Thursday, September 16, 2010

This Sad, Unfair, World...

It makes no sense how much the greed has corrupted most of the leaders of our current world. It takes a toll on people who have little to no control what-so-ever on the allocation and movement of capital in most countries. What is going on? Why is there so much greed? It is extremely alarming that over 3 billion people (about half the world's population) lives on less than $2.50 a day. It not only goes to show you how much the world economy is unfair in the way it operates, but it makes the average person living in the West rethink the silly little reasons for his/her daily complaints.

While we complain about not having the XBOX-360 or complaining about not being able to pay bills on things that we don't need, half the world's children struggle each day to find food. Did you get that? Half the world's population under the age of 21 struggles to eat EVERY SINGLE DAY! Listen to this: Governments boast in their ignorance while allocating trillions of dollars towards senseless and unneeded warfare. Trillions of dollars!!! That is 15 zeros....towards unneeded warfare! If you want to impress me, spend a trillion dollars on eliminating hunger in disadvantaged countries of the world. If you want to impress me, allocate those funds towards the elimination (not prevention) of preventable diseases like Malaria, Cholera, and HIV(yes, it is preventable and curable). If you want to impress me, stop depleting "defenseless" countries of their valuable resources like Oil, Gold, Diamonds, and other minerals.

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the evil that is ravaging our world as I type this. We are not doing anything about it because we "think" we don't have power. Is that really the case or are we just too lazy to get off our comfortable bottoms to take control of and change our world? Our comfort is our self-destruction. We learn history to learn from man's mistakes in the past. Unfortunately, we treat history strictly as just an academic subject. Lord knows that if we were to learn from our dumb mistakes in the past, this world would be a better place. God, help us help ourselves. By your grace, we can once again be seen in your image. By your grace, we can once again love one another. By your grace, greed WILL become a thing of the past.

Either way, I will start changing this world one person at a time. God is calling me to the job, and I hope those reading this can do the same with or without your friends. BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE. But whatever you do, always make sure to do it for God and with God guiding you. That is the only way we can succeed in this crusade...A crusade against EVIL!


  1. "If..." by Rudyard Kipling

    If you can keep your head when all about you

    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

    But make allowance for their doubting too;

    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

    Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,

    Or being hated, don't give way to hating,

    And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

    If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;

    If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;

    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

    And treat those two impostors just the same;

    If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken

    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

    Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,

    And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings

    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

    And lose, and start again at your beginnings

    And never breathe a word about your loss;

    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

    To serve your turn long after they are gone,

    And so hold on when there is nothing in you

    Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

    Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,

    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

    If all men count with you, but none too much;

    If you can fill the unforgiving minute

    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -

    Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,

    And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

  2. Thank you for commenting Howard. The poem was very fulfilling.