Sometimes it’s worth remembering that the ridiculous political battles that take place here in the US, or the stupid petty things we worry and fret about are really not that important. Sure, the implications of a US default are a big deal, and yet the fact that we’re even having this political fight reveals the depths of cynicism we’ve reached as a country.
We are lucky to have been born here, in the West. Nearly everything we’ve achieved, every brilliant thought, every dollar we’ve earned has been the result of the serendipitous occasion of our birth.
The world is a craps table.
More images of the famine in East Africa at The Atlantic.