Monday, August 07, 2006
Food can be a Tool or Weapon
The United States foreign and military policies have suppressed certain nations of people for their own political and economic gains. Much of the great wealth the United States was made at the expense of people of other nations. Raping nations of their so-called cheap natural resources leaving behind environmental man made disasters. So much of progress in the world has been used as a weapon instead of a tool such as mining, farming, oil, and money. As in the past and it is today so much of the technological advancement made had a military purpose first then new peacetime civilian uses developed later. From the atom bomb to the nuclear power plants is a good example.
Many young Palestinian children have only seen Caterpillar bulldozers destroy homes, farmland, olive tree orchards and road. Many of the Palestinian children have never seen a Caterpillar used as a tool to build anything only to destroy thing around them. Almost anything can be used as a tool or weapon depending upon how it is used. This is true in the case of the United States foreign and domestic policies. Only by the “haves” leading by example and not military force will there be more peace and understanding in the world around us.