Posted: 26/11/2014 at 13:54
We are truely in the age of rage. Everyone has to be offended by something, there is always an angle to be found to snipe and criticise.
The majority of Africa is a pretty much a developed part of the world (education, sanitation & opportunities). However the pain an suffering that goes on in the remainder of the continent is unbelievable.
I agree with the view that the long term solution is to think big picture and work towards infrastructure and governments than can fix their own problems. However that takes time which people on the ground suffering today do not have.
As humans we have two options. Either complain that it is someone elses fault or responsibility or try to do something to help.
I do not have the guts, time or money to actually go and help so I choose to contribute financially to support organisations to do that. Whether that makes me a wimp or a hypocrite I am not sure.
I have not downloaded the song as I have the original (far superior) and I am not entirely sure how they plan to spend the money. I choose instead to donate to the DEC. However the people doing or buying the song are at least trying, seems to me they cannot win whatever they do.