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Reprinted from Caribbean Net News
Letter: The UN has another agenda besides world peace
Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2008
People in influential positions such as the United Nations are predicting there will be a shortage of food in Third World countries, if citizens don't engage in agriculture as a means of survival. These experts are telling poor people to grow food that they eat on a regular basis, to avoid famine and poverty. These United Nations food agents used Haiti and Somalia as examples of countries that can face such a dilemma.
Personally, I am not disputing the fact that third world people should not grow what they eat, and eat what they grow. I am all for that method to curb the high price of buying imported foods from industrialised countries. However, I have some serious problems with the idea of sending third world people back to the land, when they are being burdened with modern ways of living.
The average third world citizens are hooked on cell phones, house phones, DVDs and television to an extent. Some citizens even have washing machines and the internet computer is becoming popular among youth. It will be impossible for them to give up that luxury and depend on the daily life style of planting food to eat, when there is no other means of accumulating money to support what I would call "the new necessities of life" because of today's world of globalisation.
It is obvious that modern technology has changed human beings' basic necessity of life from food, clothes and shelter. With globalisation through modern technology, people are moving from rural communities into urban cities at a rapid rate. It will be very difficult to encourage them to go back to the farmlands and plant local foods, as they did in the olden days. In small countries such as the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), many citizens have small plots of land to grow food, but they need hard cash money to spend for other necessities, such as transportation, entertainment and educational skills.
It is blatantly clear to see that we are living in a world controlled by the mighty, rich, western capitalist countries, including Japan. These rich countries have a major influence in the United Nation. They are the ones who supply third world people with the new necessities, through technology. Therefore, it is hypocritical on their part to influence urbanisation on one hand, and then still turn around using the United Nations as an organszation to influence third world people's means of survival.
Presently, the way things are shaping, it won't be a big surprise to hear the United Nations officials, telling some third world countries to give up their sovereignty as failed states. It is amazing to hear these people speak like they are God, who controls the life of poor people on this planet.
How can they be so shameless to tell the world that Haiti is in danger of a food crisis, when the United Nations has peace keeping forces, watching every move the Haitian people make twenty four hours a day, and seven days a week? Isn't it the same United Nations that stood quietly and observed France, USA and Canada overthrow Haiti's democratically elected President Bertrand Aristide?
Haiti is not like Somalia, where anarchy is the norm of survival. They claimed Aristide was a bad leader. They instigated his downfall by arming trained thugs to create civil unrest, and then they invaded Haiti. They kidnapped Aristide and took him to exile in South Africa. He is no longer in power, so why Haiti is getting poorer? What have they done to better the lives of the Haitian people since Aristide's departure? I personally believe that the United Nations has another agenda besides creating the peace for world citizens.
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