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Brandon's Big Gay Blog

Today's Dose of Guilt

by Brandon Burt
Posted // 2012-04-05 -

Even if you're an underemployed U.S. citizen with an upside-down mortgage and no health insurance, and perhaps your marriage isn't recognized by state law in four-fifths of the country, you can take heart that, compared to the Third World, on the global stage, you still number among the privileged few.

You take hot showers? Lucky duck. You buy your groceries from a store instead of daily trudging through deserts or slogging through swamps in search of sustenance? How fortunate for you. You've managed to make it this far through life without becoming host to a deadly virus or a 3-foot-long guinea worm? Well, good for you, sunshine! Everything's just coming up roses, isn't it?

Here's a beautifully shot video that seems to be saying something, although I can't really tell what's the point it's trying to make. All I know is that it makes me feel guilty, and offers no practical method for assuaging my shame. There's no 800 number with operators standing by, and there's no URL or Facebook campaign to "like."

Enjoy it, you decadent (me, included) American:

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