Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A Plea For Compassion
I want to say a few words about the floods in Pakistan. (This is what you get for reading a political scientists blog)
There have been 20 million people displaced by these floods. The donations for Haiti, and the tsunami have been far greater then what is being given now. This has been referred to as "donor fatigue". I understand that financially it gets exhausting for people to continue to donate to seemingly never ending disasters, but it is necessary. They need our help. The people of Pakistan continue to face much death and displacement. Our help and compassion is imperative for their survival.
We who live in the first world are spoiled. We live with extreme wealth due to the country we were lucky enough to be born in. We are no different from those who need our assistance, and no more deserving of food, water, shelter, and safety. Please consider that those in need are our family. They are our brothers and sisters on this planet and it is our responsibility to assist when and where we can. We need to start expecting more of ourselves as individuals and as a community. We need to expect more from the humanity within us.
Please donate today.