Food For Thought

Food for thought

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.

11 thoughts on “Food For Thought

  1. you must be crazy…planting original KFC?
    tsk tsk
    and so in addition to everything else for which government abdicates responsibility, it doesn’t need a comprehensive agricultural policy – people are supposed to produce everything they need in their own backyards…until of course the authorities come in and bulldoze bearing crops because they squatting!

  2. I planted Original KFC because I was told by the Ministry of Agriculture that it was a cash crop. I was also told by the same Ministry that backyard gardening, together with hoping for the best is their vision for the future. I think crops are being bulldozed because they are in locations where good landing strips can be be grown.

  3. chenette – I will also plant a box of Spicy then 🙂

    Onedia, I thought you were talking about the shoe but just realized that people do eat hush puppies and cat fish. Water well and Good luck 🙂

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  5. It seems the TT gov’t and the GT gov’t are pulling on the same bong. As crime and security takes centre stage here the gov’t is calling for more community policing.
    Keeping it in that vein, I’d say it is up to us the people to kickstart the process of change by kicking out these lagoo bagoos when they fail to deliver.

  6. Political parties generally get into power and stay there by managing the fear of the people and not through their performance. It is only when people realize (2020) politicians are really egomaniacs and treasury suckers then we may have some hope for a better future.

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