I have not blogged in a little bit. Feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment. But there is one thing that has been bugging me.
I may be callous, but I'm feeling Haiti overload. There are American's here who have no jobs, are homeless, children who will go to bed hungry tonight, people with serious diseases who have no access to health care, a government and politicians who are more interested in keeping score and winning some arbitrary numbers game - and there's a telethon on almost every single channel for Haiti. They need help, sure, but there's no telethon with celebrities for people without health care, or to raise the billions that are being cut from American education budgets, or to help people who have lost their jobs. We're being asked to give money. What money? We don't have any. I can't look past the man sitting next to me, who rides the subway to stay out of a blizzard, and give what little I have to aid earthquake victims on an island thousands of miles away.
Give if you can, but please don't forget those aid organizations who are working just as hard to help the people in your neighborhood or city. Their need is no less great.