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Saturday, February 06, 2016

Very Sad

It seems to me that something comparable to the Great Famine in Ireland is occurring today, and not just in the obvious places like Syria, but almost everywhere.  This leads to a pretty serious problem—how can you lead a normal life while responding appropriately to the humanitarian disaster that is unfolding around you?  So for instance, you could save up for a trip to Italy, or a honeymoon in Hawaii, or whatever.  But is that really the right thing to do?  Probably not, right?  But how can you lead a decent life in the face of such misery?

The very least you can do is vote Democratic.  (Or Labour or Social Democratic or whatever your equivalent is.)  But that's not enough.

(And this is not even considering the environmental disaster that is about to overwhelm us.)


Anonymous John Buddhaman said...

Life, friends, is suffering.

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If everyone in the US and Europe voted Democratic (or the equivalent) and donated $5,000.00 for the alleviation of third world poverty, it would probably be possible to solve pretty much all the world’s problems in 10 years. Well, that’s at stretch, but extreme poverty could be eliminated and everyone would have food and water and shelter.
So if you do that, you’ve done your share and if everyone else did their share the problem would be solved. The fact that other folks don’t do their share shouldn’t keep you up at night.

1:51 PM  

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