Day 22: Inequality Injustice ⚖️
Don't let my smile from Rio's Carnavale a few months ago fool you ... this is a #TBT picture about vast inequality. Every year, the people of Brazil (and the world) look forward to this festival, where all the favelas (grossly poor neighbourhoods) put on the most spectacular song and dance for days and night on end. The people of the favelas may not be able to feed themselves adequately, resorting to theft and corruption, but they will slave over putting on this show once a year. Brazil is absolutely abundant in its cultural pride, but horribly disparate in its wealth.
This is true around the world, the tremendous amounts of people poverty-stricken and hungry. And western civilisation is largely to blame. Largely destitute nations export their farmed goods like coffee and fruits to make some sort of profit, but it ends up hurting the majority in favour of the few. Multinational companies have forced people out of self-sufficiency and small farms, and the resulting rising local food prices have literally starved them. So, I reiterate - BUY OR GROW LOCALLY. Doing so will:
▫️take power away from multinationals, making it harder for them to extract wealth and the best land from other nations
▫️put power in the hands of our neighbours, many of whom are victims of globalisation ⬇️There are 49 million people in the U.S. who consistently cannot afford a nutritious diet. Watch this super-inspiring Ted Talk from the South Bronx, one of the most impoverished urban areas in our country. This is what America should be about: