September 14, 2009 @ 12:52 am by sean
This is just remarkable. This is a worldwide issue, from our most intimate communities to every nation. It’s one of many issues we can all do something about. We, people of privilege, our society of privilege, have much to change in how we view other people, in what we deem other people as more valuable or less valuable, as if they are some kind of currency. Are we really any better than a caste system the way we look down on anyone in a “lower” position than us; consider anyone less “successful” as a failure. If we, even in our mindset, are not working to enable others around us, we are contributing to their disabling. When we start disregarding and ignoring our stigmas, we can finally do something for the amelioration of others and elicit positive change for someone besides ourselves. This year, just today, actually, the American team placed third in the City Cup, the third ranking of cups, and 19th overall. And that seems a bit more significant than anything most of our excessively paid professional athletes accomplish.
We don’t need social health care, welfare, social programs, when the church is doing it’s job.
I can’t finish typing this because there are too many links to follow from all this.
A New York Times article about Street Soccer
The Harlem Children’s Zone – this is just genius