Posted by alexandra_k on September 2, 2005, at 16:03:20
In reply to Re: will anyone help? » crazy teresa, posted by Nickengland on September 2, 2005, at 7:32:35
> Just thought it might be worth mentioning that you don't have to be from America to have been affected by this hurricane...
Yeah, thanks for that Nick.
And with respect to helping where you can...
What about the legislation that enables the drug companies to make HIV medication unavailable to the majority of the worlds sufferers?
What about the legislation that gives you how long on the dole (6 months or something like that) and then doesn't care whether you starve?
What about the summit? Did those countries really do the best they could?
What about Bush throwing the food he was eating (paid for by the country no doubt) out the window of the luxury jet so somebody who really needed it could have some?
Nice to see so many countries on the 'we must remember to be your friends and give you aid when you require it' (ha!) list.
I do hope people take my point about the difference between
being concerned for individual people and wanting to help them
considering what (if any) obligation particular countries have to jump to america's aid.
thats my point.
there are people starving all over.
countries that don't have enoguh money to help themselves.
what happens over there is...
not mentioned quite so often.
but not when it happens in america.
then everybody must act
and it is an outrage