Immiseration is the act of making people, a country, an organization, etc poor or impoverished. Immiseration is derived from the New Latin immiserāre (Latin in- (causative pref.) and miser (wretched)) which in turn is derived from the German verelenden (to sink into misery), ver- (causative pref.), and Elend (poverty).
Immiseration means to make miserable, especially through pauperization or impoverishment. Immiseration is a very relevant topic since many, many people in the US and other countries are currently feeling the squeeze of immiseration as it takes it’s toll through rising prices and little to no form of paycheck compensation. Immiseration touches everyone in one way or another and some are totally impoverished by it’s blind cruelty.
Rapid and ruthlessly rising gas prices are but one form of immiseration…
Yes, I am so feeling ways about stuff and the current state of immiseration that so many are dealing with is one such topic I am quite passionate about. Speaking as a US citizen – how in the world do we live in such a “rich” country if so many are unable to even provide the most basic of needs all the while working themselves to death?!?!? And all the while the stupidly wealthy are becoming even wealthier?!?!?!?!? It’s beyond reprehensible and I would simply like to point out that the French Revolution was started for circumstances that were not even as bad as this – just saying…sigh. Anyway, how do you feel about immiseration?
Namaste ~ Ella
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