Sunday, September 12, 2010
World's biggest chocolate bar - while people starve
The factory owner, Karen Vardanyan, said that the chocolate bar was produced to mark the 10th anniversary of the company. He said it will be divided up and handed out Oct. 16.
A company celebrates its 10th anniversary by creating a huge chocolat bar. They are a candy factory so its no suprise they have created this for their celebration. However, lets consider the symbol this represents.
Creating such a thing while millions live in poverty and beings are starving to death. Not because there isnt enough food, but simply because they have no money and because the resources are not devided over the population in equality and doing whats best for all.
If I look around me in my own country, I see hundreds of stores and big supermarkets. Inside I see iles and iles of food. Not just the necessary food needed to maintain your body, but foods of pure indulgence. Hundreds of different candy bars, bags of chips, soda's etc... An abundance of consumption goods.
We live in a world where we are so selfish that we make huge amounts of food for ourselves, and to use it to so called "celebrate", by making a giant candy bar out ofit, while not even realising the symbol we present with that. That this is here because millions starve.
The system we live in directly exploits poorer countries to maintain its standards. Just for a moment imagine a world, where ALL countries are like America for example. With lots of cars, giant shops, flashy streetsigns to sell sell sell, garbagepiles upon garbagepiles etc... it is very obvious that our world could not bare such a thing, such huge consumption and waste.
The question is, are you willing to let go of some things, if this is needed for all beings to have an equal opportunity to live a dignified life - without starving to death?
Are you willing to give up 80 of the 100 candybars, so that people can at least have food every day to sustain their physical body? Because we will need to stop the indulgence and consumerism. The only reason why it is here is because the system cannot function another way.
The system needs to keep selling, thus it needs to create desires into you, fake desires. It needs you to be dependent, it needs you to want want want and buy buy buy to keep the economy going. It needs you to work very much, it needs total dependence and slavery. Do you really think this system is the best we can do? Common.
I am mor ethen willing to give up some of those "luxury goods" if that means the people in sweatshops can have a dignified life and dont have to slave away anymore. I am more then willing to give up the overconsumption so that all people on earth can eat.
There is enough resources to feed the entire earth population and even more then that. But we created such a pervert system that WE, HUMANS make it so that some starve.
We then like to blame this on the poor people themselves, as if they are the ones to blame.
Realise that people are born within a culture, and thus under a certain form of programming. Wether you have access to resources and education, hugely determins how effective yo uwill be in the system. Since many of those people dont even have access to that, they will thus be KEPT artificially into their position of inferiority. If you do not have an education like we have, it is much less likely that you can break out of your position + realise that you are ABLE to break from it. Also if you have to survive 24/7, food is the first thing on your mind.
So its important to realise and admit that we are products of our culture and the system we grow up into. Within realising that you will also see why people are the way they are, and that no one is born as "less" then another and destined to be an abuser. Our system creates abusers. Criminality is highest in areas of poverties, is that a suprise to you? It isnt to me. Because poverty creates that, its a survival world. And our system creates poverty. and since we are shaped by the system, we thus become as where we are born. So our system creates the criminals, and it punishes them as well.
Can you see how sick this is?
Do your own math, see how it links. But for that you will need to recognize your own brainwashing, and unfortunatly many ego's are to big for that. They like to think they are independent thinkers not brainwashed, strong, secure and great.
As long as we keep that attitude, nothing will change because then you cant even face yourself and the reality we have allowed.
If I was born in a poor country where my family everyday has to struggle to survive. I would also do that, and with my lack of education would not know about many things that I know about right now.
And yet many of the richer people are so stuck up to say "its their fault".
Wake up, please.