War on Want understands hunger, like all forms of poverty, to be the result of political decisions that are taken by national and international elites, and contested through political action.
Yup, poverty is something that is caused. Rather than it being not-poverty that is something that is caused by human action. Entire drooling idiocy of course.
The default state is indeed that scrub peasantry, that half an acre of maize to feed the family for the year. It’s everything else that has been made, created, and which has pulled half the world up out of that state.
Meaning, of course, that if you wanted to pull the other half of the world up and out then you’d copy what pulled the first half out.
This is a gross misrepresentation, seeing that the governments of the G8 have openly committed themselves to expanding the corporate-dominated food system that condemns hundreds of millions to hunger.
It’s that corporate dominated food system that feeds half the world so much that we all pop from diabetes. It doesn’t do this by nicking the food from the other half. It does it by making farming more efficient, more productive. Not least by stopping 50% of the food rotting between field and fork.
If we want to bring plentiful food to the starving we therefore want to expand exactly that corporate dominated food system. To deny this is to be despicably racist. Why isn’t what feeds us pinkish people suitable for those of a darker hue? Why are we allowed to escape peasantry but not them?
And why in fuck are rich whities campaigning to keep the nigger down?