There just to be an old cliche I remember from the fifties about soviet Russia that went “there are three classes of people in Russia, those that are in prison, those that just got out of prison and, those that are on there way to prison”. Well after a number of years on this planet I have come to understand that in reality this curious cliché really applies to just about everyone everywhere in the world. And as most typified in the “civilized” world, justice is really only for the rich (or those with the biggest guns). The largest industry in the world is the building of prisons and there upkeep. This is of course only applies to countries where systematic summery execution is not state of the art. Anyway the point of this dialog is supposed to illustrate the sad state of the lack of sanitation in the world today. I’m a little put off by this when I am constantly reminded that most of the world goes to bed hungry anyway. Dysentery and rampant disease, war, puppet oligarchies, and continuous extortion of the poor to satisfy the Conspicuous Consumption of the elite and even there pontifical attitudes of pointing out minor atrocities of inequities while driving home in there gas guzzlers, makes me want to throw up. How sanctimonious, how self-serving, how much BULL can one planet sustain while throwing up tons of methane, that really creates global warming, so that they can have (in the end) a chicken sandwich or, a burger, stuffing there fat, obese faces, while the rest of the world (the majority) languish in malnutrition. Awhile ago John Dunn reminded us, truly, to “Ask not for whom the bell tolls” and that “No man is an Island”. I am sorry that this has all come to a worldview Charles Dickens novel.
Entry for: The World Toilet Day