…how it is that our supposedly “Christian nation” seems to be virtually ignoring this? Other than this blip on the NYTimes radar, it seems we just aren’t interested in millions of dying Nigeriens…I mean, heck, forget aid efforts, we’ve got terror attacks to worry about.
I’m really sorry I don’t have any more to say, anything profound or constructive, any suggestions as to what should be done, any grand theological statements to make sense of this. I just don’t know.
I just keep thinking: shame on our God-damned McDonald’s-scarfing, Nike-wearing, Gap-shopping, wasteful, prodigal, petty little lives. Shame on our avarice. Shame on us for participating in a system in which certain ones are necessarily impoverished so that we can be comfortable…
[UPDATE: I just discovered that people from Niger are called NigeriEns, whereas people from Nigeria are NigeriAns. I have revised this post to reflect the correct usage.]