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Old 09-12-2008, 09:26 AM   #70 (permalink)
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Originally Posted by Bebe View Post
No, the world has not been cruel to me. Until recently I taught a class on global poverty. Reading about, and teaching about, what goes on in the world is sad and disheartening.

And I think I am the opposite of immune, which is kind of my point. There is just so much awful shit going on in the world, I'm not sure this is the worst of it. The needless deaths of thousands of people everyday weighs heavily on my conscience.
Global poverty unfortunately is a basic principle of human society. Ever since there have been large civilizations there has been disgusting treatment of the lowest economic classes. It's just a fact of life...terrible fact but a fact none the less.

Large scale terrorist attacks on first world countries are not a fact of life and are avoidable given proper defense. America has the ability to stop attacks like 9/11 yet it still happened. Spain has the ability to stop attacks like the train bombings yet it still happened. World hunger can and should be treated, but it's a fact of life. Terrorist attacks shouldn't be.
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