Saturday, June 17, 2006

Starter Castles

Many Americans, and I would venture to guess all prominent Republicans, live in houses like this. Yet:
Report reveals global slum crisis

Slum-dwellers who make up a third of the world's urban population often live no better - if not worse - than rural people, a United Nations report says.

Anna Tibaijuka, head of the UN Habitat agency, urged governments and donors to take more seriously the problems of at least a billion people.
That is, one out of seven citizens of the World (a meaningless phrase if there ever was one) live like this:

or like this:

Children who live like this grow up to be physcially, intellectually and emotionally stunted, like this:

But increasingly, they will wind up like this:

Terrorists were once children. Terrorism is not a conscious decision; it is a learned response.

Houston, we have a problem.


Redjalapeno said...

This post points to the premise that terrorism will not and cannot be solved militarily.

Please forward a link to the blood-thirsty Keystone Cops in the White House.

Dr. C said...

Thanks for stopping by R.J. Hope the peppers are soaking up rays.