Friday, July 29, 2022

The United Nations and World Hunger Satire

As is typical of the global ruling class, sometimes they say out loud things that should have remained unspoken or, in this case, unwritten.  An article by George Kent, currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia, Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawaii and Member of the Board of Directors of the International Peace Research Association Foundation as shown here:


...which appeared on the United Nations UN Chronicle website in 2008 ago has now resurfaced, much to the embarrassment and chagrin of the global ruling class.


Thanks to the Wayback Machine, here is a screen capture showing the entire article:


Here is another screen capture showing the article as it appeared in the United Nations Chronicle Edition Numbers 2 and 3 from 2008 as it currently appears on the University of Hawaii website which has also been archived on the Wayback Machine:



Since the contents of the article are protected by a copyright held by the United Nations, I am loathe to quote from the document, however, in general, the article takes the viewpoint that hunger is a great motivator of human beings and is fundamental to the functioning of the world's economy.  It is largely because people need to purchase food to assuage their hunger that they are willing to work essentially as slaves, earning subsistence level wages.  The author notes that hunger is caused by low-paying jobs, however, hunger also causes low-paying jobs to be created.


Here is a very brief quote:


"Much of the hunger literature talks about how it is important to assure that people are well fed so that they can be more productive. That is nonsense. No one works harder than hungry people. Yes, people who are well nourished have greater capacity for productive physical activity, but well-nourished people are far less willing to do that work."


He goes on to conclude that ending global hunger would be a disaster because it would leave the economy without the low-paying jobs like harvesting vegetables and cleaning toilets.  In fact, he concludes that "hunger is not a problem, it is an asset".


As I noted at the beginning of this posting, this brief article recently resurfaced after lying dormant for 14 years much to the chagrin of the United Nations.  When you click on the link to the article on the United Nations website (found here), this is what you now get:



On July 6, 2022, the United Nations Chronicle tweeted this in response to the discovery of their callousness:



Perhaps the United Nations is concerned that we don't realize that satire is part of their business model.  Now that they've been caught red-handed, the serf class must conclude that a future global government led by the United Nations will be a non-stop comedy our expense, of course.


Oh yes, and if the braintrust at the United Nations was half as smart as they think that they are, they would realize that scrubbing this incriminating article from their website has been a complete failure given the existence of the Wayback Machine, not to mention the presence of the article on the University of Hawaii website.  Apparently, they need to learn that the internet never forgets anything!



  1. You are way out somewhere. Way out.
    Anybody who cannot see that this is satire - just read the last paragraph if you did not clue in before - should have made this clear even to those who are challenged in that department.
    It also would have helped if you looked ino the author a bit closer, anfd you would have found this:
    "The primary function of public agencies is not to subsidize private interests, but to promote the full range of interests of the general public, particularly the most needy among them. Public agencies can do this by facilitating the articulation of appropriate norms for the behavior of governmental and private parties, particular in relation to their obligations with regard to human rights. "

    Maybe it is time to tune down a bit and correct your mistake?

    1. As I said, I was unaware that the United Nations was in the business of satire. If not, this article had NO place on their website.

    2. I am glad you speak for yourself only. For me, Satire in this context is completely appropriate. But again, woksterism won. An article, that might have led to some examination of ones belief, by praising what really at present seems to be a plan for depopulation was again, thanks to woksters like you, deplatformed. Thank you, another straight and true Canuck. I am glad I got out of there in time, before the Trudeau hit.

    3. One of the lucky ones! For the future, if you post a response (which I always enjoy), you should know that it goes into a folder on my Google account that allows me to prevent spam comments from being posted. Sometimes it takes a couple of days to get time to check the folder - it's summer so I prefer to be outside!

  2. I left a comment before, but that one vanished. So trying again.
    I don't know how you got this so wrong. Of course it is satire. Remember Swift, Jonathan? I guess you reading his proposal today would you get all woke and bothered. Just, if nothing else, the last paragraph should be a hint. And helps to look into his writings. Also his membership in the organizations quoted should have at least stirred some doubt about the intentions of the article.
    "Governments are also obligated to facilitate the realization of the human right to adequate food, and in some cases to directly provide for immediate food needs for people, including people involved in fisheries or living in communities whose food security is threatened by fisheries operations. The contribution of fisheries to the realization of the human right to adequate food, especially for the needy, should be assessed not only in terms of the harms that could be averted but also in terms of the good that could be done through appropriate fisheries management. There is a human rights obligation not only to do no harm to food security, but also to contribute toward the achievement of basic food security for all."
    Read it and be ashamed...or you tried a clever trick and wrote a satire on the satire.....just a way out for you...

  3. Ahh, so wok it hurts. Congrats.