Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Poverty and Aids

I am sitting in front of the TV watching a special American Idol, Idol gives back(its to raise funds for charities both here in the U.S. and in Africa). It saddens me that on a Global, as well as National level; poverty and AIDS continue to increase at a dramatic rate. There are some countries in Africa that have 1/3 of its population with HIV/AIDS, a third. That is not right. Also in Africa malaria kills kids every 30 seconds, that is ridiculous. The Western nations have an obligation due to the exploitation they caused through colonization to remedy the situation. Due to NAFTA the middle class is disappearing in the U.S. with jobs disappearing and transfer to the Global South. This can anger anyone with a conscious.

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mikeofearthsea said...

People still act like "tribes" today - whether social groups or nation-states. This, unfortunately, means that "the status quo" can be very difficult to break - especially when "stronger tribes" only do "just enough" for the "weaker tribes" to sustain their "supremacy" (when the "tribes" are not "engaged" in a "tribal system" of tit-for-tat "tribal warfare")

A-Typical Sociologist said...

I have to agree Mike. Thanks for your comment