10 March 2016

Dutch Potato Project

This story isn't necessarily unknown like Olivas Vila Aoy, but it's still worth highlighting and worth learning more than this short video will tell you.

Here is the link to the video.

Keepapitchinin has, of course, lots more information about this that is well worth reading.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

In some ways this is just another story about people in difficult circumstances helping someone else, but I think that's an oversimplification. Listen to the voices of people who were asked to give the food they were so hungry for, and that they had worked so hard for, to people they felt had taken everything from them. Listen to the words of the people who had been starving because of terrible political decisions dictators over their country had made and their desperate need for help that they knew no one wanted to give them.

I am concerned about the rise of nationalism, protectionism, and xenophobia in the United States, including among members of the Church, and this story is one way to counteract that.

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