How can we live in a country where there are hungry children? Could it be that we have had, throughout our history, so many idiots screaming about the primacy of competition that we have forgotten that it is only a criminal who competes with a child? Could it be that the wealthy have accumulated so much for themselves that there is not enough left for those who cannot accumulate? Could it be that, though a section of our population crows endlessly about ‘family values,’ what we really value is not real family but the prissy ideal of the nuclear family? Could it be that we are fundamentally cruel? We have become torturers. We invade other countries without reason. We support dictators who murder their own people. We have become the world’s nightmare. I am beginning to think that if we could feed our children, we would solve all of our problems.
January 24, 2012
How can we live in a country where there are hungry children?