You Gotta Rob To Get Rich In The Reagan Era
Poor people in Africa forced to live in tents
With their villages taken over by angry warlords, they pack all their belongings into bags and run
New villages are formed wherever it's safe
The lucky ones have a shed to live in
Some used to hold esteemed positions in their society. Shaman Brown used to channel the energy of Electro, native god of thunder, for use in houses
Villagers collecting firewood
This tent village is called New Jack City
Inside of a tent: a modest kitchen
Villagers' simple diet
This villager pays for his meals by collecting empty cans
It's sad that we allow things like these to happen in Africa. Just because it's far away and not in the media spotlight, people forget that Africans suffer in poverty every day. If Americans would not allow their neighbors to go trough such hardship, so why let Africans live in squalor?
Harsh lessons that while it's all grand to worry about the war in Darfur, Animal rights issues and environmental concerns it's easy to overlook at our nation's in trouble and the trickle down effect is causing many families to live in conditions that would bring out Sally Struthers rear her face and ask for change.
So no matter how bad life may be treating you right about now, perhaps you should take a moment every now and then and think of how it doesn't suck to be you right now.