There’s a lot of talk these days about being prepared for all kinds of natural and man-made disasters. It is not uncommon to find classes, lectures, videos and books that teach eager “preppers” how to be wholly self-sufficient should our modern-day systems fail. After all, life without electricity and modern modes of transportation would change everything about the way we live. But whether or not you believe that some type of large-scale disaster will occur sometime in the future, there is a man-made disaster of epic proportions occurring right now.
(Excerpted from The Grateful Unrich…Chapter 2: Sandinistas)
It is better to see something one time than to hear it one hundred times - Japanese proverb
Miraflores Cooperative, Nicaragua – August 3, 1986
We arrive in the box of a dump truck to a lush, fertile area near the Honduran border. We are guests in the Sandino section of this potato cooperative, which was decimated by a contra attack on May 20th. The CIA-backed terrorists came in the night- burning homes, cutting babies from pregnant women, castrating and skinning men alive. They tacked the head of a respected village leader to a post at the cooperative entrance and blew up a warehouse full of seed potatoes which had just been harvested. Continue reading