Friday, September 24, 2010
Cross of Iron
The world is not spending money alone - it is spending the sweat of it's laborers, the genius of it's scientists, the hopes of it's children.
The difference between driving a Maybach and a Maxima is this (about $500,000.00);
It is the cost sending 15 children to Harvard for a year ($35,000.00)
It is the payment of rent for 662 average Americans ($775.00)
It is the health insurance payment for 37 American families ($13,500.00)
It is the total food bill for 50 American families for a year ($10,000.00)
The price of one Rolex Submariner wristwatch could pay for the repair of 3 needy families' leaking roofs.
The price of one Brioni suit could pay for mold remediation on the homes of 4 needy families suffering from asthma and/or allergies.
The price of one Mont Blanc Starwalker pen would feed two families for a week.
This is not a way of life at all, in any real sense.
Under a cloud of death and destruction, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.