The Haves and the Have Nots in one picture

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19 Responses to The Haves and the Have Nots in one picture

  1. crazyeighter says:

    “We can’t live behind walls.”

  2. Mike says:

    Twas like that when I worked in Caracas Venezuela 30 years ago.

  3. Curmudgeon says:

    South Africa.

  4. John h. says:

    And I’ll be damned, a fukin WALL between em! Imagine that?!
    John h.

  5. favill says:

    A pool on every balcony on every floor. WTF

  6. NC Mike says:

    I wonder where that photo was taken. The pools on the balconies are nice, and yes, the haves and the have less.

    • Miamiharold says:

      I am thinking the picture is from Brazil. Having lived there for several years, you see this sort of thing in all the cities. The poor just move into a piece of vacant ground and start building. The little dwellings in the picture appear to be made of the fired-clay “tijolo” blocks which are the common building material there. (When the inhabitants get a little spare cash, they will plaster the walls.) So you end up with this kind of situation where a plot of vacant land next to a luxury building becomes a favela (the Portuguese equivalent of “slum.”) – seemingly overnight. And once the inhabitants squat on the vacant land long enough, the local politicians will legitimize the situation by extending some minimal level of public services. By way of example, the city in Brazil where I lived had a freeway around the city. The grassy areas inside the entry / exit cloverleafs were quickly occupied by squatters. You get on and off the freeway and drive by these shacks whose doors open directly onto the road shoulder.

  7. Andrew says:

    Exactly. And people say walls don’t work.

  8. Rob says:

    The people on the left side of the wall have the option of striving to cross over, or to listen to the local communists tell them to bring it all down to their level.

    Equal opportunity squalor, courtesy of your neighborhood Leftist – who’s probably living off someone else’s money.

  9. mjh10 says:

    Bet the top of the wall has embedded broken glass!

  10. bikermailman says:

    And this is what our betters want for us. Damn near have it in the blue zones.

  11. M. Sage says:

    The balconies are stupid. Who wants to look at that slum?

  12. Dickweed says:

    The politicians behind the walls and those that elected them on the other side.

    “But they said things would get better for us. If I vote next time it will make a difference.”

    HA!

  13. Antibubba says:

    I’ll bet the haves complain about having to “look at that”.

  14. Greggbc says:

    Socialist workers paradise on the left. Capitalism on the right.

  15. Goatfucker says:

    The favela to the left is heliopolis. You need to be escorted through it by locals and pay like a toll basically. If you dont want to get rolled that is. Open air drug market right by the train station for those who ride up from the city for weed or whatever. Wild west like a motherfucker. Like a big wierd dangerous family in each favela. Like hundreds of favelas in each city. Wicked cool to visit. Once. Just once.

  16. larryw says:

    Image is from a photo ‘survey’ on South Africa. http://www.ethiogrio.com/_world/46570-Images-show-extreme-division-between-the-rich-and-poor-in-South-Africa.html 20+ years since the end of apartheid and they still have this? What happened to the promise of equality and freedom? Meet the new boss, just like the old boss.

  17. Winston Smith says:

    I like the nice sniper hides on the tall building…….

Play nice.