Originally posted by stigup
I just find it amazing how Africa is the richest country, in minerals, in the world yet they are the poorest! Congo alone is thought to have 24
trillion dollars worth of minerals. Also a friend of mine has been granted political asylum and he's from Congo, the things he has told me would
blow your mind. For one France, USA, and China are all pretty much trying to take over parts of Africa, slowly but surely. I think the worst thing
he told me was how the US hires troops, I can't recall from which parts, from Africa to fight on the front lines of Iraq and such. So when they say
only so many casualties of US troops think how many other troops from Africa died. And this is 100% fact. They PAY these governments with our tax
dollars to fight our "war" These people make me sick...
Africa is not a country.
Anyway... we cant worry bout every single thing thats wrong on the planet. If I spent my day thinking bout everything thats wrong I wouldnt have time
even to enjoy whats right.
So what if my computer is made of whatever conflict material... so is my xbox and my ps3 and prolly my cellphones, tv, dvd, and every single
electronic I use... and when it comes to oil, well... I dont really even have to look at my car for that, when I look around me its all plastic and
rubbers and all comes from oil and oil is the biggest "conflict material" on earth.
To be honest... I don't really care. If I did I would be living off a farm somewhere isolated from the modern world, in sub-human conditions just to
avoid every single stupid thing thats wrong and I still couldnt eat meat, cause it would mean having to kill some living thing, I couldnt eat fish
cause I had again to steal another life. Bah.
I worry about the ones close to me, the ones I love. I'm sorry if Congo, Angola, Iraq, Afghanistan, and every sh.thole on the planet arent on my mind
when I wake up every day. I'm sorry but its just the way it is and I have much more important people and my own life to worry about.
To each his own. I can bare the fact that people that dont know me dont care about me... if I live or die theres no difference on the planet besides
to the ones who love me and are close to me so I dont really care about some country 5000km away.
I dont care where my diamonds come from, where the materials from my pc or consoles come from, the meat, the fish, the gas that fuels my car, the oil
needed to make all this plastic I use...
Some people need to be more honest and less hypocrite about these matters.
And btw... I never saw the difference between a blood diamond and a "legal" one. And I bet its the same with all those tungstens and whatever... if
it looks like a diamond, feels like a diamond and if it is indeed a diamond I dont care where the hell its from, just name the damn price and I'll
buy it if the situation requires. And I would prolly buy it anyway even if it was a blood diamond... all I want is the freaking thing, I want to buy
it, I'm not interested in the diamonds life story nor what it has to say. When the day comes that I want to go Sigmund Freud on a diamond that may
change, until then a diamond is a diamond regardless where its from.
EDIT: oh and stigup, if they get PAID to die... thats their problem and noone else's. paid to get shot... great man, good for them. I wouldnt take
it... but thats just me. Shame yes, thats wrong... But dont ask me to feel sorry for ppl that are paid to kill and get killed instead.
[edit on 29-6-2010 by FraternitasSaturni]