Tonawanda News — The UN in its air of superiority failed to note that insects aren’t popular in the Western world because we’ve grown beyond them. There’s a reason that most of the mass insect consumption occurs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Those are all undeveloped, underdeveloped and emerging economies and regions. The Third World and Second World dwellers don’t want to eat creepy crawlies, but they have no choice.
Insects shouldn’t be the desired result of a modern society. The goal of mankind should be to strive for things better, to advance in every generation, and move beyond the animalistic chains of survival that kept our simpler predecessors of centuries ago wondering how they would live to see the next day (whereas we wonder if we will live to see our great-grandchildren). Bugs hearken to a by-gone era and a poor, starved people. No one wants to return to those days.
But that, obviously, is what the UN wants. They don’t want a nation or a people as superior as the United States of America. They want the best to come down to the least so everyone is equal and no man accumulates more wealth or consumes more resources than any other on the planet. They would like a world full of Zimbabwes where people strive to maintain an existence, rather than the world we have where people strive to attain the riches of America where even the poor live like kings.
Their war against us is subtle and incremental. If you see fried locusts on the McDonald’s menu in the next 20 years, you can count the UN as winning it.Gasport resident Bob Confer also writes for the New American magazine at TheNewAmerican.com. Follow him on Twitter @bobconfer