Parts 2 and 3 are coming soon.
Here’s is screenshot of the status update and following comments of one of my Facebook friends from earlier this week. This is someone I’ve been acquainted with since high school. I also am acquainted with most of the people commenting. Although I’m not particularly close to any, I would describe them all as well-educated, professional people, realitively aware of the world in which they live. Several of them have lived and/or traveled abroad, either as volunteers of one kind or another or as students.
Check it out:
I do not share this in order to demean or make fun of anyone, or even to make the point that I or “we” (including all of you, gentle readers) are the chosen illuminati, and everyone else but clueless morons.
Rather, I share it as one example of where orinary, respectable citizens are in their thinking and attitubes about “helping the poor.”
These people represent our Third Audience.
We very clearly have our work cut out for us.