If there’s two things the British are good at its queueing and moaning- which makes us better than the Internet because the Internet is only really good at the last one of those two: that is to say, it provides a platform for some of the most gobsmackingly dumb compaints, objections and outbursts ever to saunter out of the minds of fucktards and onto a computer keypad. I bring this up because I remember reading a while ago what I personally class as the most ill-thought-through objection to Feederism the web has ever seen… which, let’s be honest, is quite an acheivement.
Basically, this complaint against Feederism ran thusly: In an age where so much of the world’s population is starving, it’s sickening that some people should be able to gorge themselves to excess for sexual gratification. Obviously, I paraphrased that slightly, because I can’t be bothered to spend hours trawling for the original source just to get the exact quotation. Despite the paraphrasing, it’s still an argument worth translating, just to clarify that it’s a stupid argument. So here goes- TRANSLATION: In an age where unrestricted global capitalism has allowed a relatively small handfull of western companies to dominate food production in other countries thus resulting in the intensive farming of cash-crops for export in countries that should be bountiful and, hence, resulting in food shortages in the country’s where most of the food is prodiced (because it’s all fucking exported), it’s absolutely sickening that individual people (who don’t even understand this process let alone have a say in it) should enjoy themselves with cake.
Actually, come to think of it, this still requires some explanation and qualification. My basic point is that food shortages and global starvation aren’t caused by the excesses of a few sexual deviants: that would be a bit like blaming global warming on people who fart slightly too often and ignoring the massive great smog-belching factories just over their shoulder. Allow me to demonstrate: as the Independent recently reported, British supermarkets appear to be tossing away enough food to feed 370,575 people every single week (this is the web adress: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/tesco-store-throwing-away-pounds-3500-of-food-every-week-1145590.html)- and that’s on fairly healthy rations. Now imagine how much food gets thrown away in all of Europe. Now all over the world. Now factor in small-time grocers and other retailers to add to the Supermarket figure. It’s pretty hard to slap an exact number on that, but its safe to say that if you could redistribute food, exporting it just a couple of days before it hit its sell-by date, you could probably put a stop to almost all world hunger. Why doesn’t this happen? Because it costs money, and the charities that try to undertake this kind of work tend not to be rolling in it: the best they can do is feed a few of Britain’s homeless with the scraps Tesco’s are prepared to throw them. Of course, it would be possible, theoretically, for Supermarkets to use existing food delivery vans and even trips that were being made out anyway, to drop off this excess food at commercial airlines, who could then volunteer to fly it for free on passenger flights that were heading that way anyway to the countries where it was needed, where national governments could work with local communities and charities to redistribute the essential supplies where needed. The overall process would cost a fortune, but because so many different organisations would be involved, the cost shouldered by any of them could easily be absorbed by their existing profit-margins or budgets. And while they’re at it, governments, Supermarkets, mega-corporations and whole-sale producers could gradually start relinquishing fertile to the ordinary people of impoverished nations to start growing their own crops and moving towards self-sufficiency, all along a gradual timescale that would just about manage to not fuck up the global economy.
Again, why doesn’t any of this happen? Partly because it might dent profit margins and big businesses are bastards who habitually put money before people (psst, that’s why global capitalism sucks), and partly just because, in spite of that old addage that Cooperation Will Redeem Mankind, actually getting mankind to co-operated is a bit like trying to a dieting racist homophobe to suck chocolate off a black man’s dick… if it’s going to happen at all, it’s going to require some intense negotiation. It’s not that there’s anything fundamentally wrong with human beings that should stop them reaching solutions to these problems, its just that we live in the age of neoliberal capitalism, an economic system simultaneously so stupid, cruel and complicated that it’s actually predicated on the idea that you can’t control where money and resources go because that’s up to ‘the markets’.
Obviously, this economic system winds up fucking everyone over except a very few people who by luck, ruthlessness or just having too much shit to begin with wind up with most of the wealth. I say obviously, because it’s an economic system that puts its trust in forces that don’t exist. ‘The Markets’ are like Santa Clause- a convinient myth. Of course, there are markets in the sense of people buying and selling stuff: there is a process of transaction we can loosely term ‘the free market’. But it’s not an independent force- it’s something people do. Normally stupid, panicy people who, whenever their money-making schemes balls up the planet for everyone simply reach for their imaginary ‘markets’ like a comforting old blanket and say “it’s not my fault… the markets did it!” Actually, I know what it’s like! It’s like a child blaming everything that ever goes wrong on his imaginary friend. Only instead of his parents, government and international news organisations telling him to grow a spine and taking some responsibility you little cunt, they all just nod sagely and accept that the this imaginary friend is both a) not imaginary, and b) totally beyond their control. The stupid bastards.
So, anyway… to return to my original point: the world economic system is demonstrably retarded, as such the way food is distributed across the globe is likewise retarded, and there’s no point blaming feederism for that. If it was up to us feeders, everyone in the world would have enough- more than enough, in fact. In case folks hadn’t noticed, we’re very bleedin’ big on ‘more than enough’. Don’t yell at the feedee who stuffs her face with french fancies every evening, because her not eating them wouldn’t make the blindest bit of difference. If she didn’t get some pleasure out of them, they wouldn’t go to feed the world, they’d just go on the top of the overpacked, sludge-glutted landfill, along with the sense of dignity and self-worth mankind threw away when it signed up for global capitalism.