The United Nations was forced to delete a weird ‘satirical’ article which celebrated the ‘benefits’ of world hunger after an online backlash.
Originally published in 2008, the article, titled ‘The Benefits of World Hunger’, was recently reposted to the UN’s Chronicle magazine.
“We sometimes talk about hunger in the world as if it were a scourge that all of us want to see abolished,” wrote the author, Professor George Kent from the University of Hawaii.
Kent added that hunger was actually, “A great positive value to many people. Indeed, it is fundamental to the working of the world’s economy. Hungry people are the most productive people, especially where there is a need for manual labour.”
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) July 6, 2022
The article asserted that there was no incentive for the global elite to end world hunger, with Kent writing, “if there were no hunger in the world, who would plow the fields?… Who would clean our toilets?… For many of us, hunger is not a problem, but an asset.”