Since the bombings in London a week past yesterday (Thursday), when 52 people were killed at the hands of terrorists, over 240,000 children have died as a result of poverty in the world.
It feels like people have forgotten about the drive to rid the world of poverty? Why aren’t people up in arms (limbs, not weapons)? Why haven’t we taken to the streets? Why haven’t we picketed Parliament, Downing Street, every government building in the country and demanded that poverty is ended?
I saw a poster today for the Live 8 concert DVD that invited potential purchasers to relive the concert where musicians changed the world. Well, for one I didn’t think it was about the musicians, I thought it was about us! And for two, did we change the world?! Did we really?
While I don’t want to diminish the awfulness of the indiscriminate bomb attacks in London — my brother knew one of the girls caught up in it, she was in the year below him at Aberdeen University — there have been 4,615 times as many deaths since Thursday-past that could have been prevented.
Keep an eye on Steve Lawson’s blog, folks. He’s still asking the right questions.