Peace is about resources

"Millions of peaches, peaches for me

Millions of peaches, peaches for free."

- lyric from Peaches, a song by The Presidents of the United States of America (lyrics.com)


The song Peaches is about the freedom of living in the countryside where there would be so many millions of peaches to eat - ah bliss. Peaches are sublime when ripe and delicate to transport. Canned and frozen peaches are a modern alternative to summertime freshness.

Peaches are associated with plenty - summertime harvest and the wealth to be able to eat the fancier produce instead of only picking it for a wage. The book Poverty to Peaches by Terry Gasking tells the story of his childhood surviving WWII in poverty, later bus driver, eventually to financial industry success - plenty of peaches. (2)


Peace is about adequacy of resources, with even distribution. Political unrest is associated with there being greater income inequality within a nation - a larger difference between the richest and the middleclass and the poorest people. (1)


"Worldwide, the numbers are stark. As calculated by Oxfam, 26 people have the same amount of wealth as the 3.8 billion people in the world’s bottom half. In the United States, the three richest people have the same amount of wealth as the bottom 160 million."(1)

Millions of peaches, how many for the people?


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Reference List

  1. Michael Massing, Most Political Unrest has One Big Root Cause: Soaring Inequality, Jan 24, 2020, theguardian.com, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/24/most-political-unrest-has-one-big-root-cause-soaring-inequality

  2. Terry Gasking, Poverty to Peaches, Jan 15, 2013, goodreads.com, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21302408-poverty-to-peaches