posted on Aug, 3 2004 @ 08:05 AM
What green card ads are you seeing? I'm not familiar with them.
If you had ever been poor, your perspective might change. If you had ever been homeless or hungry, you might discover that pride is the affectation
of the rich.
As far as "the west," or anyone else "creating" poverty, that's a campaign slogan rather than any kind of economic reality.
How has the west created poverty? By paying $40 a barrel for oil? By paying $5 a pound for copper a couple of years back? By building factories and
With the exception of the US policy in Cuba, it's pretty difficult to point to a developed nation "creating" poverty. The Soviet Union had more
resources than the west did. The mexican state of Chihuahua alone has more oil and gold that the US.
If you have ever tried to do business in the developing world, then you know about the incredible depths of corruption and greed that stifles all
economic activity. You know that laws which protect investors and workers in the developed world are non-existent. Officials are forthright in their
demands for bribes, and frequently "impound" vehichles and parts shipments, to blackmail the companies that ship them. You know that local
magistrates live like "oriental despots" demanding the land, the produce, even the wives and daughters of their peasants. The West doesn't create
that. A People's lack of courage and conviction is what keeps them from overthrowing oppression. Certainly not a lack of firepower.
Why are nations rich or poor?
You might start by reading "An Inquiry Into The Wealth of Nations," by Adam Smith.
You asked why the the ads are there, "apart from the $?" What an amazing question. As far as I've ever known, advertizing serves only one
purpose, to sell things. If you know of another reason for certain ads, then by all means, post it.
It just goes to show the way people on this site are so quick to just "make up" conspiracies and "facts" out of their imagination.
I have a sneaking suspicion that a lot of the folks that visit ATS live in their parents' basements.
(p.s. love the signature. He never worked, either.)