••can ye pass the acid test?••

ye who enter here be afraid, but do what ye must -- to defeat your fear ye must defy it.

& defeat it ye must, for only then can we begin to realize liberty & justice for all.

time bomb tick tock? nervous tic talk? war on war?

or just a blog crying in the wilderness, trying to make sense of it all, terror-fried by hate radio and FOX, the number of whose name is 666??? (coincidence?)

Friday, November 25, 2005

rotting surplus

in mid-september i urged the world food program to rethink their plan to cut aid to niger after the harvest.

if only they'd heeded this blog they would've saved thousands of young children from lethal starvation.

it's not wholly their fault: their resources are limited—thanks to rich nations with miserly hearts.

earth's 400 billionaires own assets equal to the national incomes of countries with 45% of world population, but 1.7 billion live on less than $1 a day can buy in the US.

half of g w bush's tax cut goes to folk with annual incomes over $1M, and more than half of humans are undernourished or starving.

the planet grows enough to feed all, yet profit-motivated gringos would rather undersell local farmers in mexican markets than ship food to hungry africans.

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