People in the thread have quite rightly voiced thoughts that could be summed up by the words, "Why don't the Africans take care of themselves?"
It's a good point.
One of the chief backers of the Organization of African Unity
is the embattled Muhamar Ghaddafi.
Whatever you might think of him and his record, he was a major funder of parts of parched
Africa and one of the chief supporters of "made in
Africa" solutions to problems.
Most people in this thread are all for "made in Africa" solutions to problems, . . . but . . . are our leaders in favor of "made in Africa" solutions
It is a very good question.
Do Hannibal and Annabelle Lecter, leaders of the industrialized world
, want a "made in Africa" solution to any
Or would they prefer to design all the paradigms themselves to suit themselves?
If you intended to steal someone's wallet, wouldn't you rather have them on their knees starving to death than vigorous and healthy and able to
negotiate a fair deal?
Does this put African starvation and Ghaddafi's problems into a different perspective?
Ghaddafi is a very important guy. (Yes, he's wild and crazy too.)
This is just a thought but maybe those who really want to help Africa get out of it's problems should write to their elected representatives and try
to help Ghaddafi get out of his problems. There is no doubt that the two issues are connected.
Africa needs big thinkers like Ghaddafi. We don't need another generation of western backed mini-me's dancing the two-step with our own Hannibal and
edit on 4-8-2011 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)