I can’t stop thinking about something a professor of mine said a few weeks ago: when the United Nations asked for $100 million in 2008 to make sure that no one starved that year, the developed world (i.e. the West) said they didn’t have the money.
One year later, the developed world spent $4.3 trillion bailing out banks – banks who had gotten themselves into the mess they were in.
Now I hear that $4 billion is being spent on the upcoming US elections.
If you don’t want to help the developing world (even though you created the mess they’re in), fine. But people in the US are suffering too! Why not spend the money on healthcare, education, creating jobs? No – instead, that money is being spent on advertisements insulting and dehumanizing the other side.
How much money is being spent in Iraq and Afghanistan? Trillions. And all that is doing is destroying more lives, killing more innocent civilians, and turning more people against the US. Why not spend that money elsewhere?
$4.3 trillion saving banks; $4 billion on ONE election!
What is wrong with the world?