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Jesus and Two Hundred and Forty Thousand Dead Children

December 10th, 2004 Leave a comment Go to comments

Christmas is coming and the goose, of TV ad revenues, is getting fat. Between now and 25th December children in the west will be increasingly high on sugar. Their desires must be satisfied in this capitalism=consumerism world. Otherwise the invisible hand of the market would not be operating efficiently.

The strangest thing is that in the developing world, between now and the anniversary of Jesus birth this sugar consumption represents, two hundred and forty thousand innocent children will die needlessly, often of hunger.

They will be the roadkill of the capitalist/consumerist juggernaut. As it sweeps its way inexorably to the destruction of humanity, if you do not care about them, as the manic street preachers indicated, care about your own children: “if you tolerate this, your children will be next”.

History will not wait for us to change our lives.

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