Live 8

There was a good article on the Live 8 debacle. I would like to add my 2c to it. This is a big problem with today's "heroes" like Bob Geldoff. He doesn't have the balls to come out and say "look, the problem is that these African dictators aren't running a non-corrupt capitalist society like we do". Instead, he attacks the easiest group to attack - the rich people in the G8. Nevermind that those loans weren't even being serviced. He'll attack the easy, innocent prey instead of having the balls to say what needs to be said.

I'll add some of my own difficult questions for Sir Bob to answer. Let's start with this one - when these debts are cancelled, does that mean that Africa will never again be allowed to borrow money - not even to build a hydroelectric power station? If not, what is going to prevent Africa from coming right back to where it is now? Next question I have is - will an equal amount of funding be given to the responsible African countries that didn't borrow money foolishly? If not, it is grossly unfair to punish the responsible and reward the irresponsible. What sort of lesson does this give to future African governments?

Ah, I'll say what I really want to say. Geldoff - stick it up your fokkin arse - you're part of the problem, not the solution. Step aside and let those of us who really care about the suffering of Africa take over.

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?