Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Why?

Why is it that some children live in luxury while others live through war
Through destruction and through the worst things imaginable?
Why do some children have to break their backs in factories
To pay off their parents debts, brought on by their poor life decisions?
Why do some children have to live through wars brought on by tyrants over religion or oil?

Why can’t children have the basic opportunity to learn and be happy
To just live without being exploited by a greedy corporation?
Why can’t a child not be forced to die for some greedy man on a power trip?

Why must a child suffer for no reason?
Why must a child be exploited by a company to make a quick buck?
Why must a child die for one man’s greed?
Why?