Citizens of the country are being urged to plant food in their backyards in order to reduce the effects of rising food prices and food shortages. With this in mind I planted two boxes of original KFC with fries, a slice of Pizza Hut Pizza and two dozen shrimp wontons. Some of my more sane neighbors laughed at me but none of them could dispute the fact that I was planting food. The less sane ones helped me water the crops.
The UN reported food prices have risen as much as forty percent over the last year due to increases in oil and grain prices. Observers have suggested these price increases were fueled by an increased demand for food worldwide due to a population growth and that the population growth was linked to a reduction in the amount of people using condoms on the weekends and public holidays.
The sad part of all this is that food is being rationed even more in the poorest countries and these countries normally get some of what’s left over after the fatter countries maintain their waist and waste. The citizens of the fatter countries are mostly well fed on three meals a day plus snacks. The people of the poorest countries live on one meal a day on a very good day. Our priorities are not universal and while one mother worries about her thighs being too fat another worries if her children will live to the end of the end of the day. While some adults flick through the latest edition of Tanks and Warheads others drool over the centerfold of Suicide Bombing Today. One reporter suggested we are planting food to feed cars instead of people since it’s very important we get stuck in traffic for hours while cursing the government.
The World has very serious problems such as hunger, disease and stupid Prime Ministers but none of these problems could be solved with luxurious private jets or world-class arrogance. These problems could only be solved when leaders wake up to the realization that they are not the center of the Universe or that they were never meant to be worshiped by those they govern. If a leader cannot leave the World a better place then, for the very least, he or she should leave the World alone.