Wednesday, July 06, 2005
The popularity of simple solutions to complex problems by politics and the media is completely understandable- they and the wealthy west want the problem to go away. Agriculture is not a subset of all modern industry.sure the pressure is on europe and USA and the west to squeeze the hell out of its peasant population ( thats what we are) but they still only pay a reasonable amount for their food so whats the deal? .
Corruption is not a deep enough target and was always the excuse of the indifferent - worst of all its now made popular by those who recognise the values issue but who once had the wisdom to see that it was the out word that stopped appropraite action - same today. Luckily Dateline (story on Malawi) talked to the people and did more than chanted the dumb old excuses and distracting doctrines of the intellectually poor