I caught the tail end of a news bulletin on BBC 1 yesterday - it was about the fate of children in a middle east country - I do not even know which one as I came to it late.
I sat and watched the suffering of these children and just felt despair and above all else total impotence.
We can do absolutely nothing about these dreadful situations. Giving to charity is a hit and miss affair - you just don't know where the money goes and which corrupt officials in these countries are syphoning off their cut. We can do nothing about Britain's involvement in the arms trade.
I almost felt envious of those generations pre-global media who just got on and tried to lead decent lives. That sounds very selfish I know - but what the hell can we do?
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