Friday, 6 July 2007

Where is the Love?

A 13-year-old girl convinces her 23-year-old boyfriend to kill her parents. She stabs her own little brother in the process. She agrees to marry the boyfriend, then blames it all on him in court.

A 3-year-old girl has part of her lip bitten off by her mother's boyfriend, and her ears have been beaten to the point where they will be permanently mutilated. The boyfriend has abused the girl before, but the mother never spoke out.

A man's dinner guest finds his wife and step-son dead in his deep freeze.

Seven more dead in blast in Afghanistan.

Another case of 'friendly' fire.

A Prime Minister who believes that maintaining an offensive position in the war is still the best plan.

The same PM childishly snubs a premier who's dared to disagree with him.

A gun threat and a bomb scare within six months of one another, at a rural high school ranked third on MacLean's list of the best Canadian high schools in 2005. During this time, a gun threat at another small town high school two km away, and a bomb scare at an elementary/junior high school in the same area.

And we're worried about the environment?

Don't get me wrong. I understand the threat of global warming and realize that it's a danger. Anyone who says otherwise (and those who already know) can go check out this video:

But still. Why are the Live Earth concerts getting so much more promotion and media coverage than the Live Eight concerts did? Saving the environment is more important than making poverty history? It somehow doesn't seem right.

Why don't we deal with people? Solve people problems first, worry about the environment once we've learned to get along?

Sometimes I think maybe it would be best if we just let global warming happen and everyone die.

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