Battles Against Poverty, Drugs, Terrorism, Failed
Health Care and Saving our Banks Concealing Real Human Crisis
By James Donahue
The pure logic behind the massive world movement to end poverty and stop the dying
of African children appears right at first glance.
We all love the children and cringe at the thought of so many innocents succumbing
to starvation and the ravages of AIDS under such impoverished conditions.
We find ourselves caught up in a senseless war in Afghanistan and are attempting
to withdraw from the mess we created in Iraq, both conflicts sucking up resources and the wealth of our nation.
We also are joining other nations in the world in a massive effort to resolve
a world financial crisis that threatens to throw us all into another great depression. Also America appears divided this year
as lawmakers struggle over efforts to repair a failing health care system.
But there is another bigger issue facing the world in these dark times. Stopping
global warming and runaway overpopulation are much more important and almost unmentioned issues. At this most critical time,
the emphasis by world religious leaders and do-gooders is directing our attention in the wrong direction.
The media is all but ignoring the fact that world scientists are warning that
it may already be too late to stop a catastrophic heating of the planet. Those writers who broach the subject often find someone
to quote that says it’s all a hoax.
It is as if the world is in the denial stage of a sentence of its own death. Rather
than collectively facing the real issue lying exposed in front of our eyes, we are turning all of our energy and attention
to war, the quest for money and sometimes we think of feeding those starving children in North Korea and Africa.
Those African children have been dying of AIDS and starvation in Africa now for
a long time. The people there have overpopulated in areas where the desertification of the land, brought on by climate change,
makes it impossible to grow enough food to feed everybody. And the AIDS epidemic has been ravaging the continent to startling
degrees, largely because there is a lack of money to pay for medical help and a public education system for controlling that
terrible sexually transmitted disease. It is truly a tragedy of our time.
The solution to global warming is harsh. It calls for strict control of emissions
from factories, coal-fired electric plants, cars, aircraft and all systems burning fossil fuels and a heavily funded and calculated
search for not only alternative energy sources, but other technical solutions to a runaway heating of the planet. It also
calls for a strict control of population growth.
Already we are seeing the great glaciers of the world and polar ice caps disappearing
in massive melt-down and drastic weather changes that are ravaging the land, destroying crops and property, and putting
the world food supply in jeopardy. Disease once related to the tropics are migrating northward with the birds and animals.
We are seeing the rapid extinction of many species of animals. Good potable water sources are disappearing. And the world
has reached the peak of its known oil supply.
In short, we are all in deep doo-doo.
If we wish to save ourselves from total extinction, the human race must act
immediately to fix this looming disaster.