While we've been squabbling over whether a government should provide health care to its citizens (heads up, America: the rest of the first world has already made a decision on this issue and, even today, we're still way behind the trend...so, awesome).
In the 12 hours since the SCOTUS decision about Obamacare
- Roughly 15,000 people died from malnutrition and starvation. What did you throw away today?
- 820,000,000 people struggled to find safe, clean drinking water (Meanwhile, I have gone to the Brita in my fridge today three times to fill up my water bottle, and can't even begin to comprehend what it would be like to not have access to drinkable water)
- Roughly 3600 people have contracted HIV (for which we have yet to develop an affordable, accessible cure), in spite of worldwide programs designed to increase awareness and stop the spread of the disease
- 360 people were raped or sexually assaulted in the United States alone
If all this can happen in 12 hours, what could we do with a week? A month? A decade? What could the world look like if we didn't get so off track?
Sorry that got so serious. I promise, the next post will involve a picture of a kitten.