I still can’t believe it.
I just got home from the liquor store and I’m pretty livid (no, this is not another one of my anti-public union worker rants).
What set me off this time are the people standing outside of the store with shameless, shit-eating grins and large plastic containers, eyeing everyone that approaches the entrance of the liquor store with a hunger for change in their eyes.
What kind of a mental image are you seeing in your mind right now?
Are you picturing mangy-looking homeless people dressed in ragged clothing?
Well, that’s not who was looking for a handout in front of the liquor store.
The people I’m talking about are a well-dressed middle aged man…and two kids about 13 or 14 years old.
They’re asking for spare change to finance their little league soccer team.
Yes – they’re actually standing there asking for donations so that a group of first world children can go out and kick a ball around.
If this makes you feel nauseous, you’re not alone.
Folks, just because the media is no longer reporting on the Philippines, doesn’t mean the country suddenly recovered from the typhoon. We’re talking about an impoverished country that does not have the infrastructure to adequately support the victims of the disaster.
Have any idea how much $10 American is worth over there?
Right now, as you read this, there are other 13-year-old boys, just like the ones standing out front of the liquor store, who are eating out of trash bins and sleeping in conditions that aren’t fit for your family dog.
I know because I’ve seen this first-hand.
Want a first-person glimpse into what’s going on in other parts of the world right now?
Check out these two excellent Vice Magazine TV guides to two very impoverished African nations:
Yup…pretty revolting stuff.
Can you see then why I feel so disgusted with seeing a bunch of privileged douchebags asking for change for something as banal as a sport when there are people who need REAL help for extremely SERIOUS problems?
Honestly, fuck your soccer and if you’re insulted by that statement, fuck you too.
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