Money or Life? Which is more important?
Where has our outrage gone? There was a time when a crime involving children was cause for an outcry. The desire for revenge against the monsters that harm our children. But lately, it seems, as if a child disappearing or dying is just more of a time filler on the news. For these families, the heartache never leaves. Only two shows are widely watched, that deal with crimes against children, America's Most Wanted and Nancy Grace.
To prove the point, I wrote two articles, one detailing the decision by the Canadian Supreme Court in support of Wal Mart
Wal Mart does it again. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favor of the chain store.
But in a refugee camp, 7 kilometers from the heart of Kabul, are uncounted civilian casualties.
Families, mainly farmers from the southern part of the country, have come to this camp. Fleeing from the violence of war, they have found no compassion from the Karzai government or, apparently, the UN. The majority of deaths reported by the men in these camps are children and women. They succumb to the pestilence, hunger and cold.
I received more comments about the evils of either the union or Wal Mart than I did about the innocent in a warzone. Of course, the story out of Kabul hasn't made any air time on the main media in the US. Wal Mart tends to always be leading news. This makes me wonder about the media and the US populace.
When a child goes missing, the only coverage usually given is that areas local news or shows like those mentioned above. But when a story of big business comes out it hits every major news outlet (AIG, GM). How has this country gone from the moral imperative to establish rights and freedoms throughout the world, to carring more about what a CEO makes in his bonus? When did it become appropriate for money to outweigh human life?
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