Connections

 

Everything is connected. The crisis in Somalia is connected to the financial crisis and to the hacking scandal and to the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. The connection lies in the way wealth and power are distributed and in the way we relate to each others as humans.

The connection is conspiratorial in the small social conspiring of those who have power and those who are under the allure of power, it is conspiratorial in the machinations of those who find rationales for making war, it is conspiratorial in the way the rich maintain their privilege. It is conspiratorial not only because the elites work together but because they employ lies to attain their ends. If there was a conspiracy of truth and compassion rather than of lies and self-interest then maybe the people of Somalia would be recognised as important enough to be rescued.