I heard about the tragedy of a sweatshop fire that killed well over a hundred people today in Bangladesh. In NYC in 1911 a fire known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire killed 146 people. The stories are eerily similar. Both buildings were death traps. Both fires were more than eight floors high. Scores died in both. That fire shed light on the terrible sweatshops of the day. They are illegal here because of that fire. The difference between then and now is that now we export of sweatshops overseas. Out of sight out of mind is our pathetic attitude toward slave labor and tragedy that it ultimately leads to. As long as we can buy our crap cheap we don't care who dies making it. Shame on us.
In memoriam for those who died in Bangladesh I seed this song.
George Harrison performing "Bangladesh" during the concert for Bangladesh at 1971, Madison Square Garden. MAGIC! My friend came to me, with sadness in his eyes He told me that he wanted help Before his country dies Although I couldn't feel the pain, I knew I had to try Now I'm asking all of you To help us save some lives Bangla Desh, Bangla Desh Where so many people are dying fast And it sure looks like a mess I've never seen such distress Now won't you lend your hand and understand Relieve the people of Bangla Desh Bangla Desh, Bangla Desh Such a great disaster - I don't understand But it sure looks like a mess I've never known such distress Now please don't turn away, I want to hear you say Relieve the people of Bangla Desh Relieve Bangla Desh Bangla Desh, Bangla Desh Now it may seem so far from where we all are It's something we can't neglect It's something I can't neglect Now won't you give some bread to get the starving fed We've got to relieve Bangla Desh Relieve the people of Bangla Desh We've got to relieve Bangla Desh Relieve the people of Bangla Desh