Thursday, January 06, 2005

Tsunami of Aid

Now comes the windfall of aid to the tsunami victims and I am almost afraid and almost sure that a lot of this money is going to end up in the hands of the polititians and beauracrats. Already the food and medical aid is piling up, that makes me nervous, will these people get a fair shake, will their lives be rebuilt in the proper manner or will the money just serve to quickly piece together the beach front in hopes of luring back the much needed tourist money that the people of some areas in Thailand so desperately need. This area of the world already had a bad reputation when it came to great human relations. All I could hope and pray for are the people left behind in hopes that right is done by them.
In other news Nelson Mandela's son died of AIDS today and Mandela was brave enough to come forth with that admission. AIDS in Africa has touched just about everyone's life there and the pandemic is only getting worse. Sometimes I wonder if anything could get worse for poor Africa. And African Americans in the US aren't faring much better either, they make up a large brunt of HIV/AIDS infections and only make up a mere 13% of the population. Can someone say crisis!


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