Which is important- entertainment like cinema or Hunger of millions?

The world spends millions and millions in making commercial cinemas. In India cinema is made with black money completely. When millions starve and remain shelter less how can a civilized world can spend so mush money on entertainment cinema ? The actors and producers are are paid exorbitantly high amounts, most often black money. These people lead an unimaginable lavish lifestyle while millions go hungry. This cannot happen in a civilized world. The political class in today's world are the worst category whose interests are winning the next election and they don't have time think of all these aspects. Is it not a tragedy!

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I said before and I'll say again - if the First World Society wanted to fix World Hunger, we could've already done that. We have the money and the means. We sure have the food, as we waste way too much of it. But many, many people only pretend to give a shit. It's good to be seen as "caring", but actually acting like it? That's another thing.
And then too many people don't care unless it affects them. Their logic is "If I'm not living it, why would I have to work to fix it? It won't make my life better". Selfishness as its best.

To lay the blame at the feet of the rich is misplaced.
The majority of people starving are due to the actions of their government.

There is nothing wrong with earning millions of dollars and not giving to charity. OR using your wealth to hire people to advise you on how to use all the available exclusions in tax laws.

@Walt_OReagun To lay the blame at the feet of the rich is misplaced. The majority of people starving are due to the actions of...

These people are not earning. They are robbing. Rich need not be categorized as if they are quite different from the the rest. As humans every one has to think of others also who have also contributed for the wealth of the rich. Whoever tries to evade tax must be considered as criminals and robbers

@ezhil These people are not earning. They are robbing. Rich need not be categorized as if they are quite different from...

Stop your nonsense.
Just because you are envious of their wealth, doesn't mean they robbed anybody.
And it is not "evading taxes" to follow the laws and regulations set forth by government, when filing taxes - INCLUDING taking advantage of all the ways NOT to pay taxes that those laws provide.

@Walt_OReagun Stop your nonsense. Just because you are envious of their wealth, doesn't mean they robbed anybody. And it is not...

The word "masses" referring to fellow humans is itself derogatory.
There is no freedom in a civilized world to take other people's share.
Let us not lower ourselves to below human level. The word charity is probably appropriate for earlier centuries.

@Walt_OReagun Stop your nonsense. Just because you are envious of their wealth, doesn't mean they robbed anybody. And it is not...

There is no such thing as "their wealth". Wealth on earth is for everybody. If some crooks grab by cunning methods it cannot be a righteous act. Let us not condone such crimes against humanity.
It is not robbing anybody specifically but it is robbing the entire humanity.

@ezhil These people are not earning. They are robbing. Rich need not be categorized as if they are quite different from...

You wrote - " Rich need not be categorized as if they are quite different from the the rest."

That is EXACTLY what you are doing!

Can you explain what is meant by 'black money'?

@Budwick Can you explain what is meant by 'black money'?

Money accumulated by evading tax is black money. Please understand that nobody can become a millionaire without evading tax.

@ezhil Money accumulated by evading tax is black money. Please understand that nobody can become a millionaire without...

Well, tax evasion should be prosecuted.
The assumption that the entire cinema industry is built on tax evasion sounds like a really broad statement.
The same about millionaires in general. Of course someone could become wealthy without evading taxes.

@Budwick Well, tax evasion should be prosecuted. The assumption that the entire cinema industry is built on tax evasion...

Please do some research to find out the truth about cinema industry and how people's money is wasted in the process of making a cinema and how people became millionaires.

@ezhil Please do some research to find out the truth about cinema industry and how people's money is wasted in the process...

Ezhil - I don't care about the cinema industry. And, I care even less about the money they might waste.

Why don't you become a movie star and give all your money away? Become a producer, and make movies for free? Or, become someone not obsessed over the success of others.

I get it - lot's of poor and hungry people.
Do you have a particular issue with movies?
Or is it disposable income?

There will always be people less fortunate, and those that have more.

I'm not sure what 'black money' is, but if that's the problem - then please address that.

For those really interested in helping, an organization called Food for the Poor that spends $0.96 out of every dollar on actual food for starving kids mostly. And, providing a lifetime of fresh water. $50 feeds a kid for a year and a lifetime of water.

Now, sending them $50 instead of taking a date to a movie is about a fair trade and you can feel good about it!

@Budwick I get it - lot's of poor and hungry people. Do you have a particular issue with movies? Or is it disposable...

I am not talking about charity. It is about equitable distribution. Civilization demands equity.Grabbing everything for oneself is not a great human quality!

@ezhil I am not talking about charity. It is about equitable distribution. Civilization demands equity.Grabbing everything...

No, it's YOU demanding equity.
If Civilization demands anything, it would be you get what you earn, reap what you sow, ['As you sow so shall you reap' From the Bible, Galatians VI]

Yes, it also says bear each others burdens, but the thrust of the passage is clearly to carry your own weight.

Suppose everyone took your point of view? Suppose everyone was taking - no one putting out? Then what?

Sorry ezhil - earn your own - and give to charity

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Hunger is seen every part of the world. Follow the news regularly

Such news cannot take away the reality.Let us not pick and choose what suits us .

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