Let's put this to bed.
Here are 12 'documented' cases of Starvation in the USA. Find me a case where a child died from starvation due to no access to food or medicine, and I will do what I have done in the past: admit I was wrong.
In all 12 cases, the parents were prosecuted criminally: and had intended
thier children to starve.
the findings were that "The families of all children in our series had access to medical care
and resources, and all victims had siblings to whom food and medical care was provided
, many within the period of time that the victim was starving."
Also, this published study found that "Starvation is an uncommon
but potentially lethal
presentation of child maltreatment in the United States. A careful history, including documentation of food availability and intake, is helpful in distinguishing intentional from unintentional starvation."
Read that again" uncommon
. By the time you finish reading this post, another child somewhere in the world will have died from starvation
. Not, intentional, 'crackhead mama' starvation, but real, oh sh*t, we aint got no food
Like I said: there is a difference between hungry
"The kid in the projects in Oakland doesn't tell himself that he has to be strong because there are children with even worse hunger 15,000 miles away", but his mother should. Mine sure did. But the kid dying in a favela in Brazil or the slums of India, likewise, doesn't bemoan the fact that there is another kid in Oakland that will live, while they die.
This is the reason why Ms Fonda has done something you have shown a willing disregard to do: admit when she was wrong.
if you want proof, or to look at some very disturbing pics:http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/c ... 116/6/1309
You can think whatever you wish: But Hosea, a man who has travelled to the worst parts of the world and seen the worst parts of the USA knew damn well that our kids weren't 'starving'. In fact, Hosea famously gave Ms Fonda the 'cold shoulder' when she testified before the UN last decade, and the restaurant he was known to frequent 'Chops', refused her service in 1999 on his recommendation..I first became aquainted with Hosea as a young teacher when his grandchild, Owadele was in my class~ and Hosea used to come and try to pick him up in his caddy even though everyone in the city knew he lost his license from numerous DUI's.