Question: Can the ascended masters comment on homelessness and poverty in the United States and also on the criminalization of homelessness and poverty, and why there are so many poor people in the United States prisons?
Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at a conference in Washington, D.C. (USA) in 2019.
Well, my beloved, it really boils down to the fact that the United States, despite claiming to be a Christian nation, is not living up to the simple command to be your brother’s keeper. The topic of this conference is elitism, and we will talk about poverty as one of the consequences of elitism.
Criminalizing poverty, while allowing a system where the power elite is concentrating wealth in their own hands by taking it from the people is just inhumane, it’s un-christlike. It’s like first hammering people down and slapping them in the face because they are hammered down. It’s completely inhumane to really put people in jail or try to prevent them from living on the street because you don’t want to acknowledge that you have a country with such inequality that many people are trapped in poverty and cannot get out of it. You need to instead of trying to do something about the symptom, look at the cause.
Look at why there is economic inequality, why there are people who can’t make a living, why there are people who are working and can’t make ends meet. Then you need to deal with that. You need to go to the cause and deal with that. It’s almost like you have a situation here, where Americans have become blinded by the fallen consciousness. They think that when they are poor people and homeless people, Oh, it’s their fault and we don’t like to see it, so they should somehow go away. But is it their fault? Well, according to the standard American, “can do, everybody is their own master” ethic, then, yes, it is the poor people’s fault that they are poor because they are too lazy and they don’t want to work.
Look at how many Americans will say this. But the reality is, that you have a system an economic system with such inequality, that not everybody can find a job. You can look at a single person and say, well, that person could find a job if he wanted too, but you cannot look at all of the homeless people or all of the poor people and say they could all do better because they simply cannot in the current system. And therefore, defining that they are the problem and that they should do something about it is completely antichrist. There is no other way to put it. I cannot be diplomatic here.
Copyright © 2019 Kim Michaels