Heroin and Cornflakes

“Governments can be understood as a series of decision points, with some people in those points vulnerable to very large bribes. Decisions could be bought and sold like heroin, making democracy an illusion.” – 2009 State of the Future

Heroin and Cornflakes was born out of the absurdity of a world ruled by profit.  A profit that is allowed to exploit our children without moral restraint. A profit that laces products with candy and sugar in order for our children to become addicted.  A profit that allows the world’s children to starve whilst its beneficiaries accumulate vast wealth. These beneficiaries include politicians and statesmen who circumvent all means of equal distribution of wealth and resources.

Heroin and Cornflakes aims to highlight these discrepancies and crisis through the written word. 

Most people live, whether physically, intellectually, or morally, in a very restricted circle of their being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into the habit of using and moving only his little finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed. William James

Is there an emergency?

Sat Jun 20, 2009

The UN food agency says one in six human beings, or one-sixth of the global population, are suffering from hunger and do not have access to enough food.  A record 1 billion people are undernourished around the world.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has estimated that 250 million children between the ages of five and fourteen work in developing countries, at least 120 million of these on a full time basis.

However some folk don`t go hungry and their children don`t lack education :

From 2002 rich politician list
Rank Politician (Party) Office or Campaign Net Worth
1 Michael R. Bloomberg (R) Mayor, New York $4.8 billion
2 Winthrop Rockefeller (R) Lt. Governor, Arkansas 1.2 billion
3 B. Thomas Golisano (Ind) Gubernatorial candidate, New York 1.1 billion
4 John Kerry (D) Senator, Massachusetts 550 million
5 Tony Sanchez (D) Gubernatorial candidate, Texas 500 million
6 Amo Houghton (R) Representative, New York 475 million
7 Jon S. Corzine (D) Senator, New Jersey 300 million
8 Herb Kohl (D) Senator, Wisconsin 250 million
9 Jay Rockefeller (D) Senator, West Virginia 200 million
10 Mark R. Warner (D) Governor, Virginia 200 million






About the author

ann and archieeHeroin and Cornflakes was conceived and founded (and is run and edited) by Ann. In between looking after two children, Ann spends most of her time trying to raise awareness on environmental, health and social issues, and thinking about how we can make our planet a better place.

She also runs a website arch1design – a promotional platform encouraging businesses to work alongside designers and manufacturers in creating sustainable, environmentally conscious products.  It also features latest eco, health and design news, and any other articles/information she finds interesting and would like to share with you.

Hope you enjoy the site!


contact: info@arch1design.com

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