What are We Missing?

One of the things I find most annoying about all the drama being generated by our Grand Poobah and his malignant administration is the fact that it has helped to take our attention away from other atrocities in the world.

Just the other day, I was wondering what had happened to the Kony 2012 Movement. I followed it very closely at the time. It was a world movement to get rid of Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army. This nut job thinks that all his human rights violations are justified because, among other things, God wiped out most of humanity with Noah’s flood. He’s also responsible for abducting children to fight for him, mutilating and raping women, and displacing about 2 million people in Central Africa over the years.

After a lazy internet search, of news that is at least a year old, I’m reading that his army has shrunk to about 200 people, and he is apparently still alive. That’s about it. Something really should be done.

Another thing that’s going on while Trump is getting increasingly orange is the rapid decrease of the polar ice caps. Does anyone care anymore? I do.

And have we forgotten the Ukraine? Does Putin get to invade another country and nobody reacts? Well, yes. We’ve long since forgotten about China’s invasion of Tibet, haven’t we?

And has the clothing industry done a single thing to improve working conditions since the factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing a thousand people? Not so’s you’d notice. It was once estimated that we could do so, if only we were willing to pay 10 cents more per t-shirt. What’s the hold up?

And I can’t stop thinking about the fact that 70 percent of the chocolate we consume is probably the result of child slavery. And the bees are disappearing. And then there’s starfish wasting disease and white-nose syndrome. And lest we forget, the outrageous treatment of the Standing Rock Water Protectors needs to be stopped. No one has a right to endanger anyone’s water source. No one.

It’s all so stressful and overwhelming and important, but instead we have to focus on the machinations of mango-head, lest he thrust us headlong into a world war. It makes me tired. Maybe that’s why he’s the leader of this three ringed circus—so we won’t be able to focus and therefore affect change outside the tent.


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