Tuesday, April 3, 2012

On poverty

So many in this world are poor.  In the US income inequality is growing, as the national discussion of the 99% and the 1% indicate. 

Poverty's sorry companions are hunger and disease.  Each contributes to the other, in a downward spiral through misery to heartbreak and death.  I mention heartbreak becuse the weak suffer more and across the globe, that means children.

Most of the world lives this way, especially in our planet's southern hemisphere.  We in the northern hemisphere must look at ourselves.  Our governments exploit their governments.  The wealthier you are, the more likely you are to benefit from the system - the laws and luck of a culture. 

Here is a website that explains the problems pretty well.  

Now...what to do, what to do?  Buy local.  Buy fair trade.  Buy less.  Give generously.  Very generously. 

Peace and justice, y'all


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