive country on planet Earth…by far

  25. The entire system is rigged to serve the corrupt and evil banking and finance industry and ironically commercial and apartment developers! #THENEWECONOMY

  26. Very true. The city, the community is trying to be behind homelessness. Problem is that we all are divided into two different groups. Some have been supporting the banksters, without knowing it, and some have been really on the side of fighting the war. I believe that both the two wings (Republicans and Democrats) have mostly been highjacked by the banksters mafia, even without knowing it. The real problem really is the central banksters. The fiat monetary system is totally flawed and it's been structured in a way that is supposed to benefit the big boys (the mafia; the banksters). That's why they have been trying so hard to brainwash us through education to think that global warming is a fault of the human activities. It's not. The NASA has even admitted that global warming has nothing to do with human activities. I mean, humans activities contribute global warming, but it's not the biggest factor that is causing it. You see, global warming has always been around since day one of earth's history. So many places had submerged into the sea throughout history, even before humans started using crude oil. This is all BS. It's basically about greed of the cabal. That's what you are seeing. In order to break out of this mess, I believe that we have to tear down the current monetary system and come up with something that is not being controlled by a few man on top of this pyramid game.

  27. At first, I was bored by this interview, but it just got more and more interesting. What is in this man's head and in his heart is fascinating. Maybe his life story isn't at first, but somehow Mark drags interesting conversations out of people. Now I want to know more about what kind of Native American he is and how he got homeless or houseless. Native American culture of the plains was to be houseless and to roam in tepees so maybe that is what he is doing.

    I love what he did for that girl, just not the end result. Never call 911 on a crazy person. They probably put her in a FEMA camp and did away with her. At least he cared and did what he knew to do for her. I think it is a social engineering agenda that there are more and more houseless people who are mistreated and then removed from society.

    He is so right about the bigger picture. The controllers want to come up with the concept of overpopulation so people will accept extermination. They want there to be a lack of compassion and empathy. I hope that lady uploads the video and shames those cops.

  28. It's a shame psychiatric asylums that could provide long term care for vagrants and the mentally ill shut down. This man would be better off institutionalized with a roof over his head and society safe from him.

  29. Horrible homeless man. Urban street survival is an art form. This guy is clueless. I can smell his odor from here.
    Rule no. 1, don't look homeless!

  30. A very intelligent man, who sees the present situation very clearly and realizes that no solution is on the horizon. Americans are sinking in Any Rand godless selfishness. What to see just how bad it is going to get.

  31. Crazy some people complain about materialistic things and what they don’t have. I am grateful to have a job and a roof over my head. God bless this man I hope he gets help needed!

  32. He seems too outspoken for his own good sometimes but he has a good heart and some good incites ! Don't agree with Invisible Peoples that one place to live is as good as another if your homeless . That may be true of social services but its definitely harder to live outdoors in colder climates .

  33. Here in California, the Homeless Industrial Complex is a multi- Billion dollar industry, without that, our state economy would collapse, along with all those public servant 401k's hahaha lol

  34. There are homeless people, free range people, street people, vagrants, hitch hikers, backpackers, and just plain old ne'er-do-wells. I own a house and I'm totally homeless.

  35. Jesus was not a socialist. He believed in giving away what you have to the less fortunate because that's what good people do. You can't legislate morality. But you can spread the word of God. The Jews won't like it, because they won't ask forgiveness, and it threatens their monetary system.
    Stealing more money from people through taxes won't fix homelessness. Stealing is stealing, and taxation is theft. But share the word of God, and we would see much more improvement.
    Love thy neighbor, and love thy enemies.
    "If a foreigner comes into your country, feed and clothe them, for what you do for the least of my brothers and sisters, you do for me"- Jesus.

  36. I love how this man looks for private citizens to help whereas the socialist recording the video keeps pushing for government. Government is oppressive and he doesn't realize it.

  37. Dude is dead right don't trust the cops they want to hurt you don't trust the government they want to displace you keep you Hungary even if you work in a job with low pay you can't afford to live the system is designed to make you suffer

  38. God bless him I really wish there was some way we can help the homeless and the hungry it is so sad to me if they made homes affordable or if the communities near these areas of homelessness who are able to help but snicker their nose up and doesn’t even want to help smh so annoying people who can help aren’t helping and that’s the problem

    My heart goes out to him I understand him when he say he sees murder in the police officers eyes this is how they are in my eyes since I was young growing up in the hood. This man needs to be a counselor he is a leader and knows what he is talking about they are trying to arrest all of us start world war three I hate the government

  39. Another border state being overrun by illegal aliens. That's the difference. Definition of insanity: Elect the same people over & over expecting a different result. Liberal led North Carolina, Houston, California, Bumfukegypt.. those people don't care about our citizens. We have dreams too.

  40. You can't blame others for your plight. We're responsible for getting ourselves in, and getting ourselves out. It's all sad no matter how you square it. A helping hand, yes! The govt can't do anything but rule your life. No thanks! Smart man 👍

  41. This man is smart, informed and compassionate. I can see him succeed at a myriad of trades and careers. He’s vital. Everyone has something to contribute. He has a lot. Along with housing and healthcare, some vocational training/opportunities would be great.

  42. Hopefully we can finally stop seeing idiots in the comments saying "you need to move out of that state and go somewhere else." Or anything like that. It's so irritating to see people say that kind of stuff while having no idea about the difficulties that go into that, especially for someone who's already homeless.

  43. Here's the one question that needs to be asked, "everyone has 24 hours in a day, what are you going to do tomorrow to make life just a little bit better?" If I were Cheech, I'd say stop smoking.

  44. All the money that our respective countries give to foreign aid and everything else and all the abandoned buildings that we have in our countries I can't believe nobody puts none of that money towards fixing those buildings and helping people that are homeless and down-on-their-luck have a place to live b4 sending it abroad to help foreign countries. Makes no sense. It happens here in Canada also. Mind u rent is much more affordable so it's not as designed for failure here as it is in America but it's still tough. I pay $900 a mnth gir a huge one bedroom and disability gives u $1200 a mnth so its manageable here but still shit

  45. OBAMA, the racist, was president in 2009. This guy can thank that bastard for ruining the country & making homelessness WORSE. He didn’t give 2 shits about homeless people. Especially white homeless people.

  46. It's all a scam. The higher up administrators embezzle money pretending to be helping. If they actually helped then they wouldn't have the money to embezzle. The government is here to help, it's here to destroy!

  47. The richer the rich get the more poor the poor get… the poorer the poor are the more the rich abuse the poor and the poorer they get.

  48. This guy is a genius! Very intelligent! He's probably seem more evil shit in a month than most rich people seen in their entire life… maybe that should change?

  49. Daaaaang that almost had a niccccka
    Cryn and shet!!!!,,SUPER KNOWLEDGABLE MAN!!!!,,how many people with house uz think r that intellergent!!!

  50. U spoke so well in this interview!! No1 should be homeless!! Stop building all these stores..Take the malls tht are failing & make affordable housing!!! This country needs 2 get it 2gether!!! Prayers!!!

  51. Homeless 🤔
    $15.00 MOST MINIMUM WAGE IS ALL THE RAGE! Time it is let's turn the Page
    Thank you I do. For the world that you view. See liked I do. Through many not few. Living in wealth. All cares on a shelf. While we're on the floor. Making room for more. Our poor my friends just can't ignore. See I live out here in all of this mess knowing not how!! Take a guess!!
    Still shaming an blaming the homeless or displaced?? Look all around it's right in your face!!!
    Shareholders need Profit! More Profit!! They always need Profit. This is a big problem with Capitalism!! The worker can be replaced with a machine. When nobody is left but the shareholders Profitability will be a non factor
    ((new)) fix This is no longer a possibility. Capitalism as we knew it must die.
    Even if there was a way to remove government subsidy of these mega corporations.
    The elite have already cashed in worthless paper for solid gold or other hard assets.
    If this system crashed today the elite would not suffer! The poor and what is left of the middle class will bare the burden.
    After a short period of complete chaos and the starvation, death of millions.
    These Old Families with very old gold will buy back the Throne and we will hang up this phone.
    Creation of jobs??
    Let's think about that!!!
    Self driving cars, busses, trains, trucks and planes!!
    Thirty Six million jobs lost !
    Farm tractors, lawnmowers, combines, seeders, spreaders all heavy and light construction and farming equipment completely automated!!!
    Sixty million jobs lost!!!
    Online stores!! No need for small local stores of any sort!! All in one warehouse with completely automated pickers and loaders of autonomous vehicles!!?
    Thirty two million jobs lost!!
    Building?? Three D printers now printing super luxury condominiums and warehouses!?
    Eighty Six million jobs lost!!
    Fast food and convenient stores?? Now are completely automated Do not apply!!!!
    Groceries?? If you can't print what you need call a drone to your home services now available!!!!
    And for the Great Capitalists?? Not much left that hasn't been exploited!! T
    See we the people have no jobs!!
    Millions on the public dole!!
    The end goal of capitalism¿?
    Was there any thought to what happens at the end????
    People think of your children and the next seven generations!!!
    Are we the living caretakers of this Earth?? Are we doing everything possible to insure a better quality of life for future generations???
    What is left???

  52. It’s by design.. Our population isn’t as big as China’s. The billionaires here have potential Chinese trillionares to compete with. Their population is over a few billions. It’s so much easier for a billionaire there to become a trillionare as compared to here. Forced slavery is a misnomer.

  53. Exactly there has been mental health and addiction since the beginning of time. There are people out there rich as heck with mental health and addiction issues, living in beautiful homes but no one ever looks down on them now do they? Those same hypocrites will even look down on a houseless person, telling them they are no good and to get a job. Who knows what else. Those same people act like they know everything and don't even care to even bother listening to a struggling persons story or finding out why they are struggling, before labeling and assuming. Divisiveness at it's finest.

  54. Why doesn't anyone make a housing where these folks that are physically messed up can work in a call center to pay for rent. of course the schizophrenics are screwed in that situation I feel like if Cheech was put in a place he would earn his rent through some kind of work.

  55. Rent sucks you dry. Mortgages are a ball and chain bleeding you for a bank, gambling you can pay it off without a hitch in 30 years…bad bet for most who lose it all when they stumble. Van life requires insurance, gas, car payments, pollution, moving around daily/weekly, and if you backwoods with a rain barrel or unpermitted pond poof busted…jail time…18 months in prison for a 70 year old Vet who built a fully permitted pond to fight forest fires. The oppressive nature of this civilization is only exceeded by our toxicity. I unplugged after 20 years bleeding mortgages, bought a boat, moved at anchor off grid, got a moat and when you folks start eating each other I pull up the hook and find a small fishing village somewhere laptops don't exist.

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