I am a Murderer

by Darwin Bedford, Spiritual Reality Therapist


Twenty-four thousand people die of hunger every day and I am killing them. An equal number are maimed for life from not having enough food to eat--and I am responsible for their suffering. I make mothers have to decide which child is to be fed and which child is to go hungry--and possibly die.

My actions allow this to occur. While I try my hardest to make myself comfortable, fellow members of my own species are suffering and failing to survive. I know that something is wrong here. I know that this is not my vision of the world that I want to live in.

I am responsible for this mass suffering and death by not acting appropriately to prevent it. If I were "in action" enough I could prevent death and suffering from poverty, but, instead I choose to enjoy my time and let others suffer. How can I live with myself? How can I tolerate my selfishness?

You are a Murderer

by Darwin Bedford, Spiritual Reality Therapist


Twenty-four thousand people die of hunger every day and you are killing them. An equal number are maimed for life from not having enough food to eat--and you are responsible for their suffering. You make mothers have to decide which child is to be fed and which child is to go hungry--and possibly die.

Your actions allow this to occur. While you try your hardest to make yourself comfortable, fellow members of your own species are suffering and failing to survive. You know that something is wrong here. You know that this is not your vision of the world that you want to live in.

You are responsible for this mass suffering and death by not acting appropriately to prevent it. If you were "in action" enough you could prevent death and suffering from poverty, but, instead you choose to enjoy your time and let others suffer. How can you live with yourself? How can you tolerate your selfishness?

cartoon from page 215 of The Hunger Machine by Jon Bennett

I'm OK, you're OK.
I'm dysfunctional, you're dysfunctional.
I'm a murderer, you're a murderer.


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