http://news.yahoo.com/photos/the-streets-of-camden-1436207963-slideshow/the-streets-of-camden-photo-1436207845164.html

wow ... I saw this and was hit with 2 images simultaneously 

the first, what I know of camden having driven through parts on many occasions going to and from family commitments ... and each time I am in awe of the neighborhood depravation ... and I say "neighborhood" because I feel that it is still a neighborhood (postal worker walking quite naturally tending to duties ...) despite its crime and failing architecture ... and I am reminded that NO presidential candidate should be running for office while there is ANYTHING outstanding in his charge. this is a simple 1=1 ... but these lawmakers/ public servants NEED HELP

the second ... a dream I had just before waking this morning. I entered a similar scene in a very complex dream ... actually, the image was much worse as it showed intersecting streets, and burned and half blown out cars ... more like a street that had been bombed, except that the buildings themselves were not blown apart ... but dark ...  the entire place felt riddled with evil. 
the dream had me going toward these war zones ... because prior to entering this street, I was heading toward a war zone replete with military guarding a border---wire fencing and all---guns ... uniforms ... no helmets ... this I was very conscious of ... the men wore no hats of any kind ... but I was moving toward this war ... having come from a festival filled with merchants selling and family friendly arcades and stores ... and the only thing separating these two places was a small, rough area with patchy vegetation ... and no buildings as it was only about the size of a small yard ... 

as I headed toward this ... the military yelled for us (there were others 'caught' in this small yard----seemed to be wandering) to leave---"go back! this is a war zone!" ... and I went a different route and exited the 'arcade' by way of a large commercial type elevator ... out onto the diseased street and started to walk but stopped ... knowing I needed to get out because I sensed danger ... 

very interesting ... other things going on in the dream, as well ... 

but this street in camden ... hmm ... I heard it told many times how camden used to be a wonderful area many years ago ... and strangely, I see it again ... I see it returned to a 'new' life ... an elfreth's alley of sorts (phila), but for ARTISTS---artists local... some who probably don't even know they are artists ... but it going to need a lot of work ... and our GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITES STATES needs to assist the politicians and citizens in addressing these problems ... it has been going on too long, folks ... too, too long ... 
some of the architecture on these row houses is quite precious ... but now ... 

dozens of city streets like this and our nation lays with terroristic ways ... pigging out in areas far more deceptive than our own struggling citizens ... people having lived and grown up in these housing complexes and turned to crime because there appears no hope


who/what will challenge the citizens of streets in camden and other places to act according to the health and well being of its communities? the people have to WANT change---yes ... shoving politicians off of the podiums is not going to do it ... (yes, talking to you BLM) ... YOU NEED VISIONARIES, folks ... 

CAMDEN CAN BE REALIZED ... there is no prize in being the worst of crime