Thought for the day

"It has become apparent that whole masses of human population are, as a whole, inferior in their claim upon the future, to other masses, that they cannot be given opportunities or trusted with power as the superior peoples are trusted, that their characteristic weaknesses are contagious and detrimental to the civilizing fabric, and that their range of incapacity tempts and demoralizes the strong. To give them equality is to sink to their level, to protect and cherish them is to be swamped in their fecundity. " -- H.G. Wells' in "Anticipations of the Reaction of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought" 1901

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An article published 14 years ago by the United Nations Chronicle resurfaced on social media and went viral because of its controversial take on world hunger.

Written by a former University of Hawaii (UH) political science professor, the article titled “The Benefits of World Hunger” highlighted the “good” in world hunger. It was promptly taken down from the website and declared as satirical.

“This article appeared in the UN Chronicle 14 years ago as an attempt at satire and was never meant to be taken literally. We have been made aware of its failures, even as satire, and have removed it from our site,” the UN official Twitter account posted.