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A Smart Irishman's insight on Africa.

Post  fortuna on Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:46 pm




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over the past 20+ yrs that no African country seems capable
of effective self rule/governing. Only dictators seem to
survive, at least for a period of time. These conditions are
dangerous
to the world and the solution is not easy. Joe

Kevin
Myers (born 30 March 1947) is an Irish journalist and
writer. He writes for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times,
having previously been a columnist for the Irish Independent
and a former contributor to The Irish Times, where he wrote
the "An Irishman's Diary"
opinion column several times weekly. Until 2005, he wrote
for the UK Sunday Telegraph.

His
articles criticize left-wing opinion and the "liberal
consensus", sometimes incorporating hyperbole, sarcasm
and parody.

This
essay appeared in The Irish Independent:

Somalia
is not a humanitarian disaster; it is an evolutionary
disaster. The current drought is not the worst in 50 years,
as the BBC and all the aid organizations claim. It is
nothing compared to the droughts in 1960/61 or 73/74. And
there are continuing droughts
every 5 years or so. It's just that there are now four
times the population; having been kept alive by famine
relief, supplied by aid organizations, over the past 50
years. So, of course, the effects of any drought now, is a
famine. They cannot even feed themselves
in a normal rainfall year.

Worst
yet, the effects of these droughts, and poor nutrition in
the first 3 years of the a child's life, have a lasting
effect on the development of the
infant brain, so that if they survive, they will never
achieve a normal IQ . Consequently, they are selectively
breeding a population who cannot be educated, let alone one
that is not being educated; a recipe for disaster.

We
are seeing this impact now, and it can only exacerbate, to
the detriment of their neighbors, and their environment as
well. This scenario can only end in an even worse disaster;
with even worse suffering, for those benighted people, and
their descendants. Eventually,
some mechanism will intervene, be it war, disease or
starvation.

So
what do we do? Let them starve?

What
> a dilemma for our Judeo/Christian/Islamic Ethos; as well as
> Hindu/Buddhist morality. And this is beginning to happen
> in Kenya, Ethiopia and other countries in Asia, like
> Pakistan. Is this the beginning of the end of
> civilization?

AFRICA
> is giving nothing to anyone outside Africa -- apart from
> AIDS and new diseases. Even as we see African states
> refusing to take action to restore something resembling
> civilization in Zimbabwe, the begging bowl for Ethiopia is
> being passed around to us out of
> Africa, yet again.

It
is nearly 25 years since the famous Feed The World campaign
began in Ethiopia, and in that time Ethiopia's
population has grown from 33.5 million to 78+ million
today. So, why on earth should I do anything to
encourage further catastrophic demographic growth in that
country? Where is the logic? There is none. Now they want to
move to other countries to continue
to breed and commit crime.

To
> be sure, there are two things saying that logic doesn't
> count. One is my conscience, and the other is the picture,
> yet again, of another wide-eyed child, yet again, gazing,
> yet again, at the camera, which yet again, captures the
> tragedy of children starving.

> Sorry.
> My conscience has toured this territory on foot and
> financially. Unlike most of you, I have been to Ethiopia;
> like most of you, I have stumped up the loot to charities to
> stop starvation there. The
> wide-eyed boy-child we saved, 20 years or so ago, is now a
> low IQ, AK 47-bearing moron, siring
> children whenever the whim takes him and blaming the world
> because he is uneducated, poor and left behind. There is
> no doubt a good argument why we should prolong this
> predatory and dysfunctional economic, social and sexual
> system but I do not know what
> it is. There
> is, on the other hand, every reason not to write a column
> like this.

> It
> will win no friends and will provoke the self-righteous
> wrath of, well, the self-righteous hand wringing, letter
> writing wrathful individuals; a species which never fails to
> contaminate almost every debate in Irish life with its
> sneers and its moral superiority.
> It will also probably enrage some of the finest men in
> Irish life, like John O'Shea, of Goal; and the Finucane
> brothers, men whom I admire
> enormously.

> So
> be it.

> But,
> please, please, you self-righteously wrathful, spare me
> mention of our own Irish Famine, with this or that lazy
analogy. There is no comparison!

> Within
> 20 years of the Famine, the Irish population was down by
> 30%. Over the equivalent period, thanks to western food, the
> Mercedes 10-wheel truck and the Lockheed Hercules plane,
> Ethiopia's population has more than doubled.
> Alas,
> that wretched country is not alone in its
madness.

Somewhere,
over the rainbow, lies Somalia, another fine land of
violent, AK 47-toting, khat-chewing, girl-circumcising,
permanently tumescent layabouts and housing pirates of the
ocean. Indeed, we now have almost an entire continent of
sexually hyperactive, illiterate
indigents, with tens of millions of people who only survive
because of help from the outside world or allowances by the
semi-communist Governments they voted for, money supplied by
borrowing it from the World Bank!

This
dependency has not stimulated political prudence or common
sense.

Indeed,
voodoo idiocy seems to be in the ascendant, with the
president of South Africa being a firm believer in the
efficacy of a little tap water on the post-coital penis as a
sure preventative against AIDS infection. Needless to say,
poverty, hunger and societal
meltdown have not prevented idiotic wars involving Tigre,
Uganda, Congo, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea
etcetera.

Broad
brush-strokes, to be sure. But broad brush-strokes are
often the way that history paints its gaudier, if more
decisive, chapters. Japan, China, Russia, Korea, Poland,
Germany, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the 20th century
have endured
worse broad brush-strokes than almost any part of Africa.
They are now -- one way or another -- virtually all giving
aid to or investing in Africa, whereas Africa, with its vast
Savannahs and its lush pastures, is giving almost nothing to
anyone, apart from
AIDS.

Meanwhile,
Africa's peoples are outstripping their resources and
causing catastrophic ecological
degradation.

By
2050, the population of Ethiopia will be 177
million;
the equivalent of France, Germany and Benelux today, but
located on the parched and increasingly Protein-free
wastelands of the Great Rift Valley. So, how much sense
does it make for us actively to increase the adult
population of what is already a vastly
over-populated, environmentally devastated and economically
dependent country?
How
much morality is there in saving an Ethiopian child from
starvation today, for it to survive to a life of brutal
circumcision, poverty, hunger, violence and sexual abuse,
resulting in another half-dozen such wide-eyed children,
with comparably jolly little
lives ahead of them?

Of
course, it might make you feel better, which is a prime
reason for so much charity! But that is not good enough. For
self-serving generosity has been one of the curses of
Africa. It has sustained political systems which would
otherwise have collapsed. It prolonged
the Eritrean-Ethiopian war by nearly a decade.

It
is inspiring Bill Gates' programme to rid the continent
of malaria, when, in the almost complete absence of personal
self-discipline, that disease is one of the most
efficacious forms of population-control now
operating. If
his programme is successful, tens of millions of children
who would otherwise have died in infancy will survive to
adulthood, he boasts.

Oh
good: then what? I know, let them all come here (to
Ireland). Germany and the rest of Europe is already
inundated and there are literally millions queuing up who
want a hand out, taking in refugees because you feel sorry
for them will end in the demise of
those countries taking part.

You
will note that: No
Gulf State is taking any refugees, and the head of the
human rights commission is Saudi
Arabian!?!

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