Dream in a Tunnel
Las Vegas, the icing on the
American cake which is the biggest in the
world that Chinese cake cannot match, not now, not
in a couple of years, least the cake made
by Chinese in Guangdong Province where China's largest gap
between the rich and the poor is displayed,
very much to the despair of the vast exploited
working class and to the delight of the minority
exploitative capitalist class, and, their associated local government
The biggest cake in question
is placed, regrettably, on a dirty plate
- an underground realm formed by sewage tunnels.
This is a path leading to
that dark and filthy underworld ...
And in the deep of this filthy
dark world ... there are evidences of human
Indeed, there is a human
here, although the floor is flooded with
And a family
also calls this place home.
And a retired cared by no
one but faces her final moment to arrive
And a young man sees no light
at the end of the tunnel.
(Photo credit to Austin Hargrave)
Intends to Declare World War
A research team from Columbia University’s Mailman School of
Public Health in New York City has estimated that 875,000 deaths
in the US in 2000 could be attributed to a cluster of social
factors bound up with poverty and income inequality.
According to US government statistics, some 2.45 million Americans
died in 2000. Thus, the researchers’ estimate means that social
deprivation was responsible for some 36 percent of total US deaths
that year, a staggering total.
However, while considerable effort is made to raise money for
research into methods of eradicating heart disease, the Obama
administration and the Republicans in Congress are currently
considering how best to decimate the programs that have historically
alleviated poverty and income inequality.
“This trend is consistent with expectations related to the recent
economic downturn,” says a note on the Childstats page. Some
have looked at this trend and predicted one in four children
in the US will soon be living below the official poverty level.
More at wsws.com (wsws.com
is a socialist website doing a good job at promoting social justice
but regrettably having appointed a CIA collaborator working on
its Chinese language site assisting U.S.'s
effort of spoiling China's socialist system)