By Josey Wales
By using plain and simple math, along with data charts, scientists at the New England Complex Systems Institute have come to a clear-cut conclusion that when food prices rise, as much as they are in the US, then people start rioting.
Did you know right now in the US, 49 million Americans are already dealing with food insecurity. One in seven Americans rely on food banks.
One quarter of the American military needs outside assistance to feed their families. And of course, minorities are facing serious hunger issues.
Ukraine, one of the largest wheat exporters in the world, has suffered a 73 percent increase in domestic wheat costs.
According to the World Bank, these price increases have been caused primarily by three factors:
1) Sharply higher demand for food in China,
World Bank blog entry by Senior Economist Jose Cuesta entitled “No Food, No Peace” (2) warns that:
“It is quite likely that we will experience more food riots in the foreseeable future… food price shocks have repeatedly led to spontaneous — typically urban — sociopolitical instability.”
American investigative journalist Alfred Henry Lewis (1855-1914) famously said, “There are only nine meals between mankind and anarchy.” He went on to explain, “It may be taken as axiomatic that a starving man is never a good citizen.”
Hunger dispels the illusions of a polite society and unleashes the desperate animal-like nature that lurks inside all human beings.
The EBT system depends entirely on the financial solvency of the federal government, an empire steeped in over $17 trillion in debt and constantly on the verge of a financial wipeout.