|Waiting for something?|
From here its so blindingly obvious that the entire “west” is living way beyond its means, way beyond a level at which all basic needs are reasonably met, way beyond a point that in the face of reality in the third world could reasonably be justified, that the feared “Austerity Measures” could perhaps more accurately be described as a “reality check” . It seems – no it IS - wrong, surely, that on this now tiny planet there are people wealthy enough to employ a fulltime crew in uniform to look after their mega-yacht worth tens of millions of dollars, while millions and millions of their fellow human beings try to survive on $2 a day. In the west there is an “Obesity Epidemic” for gods sake, and people pay extra to buy jeans that are pre-ripped and pre-aged, trying to act poor when in fact they have so much money they barely know what to do with it. If they are trying to identify with the poor of the world, let me tell them that people round here wouldn’t even dream they could have something as nice as your precious pre-faded and pre-ripped jeans. Come here and I’ll show you what ripped and faded jeans are REALLY like!
|Well patched shorts, commonly seen|
People have written to me and said after reading about Motta they feel bad about the way they live, and yet I know these are decent ordinary people living average lives in the west. I don’t believe any of us need to feel bad about where we happen to have b een born, I am not writing this blog to make people feel bad, and I don’t want to sound like an old Testament Prophet calling down fire on the west.. The truth is the west is my home and I think its absolutely wonderful. Well, mostly.
|Todays Lesson :Living on $2 a Day 101 :Cant afford a new plastic bowl? Stitch the wrecked one together!|