PALM OIL FOR DEVELOPMENT? – A land-grabbing story from Uganda

This blog is so true! The UN is in bed with the IMF and World Bank and is just as corrupt. The UN makes all these policies, but they usually don’t help and the ones that would are not enforced at all because the UN literally just makes policies they in no way do anythnig else to inforce them besides sayng “Hey guys, you know that’s really not fair, you should think about changing.” At this point the world is too far gone for that, we don’t need politically biased mother figures giving you the shame finger, we need radical efforts for radical change. And we need people to actually start caring about things besides themselves and other people in the world.

In college I studied a lot about Africa and would end up in conversations with fellow students about it. The saddest thing was that almost no one I talked to had any idea that any of this was happening in Africa and even sader were the people who said “I don’t care, I am not there, I don’t see, it doesn’t effect me.” You are wrong. All the horrible things happening in Africa begins and ends with us (western powers, ie: the United States, Europe, the UN, the IMF and World Bank). It also effects us directly because these same people who have Africa caught up in neo-colonialism (otherwise known as economic colonialism) are also creating all the laws for us as well. Partially the reason why we have almost no efforts going towards changing enviomental policies here and access to affordable organic food.

The reason why it was even brought to congress that pizza could be considered a vegetable, how horrifying, pizza may have tomato paste, but it is not a vegetable. There is so much oil and cheese in pizza that would make it the worst vegetable for you (vegetables are not supposed to be bad for you). The definition of a vegetable is that it is the part of the plant that is not seed bearing (the fruits) ie: roots and leaves, since when does pizza come from a tree. Also, I know the Supreme court declared tomatos a vegetable, however they are naturally fruits all things with seeds are fruits, this shockingly includes pumpkin, peppers, avocado, and eggplant. So tomatos are not vegetables nor should tomato paste be considered one. Majority of tomato paste comes from cans, cans are horrible for food, for starters tin and aluminum are not good for you neither are chemicals that get added to food that has to be perserved almost indefinitley.

Got a little carried away, but focusing back on Africa, we are all experiencing hurt and poverty. So remember that you are not too far off from those in Africa you claim to be worlds apart from and before you say “Africa always been poor and corrupt what can we do” remember things have not always been this way, corruption partially stems from poverty and disparity and partially from popular models of corruption. The United States is the largest model for how other countries would like to set up their government (or in most cases how we would like them to set up their government or else), we are also one of the most corrupt in the world. What i have learned is that the government has done all it can to kill us all off, starting with Africa and ending with us citizens (99%), except for the rich (1%), the only people who can afford to be sustanable and healthy food.

Stay light, love all.

African Perspectives

PALM OIL FOR DEVELOPMENT?

We need to understand the realities of our new models of development, supported by the UN and The World Bank and driven by the corporations and billionaire philanthropists so far removed from the realities of life. This new model doesn’t seem to be working for the people that it’s supposed to help. The question remains whom this development is for then?

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