i hear you guys and once again appreciate the honesty and i am not judging others - just curious where people are at with this. like i said, i feel guilty about having relative excess in life when there are so many suffering from poverty related issues worldwide - i feel a personal moral imperative to distribute wealth more evenly (though BO seems to be doing a nice job of this domestically at least - DONT thread jack!).
sunday morning on cbs had a piece with a teen aged girl that challenged her family to give more and they sold their $2 million home in atlanta and downsized and gave the capital gains (i think like 800k) to villages in the sudan. i just think we live so relatively comfortably and we tend to get so busy in life and with our problems that we dont take the time out to think of how incredibly bad things are in 3rd world countries...myself included.
thats mind blowing to the point of self sacrificing beyond the normal.
let me ask you why you think this country tries to help 3rd world issues more then the issues that face us in the USA.
why is it we see so many causes for other countries when reality is this country does more for them when they dont do for themselves, protect (armed forces) to the point billions are spent. billions spent in aid, billions spent in schools, billions spent in food donations.
and a local reality is we have homeless people that die each year cause they cant even get enough warmth and have to sleep on lower wacker. mothers with children begging for food outside aldi "in orland fucken park"!!!!
i was shocked when a women asked me not for money but when i go in if i can buy 1 loaf of bread, 1 jar of peanut butter, and 1 gallon of milk.
i almost cried my ass off.
what about our nations issues. it truly seems if its not tax deductible, wont get you some public PR
, then reality is...fuck em.