Has America lost its way? The latest trend suggests that maybe it has — that the nation as a whole needs a timeout to do some soul-searching.
This new “pastime” combines the practice of taking “selfies,” which in of itself signals self-absorption, with reducing the nation’s homeless population to an unfunny joke.
Meet the homeless selfie — a cell phone capture of yourself mugging for the camera against a backdrop of a sleeping or unconscious denizen of the street. How this came about is beside the point. Why it has caught on is the bigger question.