Feeding a Starving World
Greg Morse

We live in a very rich and wealthy world. It seems unbelievable when you think of the poverty of the world, and that there is more than enough for everyone. It is a fact that food is produced to feed the whole world three times over, yet while people go without food we still find millions to give sports players, and billions to spend on weapons so we can destroy each other. This capitalist society is more in favor of the giant corporations, because these corporations make money for them. The working class is exploited because of capitalism, because the pay that they receive is much less than the value of the work they do. The system has a lot of competition and there are a lot of times when the economy suffers, and it depends on the workers to support the economy. When the profits fall, workers get fired and laid off much too often.

The system produces for profit rather than need. So instead of trying to produce things that could be useful, we end up with a whole range of crap, brand name products. We walk into a supermarket and see dozens of different kinds of toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, whatever. The stores' main objective is to sell goods to the consumer.

What we should be doing is selling things for our survival, not for profit. Families should be given what they need to survive. Corporations would rather let food rot instead of giving it to the poor. In Africa there are mass quantities of beef, grains, butter, etc. that are rotting away right now because nobody is buying any of it. Much of it has been dumped into the ocean. W.T.F. ['What the Fuck' - ed.] ! That makes no sense to me, and if you don't see anything wrong with this, then there is something wrong with you. We are bombarded every day with ads to buy the latest in fashions, foods, and technology. Children are brainwashed into thinking that they must have the absolute newest toy so that they can fit in with their peers. Even third world countries are affected by this. They too suffer from capitalism. Their upper class gets their share of the wealth, and their resources are being depleted by greedy corporations looking to make money. Just take a look at what they have done to the rain forests in Africa. The working class is forced to live on just enough to survive. Many parts of Africa cannot feed some of their countries. If you go and visit a poor African city right now, you would see hundreds of ads to buy useless or even dangerous products. While the rich get fat on their profit, the working class, lower class, poor, homeless get stepped on by their trying to get as much as they can. I urge you to think about what is happening today, and I think that if we all get together we can all try to fix this increasing problem.