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One third of India's population live in the conditions you see in these photographs. The depravity of life in West Bengal and all over India is a humanitarian crisis, and taking these photographs was a truly painful experience. The Captial-Communist government of West Bengal has paved the way for American fast food chains & luxury hotels in it's shopping district, but the entire city is dilapidated in ruins, with dying people in the streets. There is a disturbing amount of malnourished homeless children living in this city, many have diseases and cannot afford clothing. Cataracts, ecol i, malaria, AIDS, mental derangement, and countless other diseases are commonplace in this environment.The slums are a haven for lepers and amputees.
There is no clean water. These are images of the social repercussions of Capitalism in a developing country. India's Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh (Bilderburg Member) fails to acknowledge the slum reality of his people, his current policy suggests installing government funded televisions in the slums to "distract people from the act of reproduction". The aggregation of wealth is incredibly uneven in India, the middle class ceases to exist. There is only apathy and hopelessness here. Children in these slums have no chance for a conventional education, many have been abandoned by their parents. They watch their peers die in the streets. Nearly all employment in India requires an under the table transaction or bribe. Although India is developing economically, residents in Calcutta confirm that proverty has only increased in recent times. The situation here is misery. Our world leaders have only apathy and profit minded buisness politics to offer this world, the system is designed for people at the top to unfairly prosper.
Barack Obama's own half brother lives in similar conditions in a Kenyan slum, and the Nobel Prize holding savior has never once reached out to him or provided any support. How can you believe these leaders have any intention of alleviating poverty in any way? The quality of life in India represents the future of all nations under regulated global capitalism, and world government. People of the world MUST awake from the celebration comatose & motives of the propagandized governments that regulate our existence. To our leaders, you are a rat on a wheel and source for profit. Make a change and encourage others to do the same, because you have the opportunity to read this in the comfort of your home on our computer, most others in the world cannot. The hammer of oppression is coming down on anyone in the western world with an anti-war or anti-poverty message. My other photography is proof that free speech is met with night sticks & rubber bullets in the USA. Boycott television, because nothing on it is reality, it is the main weapon in the conditioning of the masses. Encourage everyone to do the same. My guide and translator Roney Benjamin is an English teacher, missionary, and activist here in West Bengal. He owes a large plot of land in the Chabuhati village of South Calcutta. He is trying to raise money for opening a private youth center and shelter in his village.This only way to avoid government interference is though independent NGO relief groups. He needs to raise money for property fencing, books, cots, blankets, food, and educational supplies. One shelter isn't going to change anything, but at least a few childen will have the opportunity to learn English and apply for a convention boarding school education, free of cost. It will be a haven for disillusioned elderly & adults, who will be encouraged to rehabilitate themselves. The average cost of a meal in India is 20 Rupees. A donation of 100 USD is equivalent to 5,000 Rupees. Just imagine the potential of this youth center with just a few hundred dollars. I am currently accepting donations on behalf of Roney Benjamin. Please message me to inquire if you are interested in contributing any amount. Please share this information. Website coming soon.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
What do you mean worry about my own home first?
I live on Earth, and this is my home.
Its a globalized world now despite if you like it or not.
A person in India to me, is the same as a person in Europe or North America or Africa.
Human Beings. Earthlings.
My home team.
And I am greatly concerned with the situation. And I seek to allievate it.
This issue of poverty and exploitation is not unique to any one nation, because it indeed affects ALL nations.
Like you said, there are those in need of help in our own nation as well.
But i caution you, this problem is so deep and complex that giving them a few hundred $$$ will not solve anything.
We have to strike at the source of this illness, which is Totalitarianism / Imperialism.
And the way to throw down this dictatorship is to embrace Freedom and share it with others.
I do not know any other way to solve these problems at their very heart.
Originally posted by Maddogkull
Your country should come first.
Originally posted by Maddogkull
Exactly. We should work on improving the ghetto areas of are areas, before we help India, and Africa. Once we help a lot of people here, why not move on to another country. But until then we want the quality of living were we are, to improve. Not a random place around the world.