I found this quote from Bono about the recent bailout:
“It is extraordinary to me that you can find $700 billion to save Wall Street and the entire G8 can’t find $25 billion to save 25,000 children who die every day of preventable treatable disease and hunger…that’s mad, that is mad.”
We’re all worried about the world’s economy and about the price of gas and about our houses and cars and stuff. There are a lot of people who will not be affected by this economic slump because they did not have anything to be affected. They never had a house. They never had a car. They never had healthcare. They did have diseases. They also had dirty water. They also had lives surrounded by death, disease and war. But, unlike those of us who have a lot, many of them have contentment. Many of them have hope. Many of them live lives that are full of joy and happiness in spite of all of their poverty. Many of them had no hope before the financial crisis and have no hope after the financial crisis. If someone wants to help, where to start?
In other news, I befriended a bear on the shoulder of Highway 6 in Manitoba, just south of Devil’s Lake.