Normally I have no trouble with jet lag and different time zones. Not so on this trip.
I got to bed yesterday at 3am. I slept until 11am. After a full day today I turned out the lights at 10:30pm. And…I still haven’t been to sleep. I blame the beautiful Bangalore full moon.
I stayed in bed until 4:30, but finally gave up, got up, and have been working ever since. Hopefully, I might get a short nap before this afternoon when I make my presentation at J.P. Morgan Chase. (it’s always embarrassing when the speaker is the first one to nod off.)
After my first presentation I have a dinner meeting and longer presentation to Stop Hunger Now India’s board and key volunteers. And, unless I miss my guess, that will be followed by a more informal time of getting to know one another and building relationships.
My good friend Dola, the Director of Stop Hunger Now India, has promised me I will get back to my hotel in time to get my bags and check in at 2am for my 4:30 flight to Nicaragua. I just hope I can stay awake long enough to make it onto the plane.
Inequality continues to grow in the United States as the wealth being amassed the top one percent gets ever larger and more of the lower middle class is being pushed into poverty. This is not just and it is not sustainable in the long run.
At the same time this is happening we now have those that stridently blame the poor and hungry, demonizing them for being poor. This is not only wrong and totally mean-spirited, it shows a disregard for the truth and a lack of compassion that borders on being immoral.
Let’s give credit where credit is due. The rich, top 1%, get richer by the hour, while the number of poor continue to grow larger and are sinking ever deeper.
This is all happening at the same time the rich point their golden finger of blame at those that they are allowing to drown. Blaming the victim is nothing new, but it is uglier and more mean-spirited than ever.