Resources, what are they? Who determines what resources are valuable to society? How resources are computed varies from country to tribe, from continent to political factions. We laugh in our ignorance, when we read or see on some documentary how tribals from all continents exchange cattle, goat, fabrics, cowrie shells, animal skins or what have you. In America we exchange paper, which essentially has no value should the federal reserve collapse. Us, Americans, live each day on a promise, a promise on what could be. We look at the current state of most African nations and wonder how did it get that way? What's wrong with them? And we become insensitive to the suffering of a people so robbed of their resources. We realize that she, Africa, is a very resourceful continent. But we don't ever stop to think about where the funds are being diverted to? Let me put this in terms for the American palate. Bill Gates, we all know him. He is one of the richest men in America or the world so we're told. Tomorrow he wakes up to find that all of his valuables (cars included) have been taken from his home or many homes. So he has no hard resources or valuables to liquidate. He calls the bank, and finds that his account have been completely depleted. He calls wealthy friends and finds that they too have suffered the same fate. He can not keep his homes if he doesn't have the money for the yearly property taxes. What has taken that man so many years to build, could be lost in a matter of days, excuse me, seconds. And over night, this great man would be reduced to a beggar on the street. How, you ask? Because his resources would have been taken. I've thought about this debacle, called world currency and wondered how could the economic status of each people be fair and unbiased. Why can't everyone from each nation, color, and tribe have the essentials for a comfortable life? Why can't each human being on this planet be guaranteed a home, food, and clothes regardless of education or religion? What if there were no currency, no resources, no oil, or gold, or diamonds to start wars over? If earth had no more of its blood to give. What then? Shortly after, I read about how Boko Haram, ( books are forbidden ), an extremist Islamic group out of northern Nigeria, West Africa, kidnapped over 200 girls ages 12-17. And I saw, I saw so vividly that if all else fails, if all material resources were depleted from the earth what would happen. Man would revert to his old ways. Ways he had since his creation. Because its innate in man to know that, PEOPLE are the true never ending resource.
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