The vicious circle of our own consumption generates more
artificial wants. The poor whom we have forgotten both at
home and out in the world, must be fought off so that they will not take our
Now when populations feeling marginalized by
globalization and our unfair trade barriers begin to realize that they
never be "part of the world" and will remain perpetually poor and
unemployed, we are forced to invest billions
to fight terrorism and to defend ourselves against the ghettos at home - not
least against the terrorism we are breeding in Europe's ghettos by
marginalizing our Muslims.
In Norfolk, one of the world's biggest ports for warships, this
starved woman tried to get to hospital for heart trouble, but she had no money
for an ambulance. Every morning from her bed she sees
warships being built through her dirty windows. Without electricity and
TV, her only entertainment all day is an aircraft carrier dimly
seen in the background.
In the glow of the kerosene lamp she may through her dirty
window by glimpses get impressions of the world drama......warships burning up more energy in one second than her house
would use in a 100 years...
For God's sake,
give more power to the people.
Statesmen are trying to see who's got
the power to kill the most.
When they are tired of power
the world is going to
be a ghost.
They know we're not satisfied
the way they scream and holler.
give us a promise
and throw in a few more dollars.
There's no price for happiness,
there's no price for love.
Up goes the price of
and you're right back where you were.
Now we're going to get on up
and get some more of it.
For God's sake, give more power to the people...