Tuesday, May 26

from BODY COUNT, by Christian Jungerson

We all know that the bottle of wine we've drunk tonight could have
paid for vaccinating twenty kids and saving the life of at least one.
I very much hope that the world will become a better place. And if it
does, our grandchildren may look at us the way young people today
regard the generation who collaborated with the Nazis. They'll say, "I
do not understand you." We will explain that life simply was the way
it was. "Famines came and went and no one did anything about it.
People died of hunger to provide us with cheaper coffee." We'll have
to admit that we knew but chose to do nothing about it.

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