As a young man came up to the door today introducing himself as an ex-gang member, with the tattoos on hands to prove his point – he began to relate his story – troubled upbringing in the bad areas of central Chicago growing up and being forced by the government to relocate from project to project where each were no better than another.
The young man in his 20′s was a proud father of a little girl whom he said he was out to better his life and make something of himself so his daughter wouldn’t grow up falling into the same traps he did.
The magazines he offered were of little use to actually helping a human being achieve such lofty goals – when mentioned how this will help him pedaling magazines that not many would ever consider – we talked further. When finished, he walked away disappointed that magazines were not purchased and his problems remained. Could anyone actually purchase enough magazine subscriptions to fix his problems, better his life and help his daughter avoid the traps he fell into?
If this is the answer to help the youth of today to make something of him (or her) self and avoid the traps that lay ahead, then there is little hope for those who’ve known poverty and know the inequality as they walk from home to home and city to city knocking on doors let alone all who do not have shoes to walk.
Until there is no poverty, there will always be inequality and while there is inequality there will always be poverty.
How much better off would our humanity be, as a whole, if young people everywhere knew they would always have access to freely available food, clothing, health care, basic education and had a home to stay in and raise his or her children without having to do such innocuous tasks just to survive- How many “gang members” wouldn’t need to be trying to escape but would never have joined to begin with under more globally humane circumstances?
When this world figures out that when We The People treat anyone poorly We The People are treating everyone just as poorly and doing a disservice to all mankind in the process- this world will be a better place. There is no reason We The People cannot help the poor, sick, uneducated, afflicted, incarcerated and impoverished to be able to help them know they are a treasured part of humanity and an important part of the only “family” that matters- our global family of fellow human beings… but it doesn’t take magazines; it takes a Government with a plan and the willingness to be, not just act, Humane.
In this election year, wouldn’t it be nice to be given the choice to elect someone who could put this, our global house, in order? Doing for humanity what it can’t seem to figure out how to do so for itself, without selling ones soul, miserable jobs, breaking banks, starting wars or losing personal value.
Listen to the MWAW Radio Show on Sunday evenings and listen to a spokesperson with a message from those who really do know poverty and inequality who does provide us with the solutions that ANY leader could follow if he or she wanted to do the right thing- he explains poverty and inequality in a way all can understand and provides a way by a simple plan to eliminate them both and all the ugliness that is bread from it with the marvelous purpose of elevating our humanity into its genuine potential, even a world of opportunity, potentially a century earlier than it will finally be, if the people elected early, to do so. No need to wonder how this can be accomplished; call in and ask him yourself!
-When a starving person dies alone, is there anyone to hear?
To know the answer, one must ask; Why not prevent the travesty in the first place and make the answer Impossible! No one starves any more!