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The Humanity Movement: H.O.W.
A giant of a man started a movement in a small community called HubPages. His vision, "Humanity One World"...to end poverty and abuse, to be one people no matter where in the world. We've heard similar pleas before but have we ever actually done anything about it? REALLY done something about it?
Yes, I, like most of you have made my donations....I looked for necessary items for the victims of Sandy...I went and bought some baby clothes and pet food to donate but I know I am not alone in this effort. I have family touched by this scourge of Mother Nature. My daughter lost her beach house...gutted because of the rising water....my niece lost her vehicles to the rising water...everyone on the eastern seaboard has a story to go with the ravages of Sandy. Donations of goods and time are great, but how long will they continue? When the furor dies down will anyone be there to help and comfort those who suffered the greatest losses? Will we still be there to help?
Read More; Right here on HubPages
A hub by another wonderful hubber, Lord, in response to Bill's; A New Hope For the World and Our Country / Giving Back with a Heart
Linda's hub; Organizing for Human Rights and Social Justice
Watch for more hubs as we spread the word! Please forgive me if I omit anyone who has joined this effort. I know it is going to snowball and be hard to keep up. Check links here and in the hubs mentioned. Spread the word. Thank you.
I have to say the thing in Bill's article that shocked and angered me the most was this;
Four times I have written about child abuse, and four times I have had the advertising pulled on those articles because advertisers do not want their products associated with issues that are so depressing.
As Bill said, it is not about the advertising but about the message the advertisers are sending. How dare they not support articles that are exposing the horrors that some children are not only exposed to but made to suffer through day after day. No human being has the right to inflict pain or indignity on another...and when you are talking about children it should outrage the entire world! One abused child is an offense against mankind! One abused child should raise the indignation of every living adult! One abused child should be rescued and protected the very instant the abuse is made known.
CHILDREN SOLD AS SLAVES!!! Can you even believe this happens in this day and age? Well, it does. What are we doing about it? Have you ever heard of "Anti-Slavery International" ? It is a British charity. I can't wrap my mind around the fact that such a charity even needs to exist...but it does! "Count on 2 First" reported on January 18, 2010 that;
"The disturbing underworld of sex slavery is the fastest growing crime in the world. But what people most don't realize is that it's happening right here in Southwest Florida – from areas you might never expect.
In this world that many people do not even know exists, children are exploited and sold for sex."
Yes, I missed this newscast too. On what planet and century is something like this not front page news in every newspaper in the Country? Scratching your head and saying you thought this was a problem in Third World Countries? From Fox 19 in Ohio;
"In 2009, a report was conducted for the Attorney General's office estimating that "...of those American born youth in Ohio, 2,879 are at-risk for sex trafficking, and another 1,078 youth have been trafficked into the sex trade over the course of a year.""
It really is time to stand up and fight for our children! Every child in the world is our responsibility and its time the world began to take this responsibility seriously. I've only touched the tip of the tip of the iceberg!! These are our children! This is happening in the United States!
Song About Child Slavery And Human Trafficking TAKE NO GLORY
And what of our returning veterans? Are they getting the medical help they need? Are they getting financial assistance from the country they fought for? Statistics say 75,000 veterans are homeless on any given night....think about that staggering number....75,000 of the men and women who put their lives on the line, voluntarily for this country, return to homelessness! They return "from the war" but they are still living the war. There is no normal life for them.
Think about it...this Country paid to feed and clothe these 'soldiers' and send them into harm's way...then when their fighting was done, this Country brought them home, and dumped them? How can this be when we send billions of dollars of aid to other countries to help them with housing? Isn't there something wrong with this picture?
Poverty and Foreign Aid
Did you know in 2011 Apple's top executive made $378 million dollars while it would've taken 6,258 typical Apple worker salaries to match Cook's total pay? That's according to CNN Money.
David Simon of Simon Property made $137 million for last year; a minimum wage worker at Simon's mall would take 9,096 years to make that much money. That's according to huffingtonpost.com...the article goes on to say someone making the average median salary of $39,312 per year would need to work 3,489 years to make that much money....how many people are currently making even the 'national average' of $39,312 per years?
According to bread.org, "14.5 percent of U.S. households—nearly 49 million Americans, including 16.2 million children—struggle to put food on the table."
To maintain a strategic partnership with Egypt the US will give Egypt $1.5 billion this year according to CBSnews.com....are you seeing the discrepancies here? Do we stop poverty in this country by giving $1.5 billion to Egypt? We give aid to over 150 foreign countries in the world....and yet, we have poverty and hunger right here in the United States! We need nutrition programs to see that every American is eating, we need a jobs program to see that every American can get a job but what do we have? Foreign Aid! I don't know about you but I'm just speechless about this!
Now, I could go on, I could give you more statistics, I could try to make you feel guilty or outraged, but....I think after reading this, or I hope after reading this, you already are.
Join Bill's H.O.W. movement. Write a Hub or a newspaper article in support of Humanity One World...let's fight for the underdog for a change. Let's worry about our neighbor! "Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers...that you do unto Me."
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