Thursday, January 13, 2005

To Give, Or Not To Give...
from the mind of  Zeke_Wilkins.

Some interesting thoughts by John Derbyshire on giving aid to Tsunami victims can be found at National Review (here). I'm glad I'm not the only one who has had similar thoughts. Colin Powell recently warned against sending too much money too fast, a possibility I think is more of an inevitability. As Derbyshire points out,

"Our charitable impulses are mediated by, well, our media. We see an orphaned child or a weeping mother on our TV screen, and are moved to pity. Nothing the least bit wrong with that; but the world is full of orphaned children and weeping mothers who never make it to the nightly news."

It just seems a little askew when celebrity-types try to play up their humanitarian role by donating and raising funds for the cause of the month when there were millions dying horrific deaths before the Tsunami that Hollywood has ignored.


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