Meat nor drink nor money have I none.
Still will I be very merry merry-
An old round, lots of fun to sing with 3 or 4 parts, and with a German version too; Hey-o spann den Wagen an.
A couple days go Daharja commented on my "Emergency Room Shock" post that the big financial crisis stuff was really mostly an American problem- not the rest of the world yet.
But it is. If you want more heartbreak, read this BBC article about the situation in Haiti. Or this one, on East Africa.
Haiti has been a humanitarian catastrophe for decades at least- hundreds of years, really. But this is different. From being "on the edge" - they are over it.
A million homeless? A city- entirely flattened? 17 million starving in Africa?
One ship from the USA- could make a huge difference in the suffering. But- we're just too busy to notice, and too frightened for our own futures to care.
We'll be seeing a lot more of that- but it's already here. Darfur- in our own backyard, right now.