August 29, 2005

Starvation in Niger

Le Shawn Barbor has an interesting post about a problem occuring in Niger...If you are a big contributor to food aid to Africa organizations, you should read this.

Le Shawn summed it up succinctly with this little gem:

"Hmm…making babies with multiple women, knowing the state will feed them. Why does that sound familiar?"

When you consider the amount of food/materiel/ developement loans that have poured into the African continent over the last thirty years or so, you'd THINK that there would have been some slight improvement in the average person's standard of living, wouldn't you?

As an aside, while no one can be for a system of white control of a majority black country, look at the results of black takeover of government.... as one example; Rhodesia was once the breadbasket of Africa, now it's experiencing famine on a grand scale.

The fact that Blacks took over isn't the problem, the problem seems to be because the Blacks that came into power are all socialists, and where socialism rears it's ugly head, misery and oppression seem to naturally follow. Add into the mix the long standing inter-tribal animosities, and you have a system that can only result in continual decline and misery. Adding foreign funds only extends the time it takes to change the system for the betterment of the people.

I've sadly come to the conclusion that Kim du Toit has it right, barricade the continent, arm all the citizens, and let them fight it out among themselves.

As he says, in a nutshell:(emphasis mine)

"Africa has to heal itself. The West can’t help it. Nor should we. The record speaks for itself."

Posted by Delftsman3 at August 29, 2005 02:46 AM | TrackBack
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