In The Future, Will The Obese Eat?
A new crisis is emerging, a global food catastrophe that will reach further and be more crippling than anything the world has ever seen. The credit crunch and the reverberations of soaring oil prices around the world will pale in comparison to what is about to transpire, Donald Coxe, global portfolio strategist at BMO Financial Group said at the Empire Club’s 14th annual investment outlook in Toronto on Thursday.
“It’s not a matter of if, but when,” he warned investors. “It’s going to hit this year hard.”
So you’re on the breadline after the Collapse Of All Things, waiting for your daily survival ration. The one bit of food that you can get, in an amount that barely keeps you from fainting so you can have the strength to stand on line again tomorrow. And in front of you is someone who weighs over three hundred pounds complaining about how slow the line is and how s/he is starving and going on about Big Macs and whining about how little food is offered and how it’s not tasty and why don’t they give out any cookies?
This is your future.
Photo: “White Angel Breadline”
By Dorothea Lange, San Francisco, California, 1933
National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the Social Security Administration
Copyright the Dorothea Lange Collection, Oakland Museum of California, City of Oakland, Gift of Paul S. Taylor. (47-GA-90-497)