Tree of Eden

Quote of the day

Posted in Uncategorized by T.Salami on February 25, 2010
“When the wealthy fuck up, the poor get to die” – from a Facebook friend who quoted it from someone else…

This is poignant in reference to Haiti’s recent quake. Many died, killed by collapsed buildings. Plus its highly likely that those of wealth constructed many of these buildings. Which raises the question: did the wealthy know of Haiti’s earthquake prone past when constructing these buildings? Also were they aware that these buildings were bound to collapse?

If the answer to both questions is no then should we call those of wealth who constructed these buildings ‘ignorantly wealthy’ and only an ignorant ‘fuck up’?

On the other hand, if they were aware of Haiti’s earthquake past, and chose to build structures that weren’t earthquake prone, should these unfortunate events in Haiti be rightly qualified as a wealthy ‘fuck up’ which the poor die from?

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