Allowing huge pharmaceutical companies to continue gouging the public for life-saving medicines is wrong. It’s about the corruption and greed that is rampant in our society, and how the powerful, wealthy, and elites do whatever necessary to amass even more wealth regardless of the cost or pain inflicted on the poor and the hungry. Such price gouging by big pharma is a clear demonstration of our society’s immorality and loss of values.
Powerful words, and a powerful perspective on a real danger…
One of my favorite Fantasy/Science Fiction authors, Ursula K. LeGuin, wrote that “dragons aren’t real…but they’re true.” I believe that.
And there’s a good reason why even just the thought of dragons frighten us. We instinctively know they are evil.
For anyone to horde life-saving resources while allowing 820 million of my brothers and sisters to remain chained in the shadow of hunger cannot be called anything less than evil. Allowing 20,000 of our family to succumb to the ravages of hunger every single day is evil incarnate.
So Melissa is spot on. Her tweet is absolutely correct. There are far too many human dragons in our midst. They are known as Billionaires.
WWJD? Yes, what would Jesus do? I think we all know. He would welcome the stranger, lift up the fallen, feed the hungry, and demonstrate compassion and love to all those seeking refuge and help.
Isn’t that exactly what we who call ourselves his disciples are supposed to be doing? Isn’t following the example of Jesus Christ exactly what should be reasonably expected of us?
You don’t have to wear robes to be complicit in Trump’s racism and xenophobia. You don’t have to chant or resort to the violence he routinely incites.You don’t have to parrot all his pathological lies.
All that is necessary to demonstrate your support is to quietly smile and say nothing…exactly like the Republicans in Congress do every single day.
There are far too many who no longer believe in the promises of Lady Liberty. They would be pleased to banish her and her values of caring, compassion and love for the downtrodden, poor and hungry.
I, for one, love her and her promises. I deplore our xenophobic racism. our selfishness, and our apathetic response to the growing hatred, fear, anger and ugliness of our culture.
I may be in the minority, but I want to help hold her torch higher and make it shine brighter. Working together I think we can make it happen. What do you want?