The other one percent

The OWS people have made much of their pathetic status compared to the “wealthy 1%.” As I’ve mentioned before, this is a completely spurious argument, because it makes the 99% sound like a single homogenous lump all similarly situated to medieval serfs. Nothing could be further from the truth. In America, that 99% is a continuum, with subtle gradations from percentage to percentage.

The one thing America doesn’t have is a true bottom 1%. Yes, we have some homeless people, but they are not an economic block. Most are there because of brain damage, either organically or chemically caused.

This video shows what the real 1% looks like. It follows two young people in rural India with cleft lips and cleft palettes. The poverty is overwhelming and almost incomprehensible — yet there is hope, and love, and gratitude. It is an incredibly uplifting video. As you watch it, please consider something the OWSers don’t know or would prefer to forget: to the extent these damaged children in the bottom 1% in the back of nowhere are being offered normalcy and hope, it is the top 1% in America (plus the “evil” corporations), that provides the money that makes hope happen:

Smile Pinki from asg on Vimeo.

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  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    The Left will eliminate all such good from human existence, forever. They will never allow you or anyone else to make something better of their own lives. They will not allow it. And those who disobey, will be finished, destroyed, wiped out.

  • http://OgBlog.net Earl

     
    If you’d like to be part of the solution, here’s an organization I’ve sent money to for over 20 years…..
     
    http://www.smiletrain.org/