A painting, two days ago, one of the most sublime in all the world, is auctioned by Christies for 80 million dollars. It is to go into an obscure mansion, possibly never again seen, when such art should belong to the world, kept safe in an art museum for all who would see it. (Monet painting fetches $80 million)
Meanwhile, in Somalia, Ethiopia, millions, men, women and children, are dying in inhospitable near treeless deserts, swamped with the swirl of nostril and eye filling dust, exasperated by extreme heat, drought, and wars. (The story of the vulture and the child link here)
Those peoples are the strongest and most resourceful people on the face of this Earth, but every living entity has limits on what it can endure, and for Somalians and Ethiopians, death by the millions,… is their only escape. Thabo and Magabe are making sure the heat on Africa stays on, so that starvation can only spread.
How many could have been saved with 80 million US Dollars ? How many could have been spared if Zimbabwe were still the Breadbasket of Africa, instead of being Africa’s third basket case ?
From what Gods were we born in whose image?
Colin L. Beadon