is a perverse irony that two events are scheduled
to take place within 3 days of each other.
Nose Day, when well-meaning people from all classes,
creeds and races do what ever is necessary to raise
money to alleviate suffering and death, takes place
on March 14.
17 marks the deadline when it is generally expected
that terrible suffering and death will be visited
upon the already afflicted and impoverished men women
and children of Iraq by way of a massive and illegal
attack by US and British forces.
British Government, in the latest statement, estimates
this bloody imperial adventure will cost £1.75
is possible that as much as £10 million could
be raised for worthy causes by the various activities
during Red Nose Day.
we all start to feel indignant about the amount of
money spent to destroy life as compared to that raised
to save lives, we cant allow ourselves to forget
that, while people die in their millions of starvation
and other curable problems in poor countries, we in
the relatively rich EU countries guzzle our way through
ice cream to an estimated value of over £40
billion per year. To guard against tooth decay afterward
we pay £600 million for dental floss and £850
million in mouthwash.
is indeed a brave new world.
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