Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bloggers Unite for Hunger and Hope.

According to bloggersunited .org,

• Right now, more than 500 million people are living in "absolute poverty" and more than 15 million children die of hunger every year.

• World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the population is underfed and another third is starving.

• Even in the United States, 46 percent of African-American children and 49 percent of Latino children are considered chronically hungry.

BlogCatalog and Heifer International are calling for the end of world hunger and a start of hope today, April 29.

All I have to do to end world hunger is to join "thousands" of others bloggers today and write a post about world hunger.

I wish it were that easy. As much as we all want our fellow human beings to have their "daily bread", I know that nothing will be accomplished by a group of bloggers writing about something of which they have little first-hand knowledge.

Of course, the intentions are good; but, a starving child cannot eat your good intentions. There will be some reading this who will call me a hard-hearted, cruel bastard. I'm not. I just realize that we do not live in a Utopia where man is capable of removing all the bad things in the world.

As long as we believe man can do this on his own, we will continue to live in a world of hunger, poverty, war and disease.

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