Matt Brundage

American insulation

Woman who loves Brazil... I found an old satirical article from The Onion that depicts the insulation many Americans have from the atrocities and poverty of Third World and developing countries: Woman who “loves Brazil” has only seen four square miles of it.

In all good humor is a morsel of truth — For instance, I have no idea what it’s like to be without means to acquire food or utilities, and I’ve basically lived a sheltered life. It’s also interesting (and kind of sad) to think that I can spend in one day what would constitute the annual per-capita income of some of the “developing” countries. We can do this and not even think twice about it.

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