The earth belongs to the famished

By Professor Minna Rozen

Over the last 600 years, the Caucasian race has succeeded in prolonging its life expectancy and improving its quality of life. As opposed to prevailing myths in western society, it did not manage to do so just by using technological and scientific advances, but rather through the exploitation of Asia, Africa and South America’s wealth and resources.

The white man took over large areas in these continents, robbing its natural resources and trafficking its inhabitants. And while this population of white people enjoys a surplus of food and other products for consumption, a larger living space, and a longer life expectancy –  much of the rest of the world population is starving, living without a roof over their heads. The life expectancy of the third-world population is only two-thirds of that of a European or North American citizen; the life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa is two-fifths of that of the lucky ones in developed countries. The situation of the third world is the direct result of the grand enterprises of the “cultural world.” This is cannibalism in its most brutal form.

The “cultural world” cannibalism is manifested in the direct and indirect robbery of the earth. The direct robbery of natural resources leads to indirect robbery, which is the destruction of the earth’s ecological balance. A quick look at earth’s dehydration map shows how the rich world’s gorging of the planet’s resources starves its other half.  Moreover, the wild gorging of the satiated world has produced a generation of diabetics with failed kidneys, and the number of people in need of transplants increases overwhelmingly annually. Statistics show that a kidney of a person from the third world is harvested every hour for the purpose of a transplant to sick first-world inhabitants.

The planet has its own mysterious ways of fixing mankind’s distortions. The first world man refuses to serve himself; he is convinced that the famished population of the earth must do so. He has also ceased to procreate, since nurturing his own children gets in the way of his convenience. The void created on this side of the world, and the hardship on its other side, attracts the population of the starved world to places with water, food and work. The result is a high concentration of hungry migrants from the third world, as we are now witnessing in Tel Aviv and in other places in Israel. But what we see here is only a drop in the ocean. Anyone with a bit of familiarity in this field knows about massive migration flows from Southeast Asia and Africa to the European Union, as well as the massive flows of migration from South America to North America.

Anyone who thinks that legislation, fences, detention camps, armies, guns, helicopters or cannons will change things is delusional. The world of tomorrow is the world of the famished. The satisfied and the full will have to pay the price of the egoistical fruits of 600 years of prosperity. The modes of payments will be varied, from having to accept a drop in quality of life, to lethal struggles with the hungry world. If riots, fences and guns are not found to be useful, they might switch to biological and atomic weapons. Such measures will dilute human kind and restore it to a proportion that will let the planet heal from the wounds that humans have caused.

The physical appearance of man after these events will no longer be white – nor will it be black or yellow. It will – I dare to guess- be a mix of the above.

This great, historic migration of people can no longer be stopped. The moment it could have been curbed was lost when the western world decided to persist in its robbery expeditions. The policy of the Israeli government, which waves around Jewish identity as an excuse for its villainy and hard-heartedness in relation to migrants in its territory, is a result of the misunderstanding of a process taking place on our planet. And it is based on the exact same egoism that led us to this situation in the first place.

Minna Rozen is a professor at the Department of Israel Studies at the University of Haifa. Her fields of expertise are the Jewish diaspora in the Mediterranean region and comparative diaspora studies. This piece was originally published in Hebrew in Haaretz, and was translated with the author’s permission by Nelly Kfir.