Sunday, February 19, 2017

Prevent the Famine in Somalia!

“You give a poor man a fish and you feed him for a day. 
You teach him to fish and you give him an occupation that will feed him for a lifetime.” 
(Chinese proverb.)

There is a famine coming in Somalia, and institutions and organizations are rushing to prevent a major humanitarian crisis. The question is, how do you prevent a major humanitarian crisis? How many tons of food does it take to feed 240,000 people? How do you prevent famines? Our Light Source Invention is a demonstration of how famines devolve, and with the root cause, with the planning process we can find the solution.

Confucianism teaches the principles of capacity, and the Chinese have already taught us how to prevent famines through their proverbs.

It is all a bit more complex than teaching someone how to fish. It is a long process, starting with intolerance and being denied a voice. People who live in poverty lack a sense of abundance, and that leads to famines. People function outside of their capacity, and the anger from having a lack of a voice in their government leads to acts of terrorism.

Somalia would benefit from joining in the creation process of the proposed international government. Its economic principles that enable the creation of a global renaissance start with the idea that everyone must function from his or her own capacity. Every aspect of the plan will support the people in creating the life they want without interference.