For his fellow man
by Ted Rudow III,MA
Sunday Jun 28th, 2009 12:46 PM
Most of these problems are caused by Man's own injustices and foolishness over the years, sometimes centuries. When the population of a country mishandles its water, soil, trees and natural resources, erosion and desolation often result. But while the Western World spends hundreds of millions of dollars on storing or destroying these surpluses, and on lavish exercise and dieting programs to lose weight, and subsidises and pays farmers not to grow crops, the poor nations of the World starve!
Even when the rich of the World are touched to help the needy, the roads into famine-stricken areas are often either disintegrating or virtually non-existent, trucks and heavy vehicles are a rarity and break down continually, and few planes are available to fly in relief. And this is not to speak of the greedy and corrupt officials and middlemen siphoning off a large part of this.
In short, the countries which need help the most have an infrastructure which is so undeveloped and officials so corrupt that it makes it almost impossible to help them. Man's selfishness, that's all it is--man being selfish and not looking out for his fellow man. God help us!
Ted Rudow III,MA