Monday, January 27, 2014

Our Poor

Our modern society is worse than the Victorians in terms of avoiding unpalatable discussions. They avoided sexuality, we avoid poverty & injustice.

Obama disusses "income inequality" -- not pain & hunger. 

BBC News recently reported on the municipal public showers in Toulouse (link). Wise readers will recognize they themselves might suddenly be pushed to poverty and need such public facilities.

But we avoid discussing the poor, though their numbers multiply around us. It is surely easier to imagine they are lazy or somehow fundamentally different. But reality is our whole system, our attitudes, and our infrastructure are inhumane -- yes, cruel.

Wasteful Social Darwinism threatens richy too.