Saturday, February 5, 2011

Death Mostly Ignored - 2

Dredd Blog first posted this information in the first post of this series Death Mostly Ignored.

Thousands of fellow humans die from the worst possible death, starvation, every day. Somewhere around 85% of these starvation deaths occur in children 5 years of age or younger.

Why are we letting 16,000 - 30,273 of the most beautiful children die (depending on who is saying it) the worst possible death everyday?

Every 2.43 - 5 seconds (depending on who is saying it) another one of our fellow brothers and sisters dies of starvation. Starvation doesn't just happen on Tuesday September 11, 2001, it happens everyday, 365 days per year, 24 hours per day, it never stops.

Our governments are not helpless, they are hapless at this juncture in time.

Visit this website or this website and find out how to get involved.

Since the time of the first post in this series, MOMCOM has spent about $260,000,000,000 on direct military costs in Afghanistan, $10,000,000,000 on Egypt, hundreds of billions more in Iraq and at some 800-1000 MOMCOM military bases located around the globe.

Based on the low figure in the original post (16,000), 11,680,000 children have died of starvation during that time.

Proud yet?


  1. MOMCOM's Deepwater Horizon that caused and continues to cause the death of Gulf residents, and MOMCOM's propaganda cover-up of the dieing ecosystem of the Gulf is also being ignored according to Washington's Blog.

    MOMCOM is a death machine run amok.

  2. Several of the "doomer" blog sites have been predicting food shortages, riots, price inflation, and starvation due to the effects of global weirding and resource mis-allocation due to wide spread financial shenanigans. And of course all of that is due to the root cause of overpopulation enabled by the era of cheap oil and the myriad of technologies it enabled that allowed us to live an such an artificial existence in the first place.

    Whether or not cheap oil is actually running out anytime soon, it will definitely be in increasingly short supply due to increased global demand. As the price of oil increases, so will the price of all the commodities that rely on it for production, including food. Food production will then have to compete with everything else for investment dollars in global capital markets based on rate of return. The likely results are decreased production combined with higher prices, which can both be greatly amplified at any particular locality due to all the variables of the global distribution system.

    And since much of the world has already bought into the economic fantasy of Ricardian Comparative Advantage and no longer has the capability to feed itself locally, they will be mortally dependent on the good graces of world capital markets to deliver the goods at affordable prices at the exact same time that world capital markets are in massive turmoil and most of the investor capital that needs to go toward the production of basic commodities is instead seeking higher return in the virtual world of financial derivatives speculation.

    You don't need a PhD to figure out how this is going to end, and food won't be the only commodity in short supply in the coming years. Fresh water, basic government services, and of course oil itself come to mind right away. Thankfully, all the other consumer junk we buy that we don't really need at all will face the same pinch as well, as the days of cheap Chinese imports are certainly numbered now. The millennial headrush of global capitalism is almost over now before it ever really got started. It's gonna be a long fall back to the reset position involving a lot of pain and death on the way, but better to get on with it now. Not like recent events indicate we have any choice in the matter.

  3. disaffected,

    "You don't need a PhD to figure out how this is going to end"

    Very well said.

    The most often quoted song lyric in the U.S. Supreme Court is "you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" (Subterranean Homesick Blues, Dylan).

  4. The Oscar nominated Gasland is on HBO this weekend. Must watching for everyone who may eventually be affected by the drilling for natural gas, which, as it turns out, is just about everyone. Especially since natural gas is being touted as the "clean/green energy source of the future," to tide us over until the magic of renewables becomes a reality. Turns out that if you like clean water to drink, especially if you don't like your water to actually be flammable, drilling for natural gas might not be such a good idea after all.

  5. Kids don't starve to death in the U.S. as much as in the rest of the world, but there are dangers for kids here too: Kids For Cash