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Part Three Wages of War: Poverty

   Fools romanticize poverty. It makes them feel superior by dispensing pity. They falsely suppose that the worst poverty is being without food, clothing or shelter. Mother Teresa of Calcutta nailed it; “ We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. ” The worst poverty is internal. Bleeding hearts will not fill empty stomachs. States confiscating billionaires’ wealth will not end global poverty. No world organization will end disease. Armies of professors will never eradicate ignorance. Poverty is not a material privation. Poverty does not persist because there is a lack of will to overcome it. Poverty stubbornly persists because it is a weapon of war against human dignity. The weapon of poverty is forged in the dysfunctional home, in the unwanted child, the cheating heart, the denial of human dignity, a