I truly believe that” earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed,” as propounded by Mahatma Gandhi more than sixty-six years ago. We are hearing discussions increasingly that there are too many people living on the planet. My question is this: on what basis has that been decided? Again, if they really were more people than there were existing resources, and I seriously doubt that, who would be responsible for determining who were the excess persons and on what basis would those persons be selected to be sacrificed? These are all questions to ponder.
In addition, how could there be scarce resources when there is so much wastage daily on the planet, and how could there be so much poverty when multinationals have trillions of dollars. Where does this money go? Who does this money benefit? Isn’t the Earth the Almighty God’s and the fullness thereof? If so, why then do some own so much and others own so little? At the very least, the Earth is able to provide something for every single person to eat, wear and to take care of themselves every single day. Didn’t the Almighty God say that he would look after the sparrows?
Therefore, we must acknowledge that there is enough abundance for us and it is only greed that is affecting its distribution and is therefore manufacturing so- called scarce resources. The blame is squarely at the door of whoever came up with” demand and supply “and therefore encouraged men to think of ways of diminishing supply so as to create increased demand. This is manipulation of abundant resources and of the earth’s people, surely , all in the name of commerce and consequently of what the Most High intended for us.
Let us proceed to uncover and enjoy the abundance of life.
I would be very grateful for your thoughts on this important matter. Does Mother Earth offer abundance or scarcity for her people?