I'm coming to a crossroads in my life. College is behind me and I'm making money. And trying to figure out what to do with it. Who I want to give it to and who I want to make sure never gets any of it. And the lines are so blurred.
The tsunami happened and I made my donation. It was unbelievable to me how people from around the world came together and got things done. Money was liberated from pockets, people got on airplanes, food was delivered, and people were saved. Within days, even hours. We can get things done, when we take action that gets things done.
I love Bono. I love U2. I think that he means well, but what is the deal with this "hold a rally" method of political persuasion? Bono and his Hollywood friends have launched a new website, www.one.org, to fight global AIDS and poverty. And who's not for that? Everybody wants that. My question is, what is this One organization about? What do they do? Because if all they're about is holding protests outside the G8 summit, maybe I'll start my own charity.
Let's face it, Generation X, the generation that is swayed by people like Bono and Brad Pitt, are in office cubicles during the G8 summit. So if you can't get what you want from the American government, if a bunch of teenagers and what Senators think of as jobless radicals isn't working, isn't it time to appeal to me and my yuppie food stamps?
I'm looking for a charity. I'm looking for someone to give my money to--someone that will take action. That will feed hungry people. I know that there is no more important cause out there than world hunger? Will someone organize an actual fight?