Note: To the White House
The reality of the common man is often lost on the super-rich and the pampered powerful of the world.
Not one of us will begrudge the right of anyone, including Presidents, to spend their money any way they choose, but to spend public money in elective public service, in the seemingly normal daily extravagance of privileged living is not proper.
The problem comes when what is common for the wealthy is opulence to common folk. It can be viewed as over the top, detached arrogance, conceited and out of touch with real life and it would be true. How many of us live with gold-plated faucets and toilets? How many of us can move from home to home and not take anything we need with us.
This old world has a lot of prejudice, pain, and hatred harboring in the minds and hearts of so many. Disproportional wealth has something to do with it. Taking that away does not solve it. Adding to the comforts of life for all is a start.
This old-world needs fixing for the future to be sustained in a balance of compassion, honor, dignity, revered culture and sacred beliefs.
Too many eyes are glazed over when seeing children with bellies distended in the body’s ache and search for nourishment. This old-world has millions dying daily from hunger and hunger-related diseases because some believe abundance is security. Millions in this old-world are uprooted in regional diasporas as the ignorant, cruel and dispassionate take by force and kill with pleasure for they know not their interconnection with the dying.
Can you imagine what would happen in the world if governments spent the billions they do on arms and wasteful projects on making a cripple child walk, the blind to see, the hungry to be nourish, and the chronically ill cured? How about just the everyday joy of a meaningful and a fair wage job, so that common comfort is not always tainted with worry.
Oh! There is such a list.