Ever wondered when alleged progressives in Liberal and Conservative social ,or traditional media would shine a light into past , and on going wrongs at home , as opposed to only highlighting the atrocities across the globe , that - surprise , surprise -works to their benefits?
"Throughout the world, 250 million 5 to 14 year olds are employed; one half of these work full-time. Many children work in industries where they are exposed to harmful chemicals or other dangerous conditions."
One cannot also help but be repulse at the efforts of those that have likewise suddenly hijacked Civil Society , in their efforts to perform well appreciated ,good -again- far and wide , but yet fail to either place the hands of their own business and political leaders to the fire , or tackle blatant social , economic and political injustice closer to home . we'll start with gun manufacturers and the politicians that cuddle them. http://open.salon.com/blog/progressive_liberal/2010/06/29/some_facts_on_handgun_firearm_violence
If soccer balls are produced en-massed for Nike in Pakistan , and America baseballs manufacturers grew rich off child labor in non democratic Haiti,while both had staunch political and economic support from America, then who holds some culpability?
Care to guess what became of the kids of Miss Essy , and her husband with the wonderful scars that resulted from violent abuses at the hands of savage European plantation owners?
For the record, his descendants were never compensated for the free labor they gave to the development of this country as well as all of old Europe, and that’s a tragedy that should not be condone.
Did you know that "American prisons produce 100% of US military helmets, ammunition belts, bullet-proof vests, ID tags, shirts, pants, tents, bags, and canteens." They also supply 98% of equipment assembly services, 93% of paints and paintbrushes, 92% of stove assemblies, 46% of body armor, 36% of home appliances, 30% of headphones, microphones and speakers, 21% of office furniture, and much more?”
Now ask yourself , if this 2.4 million ,of which 15% are wrongfully convicted prisoners are unable to vote , as well , then what kind of government are you electing, and who benefits when race , and class , as depicted by black ,brown ,red,yellow citizens /immigrants ,and a few poor whites ,are thrown into the equations ?
Speaking of concerned for kids ,worst yet ,7.3 million children have at least one parent in jail or prison. Tragically 70 % of the kids , would follow such a parent along that career part ?