Below is the trailer for The End of Poverty, a documentary written and directed by Phillipe Diaz, and narrated by Martin Sheen. It essentially posits that the world’s poverty, more or less, can be attributed to America’s trickle-down economic system. It’s probably right, too. And chances are, I won’t see this movie. Nor will you. Because we’re all assholes. Because we don’t like to think about this sort of thing. Because, even if we did want to think about it, we’re fairly powerless. It’s over our heads. It’s probably too far entrenched, anyway, for us to do anything about it. So, people in sub-Saharan Africa will continue to starve. They will continue to die of thirst. They will leave on the streets and in cardboard boxes while their country continues to pay interest on loans that the country never could’ve realistically pay back. And we’ll continue to obliviously go to the movies, eat at Taco Bell, pay $30 to have our toes painted, and try as hard as possible not to think about these countries and their problems. We have problems of our own, right? Who needs this Sally Struthers’ bullshit. We have to find time to update our Facebook statuses.
Jesus, we suck.