Video - Al Jazeera English. Hunger crisis stalks Chad's children. Published 24 April 2012 0on Al Jazeera. Official blurb accompanying video clip. Click on the link above to learn more about the crisis.
'Almost 130,000 children are at risk of developing acute malnutrition in the central African nation of Chad within this year, according to the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF. The crisis is worsening by the day and aid agencies say funds are not coming in quick enough to help. Charles Stratford reports.'
Commentary: Looking into the faces of these kids like looking into the eyes of death, recognizing that its flip side life is so closely aligned and so easily accessible. I can't look at these kids without thinking 'Those are my ffing kids.'
F-ck! They are everybody's kids. How do we allow crap like this to happen? It's like all the sh-t that happened with the Jews. How the F do we allow this sh-t to happen? I have got to do better, that's all I know. I have got to do better. That means I'm not just accountable to me and my family and friends. I'm accountable to the stranger I don't know, because there are no effin strangers.
What the F? How much do I pay for coffee in a day? How much do I drop on a effin journal. On shoes and all other sorts of miscellaneous shit that I do not effin need. I frickin hate myself when I look at clips like this. I see how pointless and wasteful I am. Just a frickin waste of space when so many people are suffering and I am doing nothing.
But instead of feeling sorry for myself, which obviously I am, making it completely about me (stupid bitch), I know I can help somewhat by donating dollars, whatever I have, whatever I can afford, whatever I want to give. I can make at least a temporary difference in a child's life, and though that is not a permanent solution, if many people give something it can have a significant impact.
Less licking of the self-inflicted wounds. Get up off my fat ass, or even sit if I want to, and make a phone call to donate, or, as fast, or faster yet, visit http://www.unicef.org/.
Fu-k eating pizza tomorrow or drinking a Starbucks Latte. F-ck buying lipstick, a new shirt, a frickin' Happy Meal. Be a hero. Buy a starving child another day of life. You stupid, greedy, selfish bitch. The last part of this rant is directed at myself. I have no excuses for not giving with consistency and for not choosing to make a difference in the lives of children who need so little just to stay alive. Stupid bitch!