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During the course of this particular essay I will prove to you many points Maybe not to the extreme that it will change ones thought processes on the subject of hunger and world poverty but enough to form a distinction between moral obligation and moral capacity What I will not mention is the fact that Peter Singers outdated material 1971 though thorough in the sense of supporting his view on hunger and world poverty as well as examining this school of thought is unconvincing to say the least As our recent past has shown us using Somalia and Rwanda as models no amount of money or time on earth can come between a civil war Terrible things happen innocent people are slain in the names of either freedom or captivity and land is destroyed burned by the flames of either righteousness or wrath But placing the burden of attempting to heal these wounds on the well off is not only immoral in itself it is crazy To consider an act a moral obligation it must have an end that fits within the realm of reason If someone is obligated to do something then the purpose of that action holds meaning therefore making the act a meaningful act A characteristic of a meaningful act is a justifiably important end that is an end that which holds a higher purpose than the action against the obligated act One can argue using history as an example that ending world poverty and hunger is not a reasonable goal Singer uses the term morally significant throughout his essay citing that we our morally obligated to help others in need to the point that what we have is morally significant to our well being He does not attempt to provide if ands or exceptions to this rule which I find at the least morally unconstitutional Granted this is only a school of thought that type of thought is considerably dangerous in
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