Something else more sinister and DEVESTATING is going UNDER the RADAR..
What that is , is the FAMINE in Somalia and the Horn region of Africa...
This famine is so bad and so severe, that children are being left to die..on their own..by the side of the road,
and Parents WATCH as thier children wither away and DIE from starvation..
MILLIONS of Human Beings..People, like you , me, our families and friends...
WHO ALL HAVE FEELINGS....Dying..NOW. as you read.
This second as you read these words, these people are suffering.
I'm aware that this occurrance of death happens, every day.
BUT not on this scale of suffering...not like this.
I have NO IDEA what we can do about it, I'll say that, as i have NOT much faith in the so called charities, and governments and AID agencies...look at the millions upon millions of dollars/ euros/ pounds/ etc, that have been donated in the past to help STOP situations like this from happening, and to also act as a buffer of some relief...BUT NO.
It doesn't work.
Is this about Learned Helplessness? WE justt GIVE UP on these People? blame them ?
For SHAME, IT COULD ONE DAY BE OUR KIDS...and us that this could happen to..
Who would you expect to help in that case then ?
Is this about cynical realization that we can't help fuck all when this DEPOPULATION is occurring?
If it is a "natural" famine..or one brought about by a plethora of means including HYDROLOGY programes, Weather manipulaion, GMO crops and "farmers" subsidies??
Numerous ongoing civil wars and destabilisations and all the rest of the racketeering schemes that get "sold" as SOLUTIONS to these nations..
France is WARNING of a SCANDAL according to the BBC
The world has "failed to ensure food security", France's agriculture minister has said at the UN food agency crisis talks on East Africa's drought."If we don't take the necessary measures, famine will be the scandal of this century," AFP news agency quotes Bruno Le Maire as saying in Rome.
More than 10 million people are thought to be at risk of starvation and famine has been declared in two areas of Somalia.
Some $12m will be for immediate assistance to those worst hit by what the UN says is East Africa's worst drought in 60 years.
But the bulk of the money will go towards long-term projects to aid livestock farmers.
The meeting of ministers from the G20 nations at the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation headquarters in Rome was requested by France, the current chair of the G20 group of powerful economies.
"Our meeting is a question of life or death for tens of thousands of people," Mr Le Maire said at the start of the meeting, AFP reports.
Bob Geldof and other celebrity activists are urging the international community to come up with more cash.
They accuse some countries - Italy, France, the Arab states and Germany - of contributing too little in proportion to their national wealth.(end snip)
Yes, I'm sure Sir Bob will be passing his hat around....
And Angelina Jolie will visit there with her children... but they will be well fed..won't they, not like those "poor people"
IT makes me SICK.
NYT that The United Nations will airlift emergency rations this week to areas that militants had made off limits last year. The effort is an attempt to reach at least 175,000 of the 2.2 million Somalis whom workers have not yet been able to help.
Aid workers were barred from the region by the Shabab, who have been linked to Al Qaeda. (end snip)
And of course those "Al CIAda" nasty people are stopping "aid workers" getting to the starving people..
So why is this really happening?
What can we realistically do to help these PEOPLE..
Why has it gone under the radar for so long that it has NOW reached this stage..
How would we feel if this is how the rest of the so called CIVILIZED world regared us and our lives..
As a blogger I have an obligation to speak out about this.
We will mourn with the Norweigans, and mourn for a pop star..BUT what about the MILLIONS of people, little babies and children, old people, men ,women, mothers , fathers...slowly, painfully and helplessly dying, .
ON our WATCH
While WE turn the OTHER way.
FOR a COMPREHENSIVE report on the "causes" of this famine, please see GLOBAL RESEARCH.
thanks to Angirfan for the link.