Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tell Me Why

That's all for now
Let's all think of an answer.

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Blogger Touta said...

I'm so unbelievably creeped out by this, but i have no idea why.

4/18/2009 12:35 AM  
Blogger moonlight said...

:( sad yet so true. I don't know how there could be a good enough answer to this question though.

Thanks for sharing

4/18/2009 1:10 AM  
Blogger khalid jarrar said...


4/18/2009 3:48 AM  
Blogger David said...

First, let me say that boy can really sing! Its a rare thing to see a child project so much power into a song.

Attawie, I do have some thoughts, but you may not like them. The song asks why so many children are in need. It asks why children have to grow up to fight in wars. It asks why everyone doesn't give a helping hand.

Well, some of us have a generous spirit and we do give a helping hand. But, many of us do not. First, a lot of people in the world are poor. Something like two billion out of the six billion on the Earth go hungry every day. Its hard to give a helping hand when you need one yourself. Secondly, I am sorry to say that a lot of people are just selfish.

It is my definite opinion that at the crux of the problems that the song describes is the fact that there are too many humans on the Earth and not enough resources to support us all. People in the United States, even poor ones, live pretty well compared to many other places in the world. Well, it is worth examining why that is. The population of the United States is about 5 percent of the world's total population, yet the United States consumes 25 percent of the world's resources. If everyone in the world were to live at the same level as average people in the U.S., we would need the resources of at least four planet Earths. This being quite impossible, the result of America's conspicuous over consumption is that the rest of the world must live in even deeper poverty than it would if Americans shared resources equally.

A lot of wars throughout history have been fought over the control of scarce resources. I don't see that changing in the future. In fact, I can only see such conflicts intensifying as long as the human population continues to grow. The poor will get even poorer, while the powerful will have to compete even more to control the smaller slices of pie that remain.

Honestly, I am not at all optimistic about the future of the human species if we do not make some serious changes. It is critically important that we reduce the growth of our population and ultimately reduce our numbers. If we don't do it voluntarily, then war, famine, disease, global warming, and other disasters will reduce our numbers instead.

Sorry to be so pessimistic, but that is honestly how I see the world.

4/18/2009 8:51 AM  
Blogger Khalid from said...

I supposed to leave my comment here some days ago but it's getting busy all the time. Thank you for the video and it's a wake-up call to all of us to find a global solutions to deal with such a chronic problem. We should help children to enjoy a better life. Thanks.

4/22/2009 6:25 PM  

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