The Covid-19 Lockdown Triggers Worldwide Poverty
Poverty and chronic undernourishment is a pre-existing condition.
First, there is a long term historical process of macroeconomic policy reform under IMF-World Bank auspices which has contributed to depressing the standard living Worldwide in both the developing and the developed countries.
Second, these preexisting historical conditions of mass poverty have been exacerbated and aggravated by the imposition of the Covid lockdown.
With large sectors of the World population already well below the poverty line prior to the March 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, the recent hikes in the prices of basic food staples are devastating.
Millions of people around the World are unable to purchase food for their survival. And this is by no means limited to the “developing countries”.
According to the ILO (2020 report), over two billion people representing 62 percent of the global labor force, are employed in the informal economy. This population group is impoverished beyond description, with “millions of people facing a growing risk of hunger”.
Earnings of informal sector workers are estimated to have declined by 82 percent as a result of the covid lockdown, “with Africa and Latin America to face the largest decline.” (ILO data quoted by (FAO, p. 6).
The FAO’s July 2020 report points to 27 countries facing so-called “acute food insecurity”.
The World Food Program (WFP) (November 2021) report points to Global Famine and “Acute Hunger in 80 Countries”:
The recent hikes in food prices are contributing in a very real sense to “eliminating the poor” through “starvation deaths”. In the words of Henry Kissinger:
“Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.”
In this regard, Kissinger had intimated in the context of the 1974 “National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests”, that the recurrence of famines could constitute a de facto instrument of population control. It’s part of the WEF’s eugenics agenda.
“The Benefits of World Hunger”
The text below was initially published by the United Nations Chronicle. It was subsequently withdrawn.
“…how many of us would sell our services so cheaply if it were not for the threat of hunger? When we sell our services cheaply, we enrich others, those who own the factories, the machines and the lands, and ultimately own the people who work for them. For those who depend on the availability of cheap labour, hunger is the foundation of their wealth.” (emphasis added)
While the statements in this article published by the UN are reprehensible, they are part of a Neoliberal consensus which consists in minimizing labor costs Worldwide.
Hunger is the source of enrichment by a social minority.
It’s the Globalization of Poverty.
Poverty and cheap labor are good for business.
And the Covid-19 Mandates contribute to spreading poverty worldwide.