Why Help Haiti When We Have Hurting People In Our Own Country?

One of my dear friends (who is my one and only firned) posted a ‘forward’ status. You know, one of those “99.9% of people are cowards and they won’t post this” forwards. I usually ignore those since I disagree with so many of them. I don’t harbor sour feelings against anyone who does post these or who’s feelings differ from mine. They have as much right to post any status as I do. Having said that, I would like to put down my thoughts on this recent ‘forward’ status and then I might attack a few more of them, just for some twisted fun. 🙂 (And a heads up to my dear firned, this is not aimed at anyone in particular and most especially not at you. Love you, my firned!)

Here is the status that went up today: Shame on you America: the only country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds, and mentally ill without treatment – yet we have a benefit for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations. 99% of people won’t have the guts to copy and repost this

My rebuttal: My first problem with this status is that last statement that you always see on these statuses. It calls me a coward! How dare it! It’s not bad enough I get bombarded by tv shows and video games and movies and music and emails that all come against my happy little bubble, but now I have to add fb statuses to that list! How wrong is that?

We do live in a country that is unprecedented in privilege and human rights. And we’ve lived this way so long we don’t understand how anyone else can’t see the ‘rightness’ of our ways. How arrogant! How conceited! How much we take for granted. We are living on the edge of a precipice and the abyss is waiting to swallow us whole. But that doesn’t mean I will sit around and not help when I see a need, a genuine, honest-to-goodness need. If your desire is to help the people in our own country, then do it! Don’t berate others for making a choice to help in a different area! What if we all chose to help disadvantaged teens. Then what would happen to breast cancer research? What would happen to the World Wildlife Fund? What would happen to the rain forests? All these causes have their place. And we are so blessed to have such a diverse community that we can all help in some way. Why do we disparage the choices of others?

Now that I’ve tackled that part of this little problem-I replied to that status with this sarcastic comment. “See the thing is this. Most people here have jobs. And they can’t understand why someone else doesn’t have a job. They figure that person wasn’t trying hard enough or else they must not care. And as for the homeless, it’s their own fault of course. They should have handled their money better, right? (end sarcasm)

We all have the same rights and privileges as all the rest of the people who are citizens of our Nation. We can either choose to give up when bad things happen to us. Or we can choose to fight through those bad times to get to the good ones. I’m not saying there are no exceptions. There are always exceptions to the rule. The exceptions are just harder to find b/c of all the people who are the ‘rule’. Until Obama has his way with the slaughter of our rights as a Nation, we all have the same possibility to succeed. The people in Haiti had a major disaster hit them. Why is it so wrong to help people who have a genuine need?

If you don’t believe me about Obama taking away our rights, if you don’t think he can, you should check out these links. These links will take you to info about how the UN plans to confiscate our guns (first link), an executive order to create a ‘council of governors’ to usurp the power of our senators and representatives and also demolish the states’ rights (second link), an order allowing INTERPOL to invade our privacy (third link), and one more verifying link about our President’s plan to let INTERPOL invade our privacy (fourth link).



http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-amending-executive-order-12425 (Amending of EO 12425)

http://threatswatch.org/analysis/2009/12/wither-sovereignty/ (More info on the amending of EO12425)

And that’s all I’m going to say on that score because concerning Obama, he’s not going to let anyone stop his agenda at this point. He will rip our country to shreds unless something drastic happens.

My friend is among the thousands of people who feel that their $10 could be put to better use somewhere else and that’s ok. But she also felt that her $10 wouldn’t make that much difference. I disagree. If $10 can buy 8 gallons of water or 6 packages of ground meat or a 20 pound bag of potatoes, that’s definitely something. $10 is $10 and it’s still $10 more or $10 less than what they had before. We chose to make a donation b/c we couldn’t actively go down there to help out. And honestly, I’d do that. I’ll donate money when I feel there is a real need and sometimes, I’ll donate money just because I feel like it. Everyone has to decide which cause is worthy on their own, though. And to disparage another person’s choice is a miserable thing to do.

Spreading misery doesn’t help anyone and only tears down those who choose to believe in it. One shame that our United States must own to is the tearing down of the spirits of her own people. Heaven forbid someone choose to be different! Heaven forbid someone choose to take a stand for someone or something that’s been disparaged by the masses! Heaven forbid we actually take literally all those rights we /are/ entitled to. And for the record, only CITIZENS (legal citizens, thank you) are entitled to these rights. If you want to talk about problems in our country, let’s talk about giving our rights away to illegal aliens in our country or the unconstitutional acts of the man who is supposed to be protecting our rights. But that’s another blog for another time.


2 thoughts on “Why Help Haiti When We Have Hurting People In Our Own Country?

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