Daily Draw: Tarot of Gnomes ~ 8 of Coins
Poverty sounds better in Italian...La Miseria. Bet it doesn't feel any better. We've been broke, not a nickle to our names, but we've always had jobs so it was a relative term. Saltines with syrup on them will keep you alive until payday whether you enjoy the meal or not. I would guess most of the middle class can say the same. We've been broke, we've been not broke...and we can understand poverty.
You have to be a millionaire to run for president in this country. At the early stages you basically run on your own dime. It is only later that the campaign contributions start rolling in. I don't believe we've had a president since Harry Truman who really understood life at the poverty level. Maybe it is important that they understand the world of finance from the top, but they surely do not understand hunger and cold. Anyone who thinks $600.00 is going to fix broke has no concept of real poverty.
I'm reminded by this card that I have my cupboards stocked with food, I can afford my electric bill, there is a roof over my head, I have a paid for vehicle and cash for gas, I have a great job...what I lack in my life that money can buy isn't worth thinking about or moaning over.
"The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied...but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing." ~ John Berger 1926-
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