Tuesday, July 31, 2007

More bittersweet tales from the cradle of Humanity.

No, I'm not going to argue with you if you think that people were magically placed on this world and built up the population through incest.

Kenyan Farmers’ Fate Caught Up in U.S. Aid Rules
Published: July 31, 2007
A small change in American legislation could allow the U.S. to buy food in Africa to feed the famished there.

Article here.

More proof against that lazy African myth. These people died while they built their own infrastructure. I am proud of their achievement and pissed off that one of the biggest obstacles they had to overcome was caused by a bureaucratic technicality mostly caused by U.S. people demanding to turn a profit on corn that we (U.S. taxpayers) helped them grow in the first place. What is this obsession with something for nothing? They did what you asked, and you still found a way to punish them for it.

I'm glad they got it together and can help people even worse off than they are. I bet you they don't have some arcane system for their charity; probably, 'oh you need food, here you go'.

The article writer did a good job so I don't really have more to add. I do like the usage of the fish parable. Too bad people here resist this common sense as if the parable instead stated, "Give a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day; set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life".

How hard is it to realize if you help people get their own, then at some point you won't have to help them (in that way) anymore.

Unless of course, it benefits you to have people unable to do for themselves...

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