Los Angeles Officially Designated ‘Third World Country’ Status

Los Angeles designated third world city

Los Angeles has been officially designated a ‘third world country’ status according to a public audit of the crumbling city. 

Rubbish bags piling up on the pavements, tents erected in clusters where people have camped down for the night, and hundreds of homeless people wondering the streets – this is what Christmas Day looked like for thousands of homeless people in Downtown Los Angeles this year.

Dailymail.co.uk reports: The shocking footage – captured using a car dash camera – shows the brutal reality of life on the street for some 20,000 people in the notorious Skid Row district.

Shot on 5th Street, 6th Street and San Pedro Street,  it is a stark glimpse into the day-to-day existence of some of the country’s poorest citizens – including women and children.

This area of LA’s central business zone is considered to be one of the most dangerous places to live in the city.

In Skid Row – one of the notorious homeless hotspots in the area – nine toilets are shared by some 2,000 people, according to a June report titled ‘No Place to Go‘.

A lucky few will find food and somewhere warm to sleep at shelters and rescue missions.

But many are left to navigate the industrial sprawl and smoke alone.

The three-minute clip was originally published on Instagram by LA street artist Plastic Jesus then on LiveLeak by Nick Stern in the ‘Citizen Journalism’ video category.

It had only been live for 10 hours when it was viewed nearly 40,000 times.

In one frame of the viral footage, a man can be seen pushing a wheelchair in the middle of the road.

Another wheelchair-bound man reclines listlessly on a street corner while women file their thin-looking children through the crowds.

Makeshift canopies – often simply sheets erected on poles – are packed in tightly beside one another in endless rows.

The rising cost of rent and housing in California is also forcing middle class residents into alternative accommodation.

Workers end up living in their cars by the roadside and hundreds of people – including nurses and chefs – sleep in parking lots in affluent areas like Santa Barbara.

For example, nursing assistant Marva Ericson has been sleeping in her Kia for the past three months.

She showers at her local YMCA then gets dressed in her hospital scrubs for work.

The problem is so widespread that a Safe Parking Program was introduced in the area 12 years ago.

It allows clients to stay overnight in the parking lots of churches, not-for-profits and government offices.

In Santa Barbara alone, there are 23 parking lots currently used for the program.

Though ranked as one of the wealthiest nations, the US is home to some of the poorest communities in the world.

The wealthiest one per cent of American households own 40 percent of the country’s wealth, according to a November report by economist Edward N. Wolff.

That same one per cent of households own more wealth than the bottom 90 per cent combined, the Washington Post reported.

  • whatafabuloushithole

    Makes me want to cross the Mexican border illegally to live the amewhorican dream…… 1 percent of the population own 40 percent of the wealth…. what a fabulous shithole….

  • hiphop

    They can thank their Democrazie Governor who is anti-citizens, pro-illegals.

    • NDMA

      really? aren’t most of those ‘homeless’ people ‘legal’ on the streets ; ya wretched money lender’s whores shouldn’t have tried to bring in ‘slaves’, eh? #WW3 now watch how money lender’s whores lose more than they could have ever dreamt of ‘conquering’ for trying to go too far #FreePalaestina the spirit of Jesus will rip ya peasant & pirate f**ks apart : good luck ROFL

      • hiphop

        Your just a Troll from another country, with nothing relevant or intelligent to say…..You sound like a Palestinian whore begging for your little terrorist state to become something relevant. Well you will have to deal with the superior Jews and I am not one of those…

        • NDMA

          and you sound like a whore of the shekel … ‘superior’?!? ROFL I’ll give you a hint buddy : they consider our people a threat while your kind their domesticated donkeys #WW3 you slaves of money will understand how Samuel 15:28 happened last time by watching it happen all over the world … just remember who started it : we really don’t give a sh*t what a debt-driven peons want or think …

          I’ll give you a hint : I ain’t a peasant 😉

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/83be949859225078943d0261a282267fa15b77b17f8c08a04a44be142a663809.jpg

          • hiphop

            I do not give a shit about you terrorist or Israel (most people don’t), am not a slave to money either. Your both just a bunch of pitiful people who think they deserve more that what they have. Take a look at yourselves you are the reason you people are where you are at, don’t try to blame the world or God for your irrelevance.

        • NDMA

          “Troll from another country, with nothing relevant or intelligent to say” just pray for that to be so … to me : you sound like a shekel whore or a ‘sheeple’ as the right-wing call ’em #WW3 we really are done tolerating ya fleas : are you watching Samuel 15:28 happening again? just remember who started it

  • ThePleiades

    Great job Democrats. How’s those sanctuary cities working out for ya now ?