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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Nothing new to see here folks, move along now

Last night and the night before and the night before that, and on and on, we have been bombarded with nightly reports on the starving children of Nigers. Now please, don't get me wrong, I can see, through the lenses of the television camera that children are starving. And just to make sure that I am seeing what I am seeing a newsperson is making sure that what I am seeing is actually true.

Babies and children are starving in Nigers.


News flash, children in Nigers and many other parts of Africa have been dying of starvation forever.

This is what gets my knickers in a twist. While the some folks at least in Nigers are begging for aid from the West; which of course means, the U.K., Europe, the U.S.A, and all other parts known as the West, there are people "right around the corner that could give them food."

Yes, I heard it right last night on the news, and you read it right. There are farmers in the same country that have all the food that these starving children need, but since it would take approximately 40 pence (roughly, 65-80 cents) a day for these children to eat, and the poor haven't got the money, the farmers won't give them the food that would feed these starving children. Instead, aid is coming from the West.

We are paying out from our pockets to send food to these children in Nigers because their own people, who have the food, won't share the food with their poor neighbors right around the corner. Exactly, how much sense does this make to you? Not much to me. It's not the fact that we are sending aid to these people that pisses me off, it's the fact that there are people in their own country that won't help them. That's deplorable in my eyes.

Doesn't charity begin at home?


At 5:50 AM , Blogger MonicaR said...

Yes - charity DOES begin at home! Hence all of the charitable organizations in the US.

What's happening in Africa is a disgrace and if the finger should be pointed it should be pointed at the leaders of the African countries. Much of the millions of $$ that we send in aid is never used for said starving children.

At 4:14 PM , Anonymous David Vance said...

Monica and Alice,

I agree wit what you both say - but daring to suggest that Africans might need to be - reponsible - is akin to admitting one is a child murderer. Also - O hate the way US private charitable giving is dismissed by Eurooweenies who worship at the shrine of State charity!

At 11:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you guys willing to drop me some help?

yes or not?

Thaaank uuuuuuuu


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