... of the Used, Abused, and Utterly Screwed Up.

A Secular Franciscan looks at the world... with a more jaundiced eye than ever... and lots of ellipses for you to fill in the missing text...
(with thanks to Thomas S. Klise for the title)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I listened to an interview with him

The U.N. official, that is.

Food for thought: Why David Olive is ashamed to be a Canadian today

We're a 1st World developed country that had its first food bank start in 1990 as a temporary measure. They're now a fixture. In a country driven by Capitalism, it may be that the food banks actually fulfilled a purpose for our Capitalist leaders - they took away the guilt and political issues that would accompany people starving in their homes or on the street and lessened the possibility of violence over the lack of food. For the politicians it was all win.

This is a national disgrace. Jason Kenney has the gall to suggest that the U.N. shouldn't chastise us. Perhaps it may be our place to remind Mr. Kenney that his government is failing in one of the most basic of tasks - providing food for those most impoverished in his own country. Great thing those blinkers, aren't they Mr. Kenney?

The only plus in this is that we're one step better than the U.S. - they tried everything possible to prevent the U.N. from even collecting data in their country - so that makes us one step up. Whoopee. Some great place to be.

I, too, am ashamed to be a Canadian today. I'm ashamed to live in a country that lets poverty like this happen. I'm ashamed to live in a country that can elect such a heartless and uncaring government...

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