When hearing about the Somalia being stricken by famine, I immediately had to think of Ethiopia’s history with famine.
Whenever something disastrous happens, whether it is a political crisis in Libya or a famine in Somalia --- I’ve learnt to ask myself: ”Who is benefiting from this situation?” – from there, all you got to do is follow the money…
First thing I did was check out what natural resource lie in Somalia, is this is usually the number one trigger for economic disruption. No surprise, Somalia has an abundance of natural resource. These resources have mostly been left untouched since half of the Somali population live a nomadic lifestyle. The usually way the fat cats go about getting what they want, is by creating a problem and them coming around has the hero’s with the solution. In economic terms, this would mean that one would destabilize a stable economy and bring a whole nation into a debt that cannot possibly be repaid. When the shit hits the fan, those who are “expecting” their money back – will go and demand that which they wanted in the first place: natural resources (= oil).
Currently the media is creating the impression as if Somalia’s famine is the cause of a drought. But when Somalia was pretty much self-sufficient – the droughts had no effect to their stability. So what changed?
The IMF came into the game, and imposed its infamous “structural adjustment” unto the nation. This “structural adjustment” means basically that if a country wants to be in the international game and get funding from the IMF, they must restrict their governmental influence and allow the private sector to take over (enforcing capitalism). The imposition of a free-market system will then disrupt a stable economy as people are no longer being supported by the government and are left at the mercy of the private corporations (if there are any at all to step in to replace what the government used to do – if there is no private sector, then the people are simply at a complete loss and left with no support whatsoever).
The economy destabilises as local farmers get no more support of the government. They can no longer afford to produce and the entire nation becomes depended on importing grains from overseas. Everyone just gets poorer, the US starts bombing the place with food-aid (created from surplus food produced in US), no-one wants to buy locally produced food because food-aid’s for free and thus the local economy keeps slopping down. The IMF and World Bank start throwing around more restrictions and other countries stop importing from Somalia - and voilà = you’ve got yourself an entire country at the feet and mercy of the wealthy capitalist.
This is downright criminal – yet a logical and justified thing to do within the world of Capitalism.
It is time to wake up and see this madness for what it is … MADNESS!!!!!
Investigate the EMS (Equal Money System) and end this atrocity.