So much ugliness and injustice in the world

2016-01-20 06:00

NATURAL human virtues such as truth, goodness compassion, justice and beauty have been, and are being widely disregarded and even trampled upon and so we find millions of people in the world afflicted by grinding poverty and famine, by oppression and exploitation, by violence and the evil effects of unjust wars. If you look at the human condition, you cannot fail to be moved by the indescribable pain and suffering which many people undergo throughout the world. It is a dead conscience that is not filled with anguish at the sight of starved and shrivelled bodies, or at the sight of innocent children disfigured and maimed by chemical weapons. In anguish and even rage you may well ask, for example, what help is there for the millions of people in various parts of the world who face starvation and death as a result of famine, drought or being driven out as refugees from their home?

What help is there for the millions of people who are uprooted from their ancestral homes through political conflict, racial violence, sectarian strife or the economic greed of plundering industrial nations? What help is there for the health and quality of life of whole communities whose excreta flow in open drains around their shanty dwellings and whose children are infested with tapeworms and other debilitating and life shortening diseases?

What help is there for communities living under the stranglehold of drug traffickers of cocaine and crack, who would kill, rob, maim and impose their rule of fear and insecurity on what were once haven of peace and tranquillity, and so you can continue asking such questions and adding to the catalogue of falsehood, evil, injustice and ugliness in our world.

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