posted on Aug, 8 2008 @ 11:15 PM
reply to post by enlighten2012
most here are from the richest country in the world so find some compassion and look outside your little boxes once in awhile. there is a wide
world out their and many people on it are dying of starvation amongst other unecessary means.
Find some compassion?
I am assuming you mean the USA. If so, I think we have, as a society, have proven our compassion and caring many times over. Our society is filled
with charities and programs to help others, both here at home and in the most poverty-stricken areas of the planet.
When there is a disaster, who comes to the aid of those suffering? I remember the tsunami a couple of years back, where Bush quickly pledged money and
manpower aid to those in need. And even before that, the Red Cross and other charities across the nation were assembling food, water, and cash to help
those afflicted. A few other countries did make similar pledges, but all paled in comparison with what the US government gave, and that paled in
comparison to what the people of the US gave.
Food and water can never be a right. It simply won't work that way. Rights cannot be at the expense of others, or the others will stop supplying the
'rights'. Charity is great; I give a lot through my church and through other donations. But I will not allow others to take from me. That is a
I once remarked on a survival forum thread that someone trying to steal from my garden would likely get a nice quick overdose of lead poisoning. But I
also said that someone coming to my door hungry would probably get a meal. I think that says it all. When you force someone to give up what they have
worked for, it is not charity; it is theft. When you ask someone for help and accept what is freely offered, that, my friend, is charity.