Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Capitalism kills

Socialist Courier's latest blog concerns the growing number of people enduring malnutrition or worse in the Horn of Africa. The fact that in some ways this is not regarded as news is a tragic reminder of the futility of reformism. In a world of abundance there is no need for any to go without sufficient food. But what about the 'land of the free'? Last year nearly 700,000 children went hungry there. You can read a more detailed state-by-state report of those going hungry here. Even the Community Food Bank is considering rationing its supplies for the first time. Meanwhile, with more and more workers being killed in wars, the US military machine is hungry for fresh fodder. Starved to death or shot, for capitalism it's business as usual.


Patrick said...

Oh, whine, whine, whine. That's all I hear. If you're so concerned, why don't YOU donate YOUR money to those people in need? There's no reason to force anyone else to do it; that's the point of charity.

Highlander said...

Kaiser, you have completely missed the point.

It doesn't matter how much money you throw at the problem, it isn't going to solve it, which, if you had read the post at Socialist Courier, you would have realised.