Punishing Not Required

New Orleans goes on but is far from over. Food prices and economic turmoil, like we needed that, have pushed the number of hungry to almost 1 billion, a 7th.

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2008.

For millions of people in developing countries, eating the minimum amount of food every day to live an active and healthy life is a distant dream. The structural problems of hunger, like the lack of access to land, credit and employment, combined with high food prices remain a dire reality.

But, but, oh, the banks, the cars, portents and war.

As we leap we weep.
Damn rush to nonsense.
Noisy pulpits uppermost.

Oops, my incongruity misaligns.