Saturday, July 30, 2011

Who Cares?

Let 'em eat bugs.

I will run out of bird seed tomorrow and I can't get to the store until mid week . Let 'em eat bugs. But the woman on the first floor is complaining about seeing seeds in the alley so I had to move the feeder. It means I can't see them any more, but at least I can hear them.

I saw a man standing on a levee with a fishing pole trying to catch any kind of fish out of the New York harbor to feed his family. What if he had no luck that day? Does any Congressman care? Let 'em eat bugs.

The landlord invoked a little known law allowing him to claim the apartment building for himself, so he sent around the Marshall to evict the tenants. They were all rent controlled apartments, the tenants had no place to go. Let 'em eat bugs.

In a New York City family court one day a woman went into the court room. a moment later the clerk came out and called for the Spanish translator. When none appeared the clerk went back inside. After a while they came out and when the Spanish translator finally showed up he had to explain to the woman that the court granted her the $80 in child support from her ex husband she had requested but as a result she had to give up the $110 she had been receiving from Welfare. There was no one in the court room to explain that to her. Let 'em eat bugs.

I know of a man who works as an Assistant Supervisor for a building he can't afford to live in. He holds on to the job hoping that when the Super retires he will get the job and then have an apartment for his family. Meanwhile they are living under a cardboard roof on the metal stairs that lead to the basement of a warehouse. He brings home food for them. His kids go to school. Some of the neighbors look after them but no one has an apartment large enough to take them in. They are a homeless family. Let 'em eat bugs.

In Africa, malnutrition is estimated to contribute to more than one third of all child deaths. 1 child dies every 5 seconds as a result of hunger - 700 every hour - 16 000 each day - 6 million each year. Let 'em eat bugs.

Who cares?
DB ' The Vagabond
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Beth said...

Sometimes it does seem that no one cares. That's why those who do should be encouraged and cherished.

As for the lady complaining about the seeds in the alley...does she own the alley? Well, you could probably easily rig up something to catch the seed coming off of the feeder. I know they sell such things in catalogs, but I think it would be pretty easy to rig one up using a plastic plate or something like that.


Arlene (AJ) said...

Does our govt. care about those who are homeless or hungry, not to much, but, of course our govt. officials never have to worry about that do they.

Maybe you could put a plate under the feeder that would keep your bird seeds from going in the alley, but can't imagine anyone complaining about this, she needs to get a life and enjoy versus complaining.

My have times changed, seems everyone always has something to complain about nowadays versus going with the flow and enjoying life....those people don't know what they are missing in life, it's a thing called being happy.

Sandisan said...

The world is in a pretty sorry state...we have turned into a land of haves and have naught. My heart aches when I see hungry children or a homeless family..there is just something wrong with a country that doesn't provide for basic help for these situations. I would ignore the woman complaining about the seeds...just sweep a little every other day...good exercise and it will keep her quiet. The birds have to live too, my Joe loved birds he would feed them, photograph them and sit on the porch listening to their sweet songs...extremely relaxing. I finally started writing back in my journal...come visit....

pacifica62 said...

I care.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

It is a sad thing that we have people struggling, and those who could help, don't care.