The Inhumanity of Poverty
October 1, 2008 § 2 Comments
I find this rather disturbing–sociologists are attributing the rise of child-related violence to the rise of poverty. Net, they say that poor Filipinos are taking their frustrations out to their children. News reports show a mother throwing her child in the trashcan because she can’t feed him. While a rising number of cases reveal families either selling their kids or worst, killing them, because of poverty.
This is alarming indeed. Government should do something about it. Beyond the statistics, government should look into the sociological effects of rising poverty among 4 million Filipinos. Denied of any outlet to express themselves, Filipinos are turning to violence to cope with everyday misery.
These are signs that Filipinos are losing hope and invariably, losing sanity. What do we do about it?