There's plenty of food in the world. If they had oil like Iraq they would
still be poor because wealthy nations's would install a puppet government
to suck it dry while the inhabitants would get none of the benefits.
That's pretty much Africa's story anyway; what economists call ,
"the curse of resources."So it's not really charity to
Africa, god gave them plenty of resources that are stolen from the people there.
Sending them food is just giving them a small portion of what they should have
had in the first place.
Who care -- So long as WallStreet creates $2.5 Trillion out of
nothing,So long as the DoD spends $3 Trllion in Ira and Afghanistan, So long as Big Oil can still glut, pump and ship cheap crude from the Middle
East.Isn't that right, Republicans?America does
lift a finger to help the poor,the needy and the starving....unless there
is OIL under ther feet or Money to cash in on!My herat bleeds for
this once great nation.
There are few things in life more sad than hearing of people actually starving
to death... Especially when you consider we live in a technologically modern
world that can and does produce more food than it overall utilizes. There's
too much waste. That over a quarter million people starve to death in our world
in a single year is both disgusting and shameful. It would be a
positive step if our country would redirect some of the massive military aid we
give to so many different countries and instead give additional humanitarian
food aid to the most impoverished countries... which should also include
educating and equipping people in those countries to better meet their own
ongoing domestic food needs.
Stories like this make me very happy we have a nice new shopping mall with
expensive products lining the shelves.