“I am hurted by this starving child, as I had a big thorn” (Miguel Hernández)

Friday, February 1, 2013

Let’s make from the great collective injustice, the great shame of our time, the "side effects" of a system based on the absolute power of money, the main reason of our daily actions, our mobilization for a life worth for all human beings. 

“Poverty is the most terrible way of violence," said Mahatma Gandhi. 

Let’s tend our hands to the needy versus superfluous consumption and waste. 

The underdevelopment and subordination’s spiral can only be avoided with endogenous training, help and knowledge. 

It is necessary to reach the unreached, to make visible the invisible yet, because "out of sight, out of mind".

Hitherto the progress and wealth have been distributed between the closed and protected limit from the inhabitants of the prosperous village that represent only 20% of humanity. 

“Each generation of children offers the possibility of rebuilding the world from its ruin to humanity”, said Eglantyne Jebb, Founder of Save the Children, in 1919. 

Unfortunately, the Republican Party of the United States has not allowed its country to sign the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Later, in June 2002, the Bush Administration avoided any reference to the Convention in the General Assembly of the United Nations. They also refused unanimously to sign the human right to food in the Conference organized by FAO at this respect. 

In 2000 when the Objectives of the Millennium were established, the richest countries were unable to approve a fund of 40,000 million dollars in order to quickly help the neediest. This is the amount currently invested in ten days in military expenditures and arms! I will never tire of repeating this: between 25,000 and 35,000 children under five die of hunger each day while “preparing for war” costs 4 billion dollars. 

Jon Sobrino has underscored the following terrible message and we should not forget: “The most widespread way of terrorism is to kill people by starvation”. 

Yes, every hungry child should hurt us as a big thorn...