How are those first world troubles?

Did your sport coat get ruined at the cleaners? Is the price of gas up another twenty cents? Was McDonald’s out of Chicken McNuggets? Did the water pump go out on the car? Is someone asking you to bake a cake for an event of which you disapprove?

Yeah, sometimes life sucks. Still, perspective is in order.

Thank God Almighty this isn’t your life.

Hundreds of men, women and children fight to get to the front of the queue as a refugee camp in Damascus receives food parcels after being cut off for months.

Today the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) called on rebel forces and Al-Assad’s troops alike to allow ‘safe and unhindered humanitarian access’ to thousands of civilians in Yarmouk, a Palestinian district in the Syrian capital.

Yarmouk has seen some of the worst fighting in the capital, leading to severe food shortages and widespread hunger.


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13 Responses to How are those first world troubles?

  1. Z says:

    Oh my. I always try to remind the complainers that it can always be worse.

  2. fasttimes says:

    an awful situation for those people. tyranny comes in many forms. some more obvious than others.

  3. reboot says:

    Think about that the next time you see christians slaughtered like hogs there.

  4. Frank in Texas says:

    Coming soon to states in the U.S. This looks pretty orderly compared to the mob that will descend when their EBT cards aren’t filled by the first of the month.

  5. R.D. Walker says:

    Convert that photo to black and white and you’d swear it was something out of World War II.

  6. rj says:

    The sad part is in today’s technologically advanced world the sole reason for most of the suffering is the power hungry assholes who drive these countries into the gutter in their quest for more power.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      That is so true. If those people were given a simple framework of freedom, private property rights, equitable law enforcement and uncorrupted contract enforcement, they wouldn’t be standing there like that. That, however, is rare in the world.

      We are still lucky to have had it. We meet here everyday to resist its ongoing loss.

      • fasttimes says:

        if i have learned anything from the Iraq and afgan wars it is you cannot “give” people freedom. that desire has to come from within the people of that country. you can support it when it start rise, but you cannot just go make people free who have no concept of what it means and expect it to stick.

        • rj says:

          aint that true, ya can lead a horse to water but cant make it drink,
          the thirst for freedom must come from within, it took generations of living under the rule of kings before the first persons came to this country for the sole reason of seeking independence and self sufficiency.

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