Thursday, April 05, 2012


I actually understand this. I really do. I can easily imagine being in this man's predicament. What I don't understand is how humanity, as a species, can allow its members to be brought to this point.

"I find no other solution than this dignified end before I start searching through the trash for food."

-- THE SUICIDE NOTE OF AN ELDERLY GREEK MAN who shot himself in the head in front of Greece's parliament over his financial troubles; demonstrators took to the streets of Athens, clashing with riot police

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:01 AM

    As bad as things may be in Greece, it's nothing compared to the poverty I've seen in my travels to Nepal, and, to a lesser extent, eastern Turkey and Tunisia. You ask a great question: how do things get that way? The answers seem so very, very complex, and often depend on the country. But it so often boils down to self-centeredness of the political class.

    --Bryan Doug


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