So what is it that brings celebrities across the Atlantic to voice their concerns in regards to the harvesting of seal pups, but prevents them from voicing their concerns to protest the plight of child exploitation in the mines and the Coca plantations of Africa.
I don’t know? But I’d hate to think that those poor little seal pups have a greater value to our society than African slave children.
But then again maybe it’s easy to protest seal pup killings because seal skin doesn’t interfere with the luxuries of life that we’ve worked hard to indulge in. Or maybe access to the children suffering on the coca plantations and in the mines is to dangerous. Or maybe it’s something else – in any case it appears out of sight out of mind.
My suggestion for this Christmas season would be to weigh out your options prior to buying a piece of chocolate or contemplating the purchasing of a precious gem – maybe it’s time we stand up and say no (COMMERCE RULES ALL) or maybe we look to balance our happiness in helping and giving as opposed to wanting and having. Far too often one man’s luxury comes at another man’s expense.
So don’t be a silent contributor – if you have some spare time at least look at the other sides of luxury before you choose to contribute.
Coca Plantations – http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/1208/Child-labor
Children and Tanzanite Mines – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geQrt1LDvu8
Diamonds – 4 Parts – Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aenFOPbBvQo
Greed Kills – http://www.youtube.com/embed/nGeXdv-uPaw