Recently, a research letter came out stating that approximately 10.5 million children lost a primary or secondary caregiver to COVID-19. These children lost parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other adults who watched out for them. About 7.5 million of these children became orphans.
Many countries and organizations are currently working to identify and help these children and their families with money, food, and different childcare arrangements.
Do you know who's not helping these children?
The United States Federal government
(Probably none of the state governments either, but I have not done the research to verify this.)
We live in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. But we, as in the American society, are doing nothing to help these children deal with the grief of losing someone so close to them. We are doing nothing to help their families cope with the lose. We aren't even discussing the situation or widely acknowledging that this is a problem.
I grew up thinking of the U.S. as a humanitarian country. We sent food to starving nations. We sent clothes, shoes, and books to people who needed them.
But that is a lie. The United States has, as far as I can tell, never been about helping people. Any humanitarian effort is window dressing, a way to appear good without actually being good.
Did you know that the U.S. federal government purposefully poisoned alcohol during Prohibition to kill anyone who drank it?
The government knows it is not stopping drinking by putting poison in alcohol. It knows what bootleggers are doing with it and yet it continues its poisoning processes, heedless of the fact that people determined to drink are daily absorbing that poison … Knowing this to be true, the United States government must be charged with the moral responsibility for the deaths that poisoned liquor causes, although it cannot be held legally responsible.